Haydock 14:25

The Sprint Cup Stakes looks an excellent race between some quite brilliant sprinters.

Harry Angel is the current favourite at 5/2, and after being caught by Caravaggio at the Royal meeting in June, he was a superb of the July Cup Stakes at Newmarket, where he lead from start to finish and his speed blew the field away. He has won on good to soft in the past but with the amount of rain around these are going to be testing conditions and it will be interesting to see if the softer ground blunts his high cruising speed.

Tasleet is a horse that I really like and the William Haggas trained runner is definitely capable in these types of conditions. He didn't run his race at all in the July Cup but I think that the softer conditions will bring out the best in him and am expecting a big race with Jim Crowley on board.

The Tin Man beat Tasleet beat Tasleet at Royal Ascot before also disappointing in the July Cup. He was a very good second place in this race last year in testing conditions and I feel that he is a little overpriced at 8/1, given what the five-year-old has achieved so far in his career.

Brando is the second favourite and this Pivotal gelding was a fine winner last time out at Deauville. He was third in the July Cup, beaten less than two lengths by the impressive Harry Angel and he has also won over course and distance on soft going.

 

Man City v Liverpool

Premier League action returns today and the first match of the weekend is a fascinating clash between Pep Guardiola's City and Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool.

City have flattered to deceive so far in their three games this season, drawing at home to Everton and being very lucky winners away to Bournemouth scoring with the last kick of the game.

Liverpool, on the other hand, have looked devastating going forward and notched four goals against both Hoffenheim and Arsenal. There are still worries about their defence but seven clean sheets in their last nine Premier League matches suggest they are improving, and I think they will be too much for City at the Etihad today.

They won here 4-1 in November 2015 in what signalled Klopp's arrival at Liverpool and they style of football he was going to have them playing. I wouldn't be surprised to see a similar scoreline with City unable to cope with the pace and movement of Firmino, Salah and Mane.

Today's selections

Haydock 14:25 - The Tin Man - 1 point @ 8/1

Man City v Liverpool - Liverpool win - 2 points @ 10/3

Man City v Liverpool  - Liverpool minus one - 1 point @ 8/1

Man City v Liverpool - Liverpool minus two - 1 point @ 25/1

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