The weather has been playing havoc with horse racing this week but the all-weather has kept the show on the road. Hopefully with milder weather forecast, things can improve and we won’t lose too many football games at the lower levels this weekend.
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3.17 Taunton – Frodon @ 6/5
A race that Paul Nicholls and Bryony Frost have won for the last three runnings with Yala Enki. Frodon has to prove his stamina for a new trip here but he stays three and a quarter miles fine and this is a sharp track. He’s a simple point and shoot type. That should make him a very hard horse to pass at this course.
Leeds V Brentford – Sunday 2pm – Over 3.5 goals @ 9/5, Over 4.5 goals @ 22/5 & Correct Score 3-3 @ 50/1
It was a 5-2 Brentford win in the reverse fixture back in September and goals are expected again. Leeds beat Bournemouth 4-3 at Elland Road, lost 3-2 to Fulham and drew West Ham 2-2. Brentford have shipped 5 at Newcastle and 4 at Villa. They lost 3-2 at Fulham as well as drawing 2-2 at Leicester and Forest. Everything about this screams goals so we’ll nail our colours to the mast in a single game.
Jaguars @ Chiefs – Saturday 9.30pm – Patrick Maholmes ATS @ 11/4
The Jaguars head to Kansas to take on the Chiefs in the first of the four playoff games. The Chiefs beat the Jaguars 27-17 when they met in week 10, though the Jaguars are much improved since then. In the Eagles’ Jalen Hurts and the Giants’ Daniel Jones, the Jags gave up a couple of touchdowns to mobile quarterbacks this season.
Patrick Mahomes is a similar type and while he’d prefer to use his arm than his legs, Mahomes to score a TD at 11/4 is interesting. Mahomes rushed for 4 TD’s in his last 10 games of the regular season and in a game where every yard will prove crucial, he can add to that.
Giants @ Eagles – Sunday 1.15am – Daniel Jones ATS @ 5/2
There could be a similar story here with a quarterback getting himself a touchdown. In the two games between two teams this season, the Giants QB has scored, with Daniel Jones looking to extend that sequence in the playoffs. He scored 7 TD’s during the regular season and was mobile in the win over the Vikings last week. 5/2 for Daniel Jones to rush for one again here looks a solid price.