BETTING ODDITIES: Hare Brained Idea

BETTING ODDITIES: In his latest weekly blog, DAVID STEWART takes a sideways look at some of the stories making the news in the betting world and beyond.


HARE BRAINED IDEA

The head on TV shot of the greyhounds leaving the traps on RPGTV was quite rightly praised during the first round of the Star Sports Greyhound Derby at Nottingham.

It clearly demonstrated which direction each dog went on leaving the traps and any resulting interference.

It got me thinking….. why not have a camera follow the dogs head-on all the way through the race?

If only someone could invent something that travelled in front of the dogs for the duration of the race …..

Hold a minute……. I think there MIGHT be an easy answer to this.


MAN U BEAT 6-1 … LIVERPOOL “HOLD MY BEER”

➡️ Man U 1 Tottenham 6 (six)
➡️ Aston Villa 7 (seven) Liverpool 2

Perfectly ‘normal’ results for 2020 I’d say.

And it brought out the best in twitter satire. Many variations on the theme of Liverpool being reported to Merseyside Police for breaching COVID guidelines by breaking the rule of six by letting seven in.


IT’S A PHOTOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Sensational scenes on Monday with a triple dead-heat !!!

Pontefract, Harlow greyhounds ???

No, Mastermind where three players were tied on 21 points. No ‘dead heat rules apply’ were needed with an extra round of five questions asked.

It’s happened in horse racing before – the latest example I can find was at Hollywood Park in 1997. Captured brilliantly here in this video.


ALL THE PRESIDENT’S DOCTORS

Goodness knows what to make of Trump’s brush with COVID and the political theatre of his ‘drive by’, described by one doctor as ‘insanity’.

I found the press conference picture from his medical team slightly intimidating too. Certainly a show of strength but was it entirely necessary to bring so many of the medical team outside of the Walter Reed Medical Center?


GOOD EVENING TWITTER

Have noticed that when Ben Keith ‘prices up’ the dessert card of a restaurant – the cheese option is always the rag, sometimes at frankly insulting odds. I mean, who DOESN’T fancy a slice of stilton and a cracker after a nice meal ?

I hope he gets to review L’Art Du Fromage soon. It’s the first speciality cheese restaurant in Britain serving ONLY cheese.

I would be fascinated to see the odds on his ‘card’. It would be like handicapping a horse race where you thought NOTHING could win. GULP.

David


DAVID STEWART is a freelance digital betting producer and journalist. His CV includes: The Sun, The Sporting Life, Racing Post, At The Races, The Sportsman, lead feature writer for Sky’s Betview magazine and senior producer Timeform Radio.


Views of authors do not necessarily represent views of Star Sports Bookmakers.