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Betting News: Mancini, Olesen, Els, Sandown

by Sean Goff | July 26, 2012
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Lunch update from the Paddy Power Blog on all the latest betting moves in sport

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Racing

A bumper eight card day of horse racing gets under orders at Sandown at 2pm swiftly followed by Bath (2.10) and Uttoxeter (2.20).  Two Irish cards feature tonight at Limerick (5.35), Leopardstown (5.45), while Folkestone (5.50), Epsom (6.00) and Doncaster (6.10) race in the UK.

All Thursday’s cards and form

Football

Roberto Mancini has had a cut at Manchester City’s director of football Brian Marwood about the Citizens lack of activity in the transfer market to date. Last season’s Premier League winning manager is keen to shift some of the deadwood off City’s books and go after the like of Robin Van Persie

City’s biggest signing during the summer has been Mancini himself who penned a five-year contract extension worth £37m earlier this month.

Golf

Thorbjørn Olesen (22) is the 5/4 favourite to lift the Lyoness Open as he sits on top of the leaderboard at -12 in the clubhouse after Day Two in Austria. The Sicilian Open winner shot a second round four-under-par 68 on Thursday after completing his rain-delayed first round earlier this morning.

Olesen finished in the top 10 at Royal Lytham last week and currently leads by three shots from Thomas Levet who is also finished his second round. Open Champion Ernie Els tees off in the Canadian Open later today.

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