OLE, Ole, Ole, Ole, Ole, Ole, the World Cup starts today. I’ve been growing my nails getting ready for the penalty shoot outs and red cards. It’s time for a lot of beer and a huge amount of highs and lows. I’m sure England will do well and I will be backing them in running either during or after tomorrow’s first group match. I reckon we could be in for a torrid evening tomorrow and for that reason I reckon the 25/1 with Skybet on a full-time score of 2-2 is the bet, at least then even if the Americans have a good 90 minutes we can still celebrate with a pile of Krugerrand. Of course the odds may be different later today or tomorrow so check out for the best price.

Racing is in the eye-of-a-storm this weekend. Last week we saw a very convincing winner of the Derby in Workforce, whilst next week is Royal Ascot. It’s normally a good idea to have a look around for a top stable sending out a two-year-old or two under the radar for a quick bit of experience. Usually a runner from the Stoute, Godolphin, Jarvis or Johnston team will have a pipe opener before coming back to run well throughout July and August in group races. While I’m watching out for their runners I will be having a few shillings on WATER ICE (2%) tomorrow in the 2.10pm at Leicester and today HEART OF HEARTS (5%) in the 8.05pm at Chepstow.