Apr 21 2020 @ 14:33
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Below is an overview of the sport taking place over the next seven days.
The biggest meeting of the week comes from Sha Tin on Sunday (26th April) where Champions Day takes place. Three group one races on the card will prove to be highly popular and these can be found highlighted below:
· Queen Elizabeth II Cup:
Tony Cruz has trained the winner of this twice in the last five years – this year he has Exultant as hot-favourite for the race, he’s a three-time Group 1 winner and looks the rightful favourite. Tony Cruz also has Furore, winner of last year’s Hong Kong derby, in the race and it wouldn’t be a surprise if either of those two were to land the spoils this year.
· Champions Mile:
Beauty Generation has won this race for the past two years for Zac Purton and John Moore and it would be a shock should he not make it a third. He was the world’s top-rated miler last year and after bouncing back when losing his 10-in-a-row streak last year, Hong Kong’s highest-ever rated horse looks set for another shot at glory.
· Chairman’s Sprint Prize:
John Size has landed the last two renewals of this contest and would probably have the likely favourite in Beat The Clock if he wasn’t injured, he does have Hot King Prawn however, a Denman gelding who came second in the same race last year, as a worthy replacement for the HK$16,000,000 prize. He will have to overcome a fierce competitor in Aethero though, trainer John Moore has been very bullish about his chances and is meant to be Hong Kong’s next superstar.
Horse racing banners used where appropriate would be useful given this is a high-profile meeting, albeit behind closed-doors, and one UK punters especially may be getting behind.
Over in Australia and the US racing continues with the usual cards taking place including a fully-packed schedule for the weekend.
The Belarus Premier League continues to carry on in full flow, we will be streaming every single one of these fixtures this weekend.
There is also action in the Tajikstan and Turkmenistan leagues.
eSoccer continues to take place as well with a variety of fixtures taking place this week, fixtures are still TBC but a number of leagues are progressing as usual.
The PDC Home Tour 2020 continues each night this week with no fewer than 24 markets available on each game – with every match streamed live at peak time in the UK. We have banners available for this so please use them where appropriate.
Other tournaments that are taking place this week (and streamed) include:
· Icons of Darts Icon Tour
· A Night at the Darts
· Remote Darts League
· Czech Premier League
The play-off stage begins in LOL with full details of that and the rest of Esports found below:
· LOL (League of Legends)
· CS:GO (Counter Strike:Global Offensive)
· Fixtures continue throughout the week here in many leagues and cup competitions.
· DOTA2 (Defense of the Ancients)
· Call of Duty
One of major interest to American Sports sites and fans in general is the inaugural Draft beginning on Thursday (23rd April) – this is one the biggest events in the NFL which sees Cinncinati Bengals with the first pick – expected to be quarterback Joe Burrow. This year it will be held virtually due to the worldwide pandemic but it will be no less entertaining with the Miami Dolphins having the most picks overall.
bet365 have a range of markets on the Draft ranging from:
· Number 1 Overall Pick
· Number 2 Overall Pick
· Draft Position
· First WR Drafted
· First RB Drafted
· Quarterbacks Drafted in First Round
Plus much more.
Various fixtures and tournaments are taking place, mainly in Ukraine.
Action takes place in the Chinese Taipei SBL.
This continues to take place in Australia and the US with a number of meetings.