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beyond the turf with Jonathan Shepherd GOLF


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omething’s got to give on September 18th when Nathan Cleverly and Karo Murat


put their unbeaten records on the line in a WBO light heavyweight title eliminator at Birmingham’s LG Arena. The pair are the main attraction on Frank Warren’s mouth watering ‘Magnificent Seven’ night, when a host of big names in domestic boxing compete for titles on arguably the best British bill since the likes of Chris Eubank and Nigel Benn went toe-to-toe. Cleverly had captured the British,


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urope have been favourites for the Ryder Cup from the outset, but the hosts’


price contracted even further after Martin Kaymer landed the USPGA Championship at Wisconsin’s Whistling Straits just over a month ago. Colin Montgomerie’s side are now just 4/6


at best with Partybets to prevail at Celtic Manor while the United States are priced by Jaxx.com at 7/4 and given the form of the European squad, it’s hard to argue with the bookies’ judgement. Nevertheless, that’s not to say the US team


aren’t formidable opponents. Admittedly, Tiger Woods rarely plays his best golf in the event and indeed the world number one hasn’t played his best golf in any event for some time. Furthermore, there’s an element of inexperience in Corey Pavin’s squad, which will head to Wales with debutantes Matt Kucher, Jeff Overton, Dustin Johnson and Bubba Johnson amidst their ranks. Home advantage will assist of course and


with the likes of McIlroy, Lee Westwood, provided he is back to full fitness and US Open champ Graeme McDowell on board, the hosts definitely deserve to be market leaders, but it will be no cakewalk for Montgomerie’s men, who are 12/1 with Victor Chandler to record a 16-12 triumph and a slightly shorter 11/1 (William Hill) to finish on the right side of a 15.5-12.5 scoreline.


TOP TIP


The quality of players that missed the cut for Europe perfectly illustrates their strength and they have to be fancied to come out on top. A three or four-point margin of victory looks about right at Celtic Manor.


European and Commonwealth titles by the time he turned 23 in February, that’s quicker than John Conteh, and the feat was made all the more impressive by the fact that the Welshman was studying for an Applied Mathematics degree. A former sparring partner of Joe Calzaghe,


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Cleverly has now completed his studies and as this is his first fight since becoming a full- time boxer, he has to be fancied at 4/11 with William Hill to overcome the 26-year-old German, Paddy Power’s 5/2 outsider, who has rarely fought outside his home country. While in October, Arthur Abraham and


Carl Froch lock horns in Monaco in the latest fight in the Super Six series. The pair both come into the fight on the back of their first career defeats and will be looking to immediately bounce back but despite being the slight underdog in places, bet365 pricing him at 6/5, the Nottingham fighter can overcome his tough German opponent.


TOP TIP


Cleverly can continue his rise and Carl Froch should get back to winning ways


The main French challenge will come


ir Michael Stoute must think he will never rid himself of his Prix De L’Arc De


Triomphe curse after hot favourite for this year’s renewal, Harbinger, was retired through injury. Stoute could still have Workforce lining-up at Longchamp and at 10/1 with Ladbrokes, the Derby winner is an eye catcher although the three-year-old’s subsequent flop when odds-on in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot in July will undoubtedly deter some punters. Fame and Glory is the current favourite at


10/3 with Stan James ahead of the prestigious Paris showdown and that’s understandable given the incredible year that the four-year- old has enjoyed. The Aiden O’Brien-trained colt has been primed for this race and it will take a special effort to beat him.


from Behkabad (7/1, Betdaq) who has won in Group One company this year, beating Irish raider Planteur into second in the Grand Prix De Paris in July. That form stands the three-year-old in good stead, especially as Planteur went off as favourite in that race and is also prominent in the Arc betting at 10/1 with Totesport.


TOP TIP


Fame and Glory is a worthy favourite, Workforce and Sariska have had their problems and lack a bit of appeal on that basis, so the each way value could be with 16/1 shot Byword, who has the pedigree to move up in terms of distance and mount a strong challenge.


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