jason day

Jason Day won his first major title by winning the US PGA by three shots from new world number one Jordan Spieth. The Australian kept his cool throughout the final round and never really looked in trouble as he played the final two tough holes incredibly well.

Here on this blog Branden Grace was tipped at 80/1, so I hope plenty of you managed to get on him as the South African finished in third place to give us a nice return. At one point he managed to get within two shots of Day, but he wasn't able to get any closer unfortunately.

 

The big match of the Premier League at the weekend was Man City at home to Chelsea. If was somewhat of a surprise to me but City completely dominated the reigning champions and won the game comfortably by three goals to nil. It could have been by an wider margin and it leaves Chelsea on one point from the opening two games and under a little pressure even at this early stage of the season.

Man Utd and Leicester and Liverpool all won for the second match running to remain at the top of the table with City. Sunderland already look a team in big trouble as Dick Advocaat's side were well beaten at home to newly promoted Norwich by three goals to one.

 

There is some great sporting action later on this week with York's Ebor meeting starting on Wednesday where there will be four fantastic days of top quality racing. The highlight for me being the Juddmonte International Stakes on Wednesday where the imperial Golden Horn is taken on by Gleneagles, the English and Irish 2,000 Guineas as well as the St James Palace Stakes at Ascot. This will be a fascinating clash as it also includes the highly rated Time Test along with the more experienced The Great Gatsby.

 

The final test of the Ashes series also starts on Thursday. England have already regained the famous urn but they will still be flat out to win this match and take the series 4-1. For Australia it is a new start after Michael Clarke stood down as captain after the last test, so Steven Smith takes over and they will be looking to salvage just a little pride in this final test.

At the start of the series we tipped Stuart Broad to be top bowler overall at 9/1 and going into this final test he is three wickets clear of Australia's Mitchell Starc. We were also on Steven Smith to be top batsman overall, however he has a bit of work to do to come out on top as he is 78 runs behind England's Joe Root who has been in superb form.

 

Ripon 15:30

This is a nice looking two year old race with some promising sorts. Comics for Charlie Appleby is the short priced favourite after winning his first race at Doncaster in July. Two others in that race have won since but they were both at a lower grade.

Champagne City won a couple of races before finding a Group 2 at Newmarket far too tough. He has a mark of 89 here which definitely gives him a chance.

Fleeting visit is the one I really fancy in this race. He won really nicely over this trip at Chepstow and the second in that race has since won by six lengths so on the face of it the form looks strong.

Today's Selection

Ripon 15:30 Fleeting Visit - 1 point @ 6/1

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