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Betting news on Blackburn v Wolves, the golf and today’s racing

by Sean Goff | January 11, 2013

Football

Wolves and Blackburn face-off in the nPower Championship tonight live on Sky Sports 1 as the HR department at both clubs get off early for the weekend.

Dean Saunders takes charge for the first time at Molineux after succeeding Stale Solbakken who got his marching orders a week ago.  Saunders says he can lead the club back to the Premier League – unfortunately ‘before 2030’ wasn’t good enough for the board.

Michael Appleton could be unveiled as Blackburn Rovers third manager this season despite just taking over from Ian Holloway at Blackpool a couple of months ago.

The Tangerines have given Rovers permission to speak to the 37-year-old former Portsmouth boss after Henning Berg was shown the door after just 10 games in charge.

Golf

Former Thai paratrooper Thongchai Jaidee has a three shot lead over local boys and former Major winners Louis Oosthuizen and Ernie Els heading into Day Two of the Volvo Golf Champions in Durban.

Ryder Cup winner Paul Lawrie is in a seven-man group tied for fourth on three-under as the 2013 European Tour swings into action.

If your selection finishes second to a South African golfer in the Volvo Golf Champions, Paddy Power will refund your losing stake. (T&C’s apply)

Scott Langley shot eight under par in the first round of the Sony Open and has a one shot lead over Russell Henley.

Matt Kuchar and Webb Simpson are tied four shots off the lead and the well-supported Dustin Johnson had a disappointing opening round shooting a round of 70 and finishing on level par.

Racing

Last season’s Triumph Hurdle winner Countrywide Flame will swerve the Irish Champion Hurdle at Leopardstown at the end of the month and may head to Haydock instead as he prepares for a tilt at the Cheltenham Champion Hurdle on March 12.

Paddy has also got in early and priced up every single race at the Cheltenham Festival. If you have an ante-post favourite and want to get on early doors, Paddy can take care of it.

Friday’s racing comes from Lingfield, Wolverhampton, Huntingdon and Sedgefield and Dundalk as punters warm up for another Saturday of Money-Back Special All Losers.

So far this year, Paddy has refunded £385k and will continue the Money-Back madness on two races tomorrow and every Saturday in January.

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