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Betting News: Murray, Wiggins, Bilic, Galway

by Sean Goff | July 31, 2012

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Evening update from the Paddy Power Blog on all the latest betting moves in sport 

Olympics

Andy Murray swept past Finland’s Jarkko Nieminen 6-2, 6-4 today to keep up his gold medal prospects. The Scot now plays Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus who he beat last month at Wimbledon.

Bradley Wiggins (32) aims to add Olympic gold to his Tour De France triumph in the Men’s time-trial tomorrow. Wiggins is no starnger to Olympic glory with three golds, one silver and two bronze medals to his name from previous Games and will become Britain’s most successful Olympian ahead of Sir Steve Redgrave if he makes the podium on Wednesday.

Wiggins quest maybe made easier as Cade Evans who won the Tour De France in 2011 has pulled out of the Time-trial with exhaustion.

Football

Ireland striker Simon Cox is on Michael Laudrup’s wanted list as the new Swansea boss prepares for life in English football.

Former Croatian international manager Slavan Bilic (43) has claimed he had ‘interesting’ offers to manage in the Premier League before he decided to quit the national team to become Lokomotiv Moscow’s head coach. Bilic played for Everton and West Brom during his time in England.

Australian U-19 international Curtis Good (19) has signed for Newcastle United from Melbourne Heat.

Racing

The Galway Festival and Worcester provide the evening’s entertainment after an informative day at Glorious Goodwood.

Paddy Power cut St Leger hopes Noble Mission to 10/1 from 25s and Encke to 16s from 33/1 after the pair went head-to-head in the 1m 4f Group 3 Gordon Stakes. Henry Cecil’s colt, a full brother to Frankel who runs in the Sussex Stakes on Wednesday was a head winner after the pair drew clear in the final two furlongs.  Cecil later completed a double with flying filly Chachamaidee (5/4f). Mark Johnstone’s Landaman was slashed from 25/1 to 10/1 for the Ebor at York after winning the opener.

Ruby Walsh and Tom Lee will preview Days Two and Three of Goodwood and Galway before the first race tomorrow here.

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