Josh Appelbaum’s Market Insights
Today marks a turning point in our long-awaited return to normalcy, at least in terms of wagering on sports. The UFC is back and takes center stage with an all night Saturday sweat.
But the event isn’t without controversy. Late Friday night, news surfaced that Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza tested positive for coronavirus, along with two of his cornermen. Souza was set to face Uriah Hall, but the bout was canceled. Souza is now in quarantine. The other fighters tested negative, so UFC 249 will have 11 bouts at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Fla. The preliminary card begins at 6 p.m. ET on ESPN and the main card kicks off at 10 p.m. ET on pay-per-view only.
Josh offers some insights based on the line movement. READ MORE.
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Tuley’s Thoroughbred Takes
Dave takes on the sport of kings with a little help from his friends. He posts his picks here daily. Check for late additions, substractions and scratches. GO HERE.
ICYMI: Ron Flatter on horse racing
Anticipating the opening next week of Churchill Downs and a reopening in California, Las Vegas handicapper Richard Eng discusses betting during the pandemic on the Ron Flatter Racing Pod. Trainer Ken McPeek talks about Kentucky Oaks favorite Swiss Skydiver and her aim to race next month in England. From Paris, Racing Post’s Scott Burton handicaps Monday’s resumption of racing in France. LISTEN HERE.
The Kentucky Derby might still be four months away, but it is not too early to examine prep fractions to see if extending to 1¼ miles will make or break contenders. READ MORE.
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