Money talks – Sun Bets backs Sharja Bridge for Haydock success

first_img Better Collective moves fast to mitigate COVID-19 as esports journey begins May 15, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Better Collective secures esports vision by acquiring for €35m February 28, 2020 Tim Reynolds, PR Manager at Sun Bets, said that “money talks” after promoting the chances of Sharja Bridge in today’s Tipster Challenge at Haydock.However, Reynolds stopped short of nominating the Roger Varian-trained horse as his Nap of the Day, instead opting for Dance Diva, a big favourite in the second race of the day (2:30).This was matched by Stephen Harris, the horse racing guru for bettingexpert, who leads the Betting Gods sponsored competition with a 10.56-point average after five weeks of action.____________________________________2:00bettingexpert: Dukes GirlStepped forward when second at Thirsk last time and could improve again for this longer trip.Sun Bets: OttonianWon convincingly at Thirsk on its racecourse debut despite running very green. Should come on for that run and prove very hard to beat.____________________________________2:30bettingexpert: Dance Diva (Nap of the Day)Landed hefty cash on her debut at Redcar despite doing plenty wrong in the run, and she can defy a penalty here with huge improvement certain.Sun Bets: Dance Diva (Nap of the Day)Won at Redcar last time out on its racecourse debut. Should come on for that effort and be able to overcome a 4lb penalty.____________________________________3:00bettingexpert: Original ChoiceMade an impressive winning handicap/seasonal debut at Wolverhampton and had excuses when beaten at Ascot.Sun Bets: MakkaarVery disappointing last time out at Ayr, but may have needed that run to blow away the cobwebs after a lengthy lay-off. Jockey/trainer have a 19.77% strike-rate when teaming up together and is taken reproduce the form when winning a hot Newmarket maiden in October last year.____________________________________3:30bettingexpert: MutarabbySets a clear standard on form and the first time cheekpieces can eek out some improvement to get off the mark.Sun Bets: Sharja BridgeMoney talks! Cost 500,000 guineas as a yearling. Full-brother to a Group 1 winner and half-brother to multiple other Group winners so has to be taken with serious consideration.____________________________________4:00bettingexpert: BroganRan too badly to be true last time and perhaps bounced on her second run back after a break. A CD win in October is solid form and a return to that level would make her very dangerous with Dascombe in the winners.Sun Bets: VaultedJockey/trainer have a 25% strike-rate at Haydock plus it ran a very encouraging race last time out at Musselburgh when tackling this distance for the first time. Should come on for that experience and make its presence felt.____________________________________4:30bettingexpert: SindarbanDid not handle Epsom last time but was a big eyecatcher first time up and the booking of Spencer catches the eye.Sun Bets: MutadaffeqArrives in great form and the trainer/jockey have excellent records at this course so is fancied to complete the hat-trick.____________________________________5:00bettingexpert: Festival Of AgesBred to be useful and can make a winning debut if the market vibes are strong later on.Sun Bets: AssiduousMark Johnson does well with his debutantes and it has some useful pedigree on its side. Should produce a bold showing at a decent price.____________________________________ Related Articles ‘Better for Bettors’: Better Collective’s formalised approach to sustainable development June 15, 2020 Share RankTipsterRace WinsPoints Submit 1bettingexpert210.56 2Sarah Shannon – OneBet210.38 3Steven Mullington – 888sport24.57 4Charlie McCann – BetVictor12.25 5Alex Donohue – ODDSbible12.00 6Rupert Adams – William Hill10.50last_img read more

Haitians are vulnerable, susceptible to political manipulation and exploitation

first_imgDear Editor,I wrote the press earlier this month, asking the Minister of Citizenship and/or our President to explain the sudden arrival in Guyana of a very large number of Haitians, reported on extensively in our media.According to the media reports, the Haitian arrivals are carefully organised with obvious official Government support. Their arrival has coincided with a highly suspect House-to-House Registration exercise with questionable legal authority and disputed justification.In response to these public concerns, Minister Felix disclosed that in the last six months, 8436 Haitians arrived and 1170 are supposed to have departed. Those who have left are acknowledged by the Minister to be mostly doing so illegally, The Minister seemed unable, however, to provide convincing documentation in support of his statement.In the current highly-charged political environment, with the Opposition and, for instance, the Private Sector Commission, opposed to the “registration” which is being carried out without the legally required scrutineering, it is perfectly reasonable to ask the question: where are the seven thousand odd unaccounted-for Haitians?In these circumstances, it is perfectly reasonable to also ask, not only where, but how are the Haitians occupied? They have not come as tourists and they are not authorised to work!In reactions, these questions have been vigorously and vociferously labelled as a “xenophobic attack” meaning racism, against the Haitians.I cannot speak for others, but as far as I am concerned, the application of this label, in this context is utter rubbish, and, if anything, is in itself racist in character and concept.The Haitians are our Caricom brothers and sisters and are understandably and undoubtedly fleeing their own impoverished circumstances in search of a better life and deserve our empathy and assistance.I wonder, however, if it has occurred, at all, to those, some otherwise very intelligent people amongst them, who so readily and conveniently employ this emotive use of race in pursuit of their own unspoken agenda, that the Haitians are both vulnerable and susceptible to political manipulation and exploitation of the worst kind.Yours sincerely,Kit Nascimentolast_img read more