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A bet in the final race of the Open Meeting


Cheltenham Open Meeting



A third from Legacy Gold in the bumper yesterday. She did hit the front but was over-hauled in the closing stages.

The final day of the Open meeting at Cheltenham today and if you are lucky enough to be on course please do pop into the betting ring and say hello to the Star Sports on course team.

We can guarantee you a friendly welcome, a good range of offers including our Loyalty Card and most of all strong, competitive prices.

I’m sticking with the bumpers and sticking with David Pipe in the concluding Fairlawne – Festival Jockey Club Fine Dining Bumper at 3.50pm.

It’s a race full of lightly raced horses full of potential but the Pipe trained Red Sherlock looks the pick of them. He won both of his starts last season at Towcester (by 23 lengths) and then stayed on gamely to beat The Skyfarmer by a head at Ascot.

The Skyfarmer looks well above average who has already made a winning start over hurdles and Red Sherlock’s form looks solid.

Biggest danger might be the Irish raider Neck Or Nothing who made a winning debut at Punchestown although the second in that race was also held on a subsequent start.

(stake between 0.5 and 10 points)
4 points win RED SHERLOCK at around 2/1


Bosses at a Swedish hotel made out of ice and snow say they are “a little surprised” – after being ordered to install fire alarms.

Tourists flock from all over the world to stay in the vast igloo in the country’s far north, where they sleep on an ice bed in temperatures as low as -8C (18F).

Located in the small Arctic town of Jukkasjarvi, the Icehotel is rebuilt every winter but it melts by spring.

The first guests stayed at the hotel in 1990, but authorities have this year demanded it put in the alarms for safety reasons.
Icehotel The hotel is in the picturesque village of Jukkasjarvi

Hotel spokeswoman Beatrice Karlsson said: “We were a little surprised at first, but the reason is that there are things that can actually catch fire, like pillows, sleeping bags or reindeer skins.

“To us the most important concern is the safety of our clients, so we will comply.”