Morning update from the Paddy Power Blog brings you a taster of what’s to come today
Golf: Tiger stalking his prey
It’s moving day at the Open Championship and with Tiger Woods on the premises it’s no surprise that he’s 11/4 to win his 15th Major in Paddy Power’s online betting on Saturday morning. Woods is four shots behind leader Brandt Snedeker (-10) and three off Aussie Adam Scott (-9). Scott is the 3/1 second favourite with surprise package Snedeker at 9/2.
Racing: Paddy Power Money-back special if second to Nathaniel
The King George VI Stakes takes centre-stage at Ascot today with last year’s winner Nathaniel and Sea Moon sharing favouritism with Paddy Power in the race known as the clash of the generations. Aidan O’Brien’s St Nicholas Abbey trades as third favourite in the main event which also features last season’s Arc winner in Danedream, the Melbourne Cup hero Dunaden and Japanese challenger Deep Brillante.
It’s a tough race to call but Paddy Power will refund your losing single stake (T&C’s apply) if second to Nathaniel.
F1: Will rain stop McLaren’s play for German glory?
Qualifying for the German Grand Prix at Hockenheim starts at 1pm on Saturday ahead of the big race on Sunday. Former World Champion Jensen Button had led the way in practice on Friday but struggled when the rain arrived. That’s not good news for Lewis Hamilton and the McLaren team in general as more rain is forecast for qualifying. Local hero Sebastain Vettel currently heads Paddy Power’s online betting at ahead of the lunchtime qualifying start and tomorrow’s main event.
Tour De France: Wiggins on cusp of history
Britain’s Bradley Wiggins is 24 hours away from becoming the first Britton to win the Tour De France. Wiggins is the hot favourite to take the individual time trial of Stage 19 today at 11am and set up what should be a gentle spin around Paris on Sunday to claim the Yellow jersey.