Morning update from the Paddy Power Blog on all the latest betting moves in sport
The long-running saga over Oscar’s transfer from Internacional to Chelsea appears to be over according to the Brazilian’s club president. The 20-year-old wunderkid was not expected to sign until after Brazil’s Olympic dream was over despite completing a medical last week. Both sides have now apparently reached agreement and Oscar will play for the Londoners in the Premier League this season.
Someone heading for an acrimonious exit at rivals Spurs is Luka Modric who has effectively gone on strike. The Croatian has refused to travel with the squad on a pre-season tour of the United States in a move that has angered manager AVB and club chairman Daniel Levy.
Danedream is now a 6/1 shot for a Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe for repeat glory after Saturday’s win at Ascot in the King George VI Stakes. Runner-up Nathaniel is a 7/1 chance after narrowly going down in a photo-finish. John Gosden’s Great Heavens has been installed at 6/1 for the St Ledger at Doncaster after her Irish Oaks win at the Curragh yesterday. Racing this afternoon goes ahead at Ayr (2.00), Cartmel (2.10) and Southwell (2.20). Windsor (6.10) and Beverley (6.30) are under orders tonight together with Ballinrobe (5.50) in Ireland.
Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor gets his challenge for the World Matchplay title started against Mervyn King tonight. If the final checkout of any of these World Matchplay matches is 100+, Paddy Power will refund any losing in-running bets!