ONE MONTH IN to the new NFL season and already the prime contenders are taking shape. As previously indicated the Green Bay Packers look strong in the NFC, now that their receiving corps is at full strength (Nelson) but the form of the AFC heavyweight, THE NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS looks menacing.
Their regular season schedule has them playing only Pittsburgh and Denver away and they look primed for the number one seeds for the AFC. We all know how strong the Pats are at home, so my first selection is to take the 9/2 for the Superbowl while it’s still there, and with any luck it’ll be Aaron Rodgers versus Tom Brady next February in Houston.
It’s been and will continue to be a busy end to the English Flat Season with the forthcoming Cesarewitch meeting and Champions Day concluding a fabulous 2016. With regard to Newmarket, the Cesarewitch itself is a race which frequently goes to National Hunt trainers and over the past decade, it has been won by Martin Pipe, Philip Hobbs, Alan King and Nicky Henderson. My tip for the race is STARCHITECT, who was great at Cheltenham and who is freely available at 12/1.
But this is also a time for laying down ante-post wagers for next season’s classics and I was very impressed by the performance of TALAAYAB in winning at Newmarket last week. What was more interesting were the comments in the racing press afterwards and I would suggest more than an interest on Talaayab at 16/1 for the Fillies Classic. Until next month.Until next month.