Betting Preview – Friday 17th July

Friday’s sport includes seven race meetings in Ireland and the UK, day two of The Open, day two of Second Test of The Ashes and plenty more.

In the League of Ireland Premier Division, three games take place:
Bohemians v Sligo Rovers (7.45pm)
Derry City v Limerick (7.45pm)
Drogheda United v St Patrick’s Athletic (7.45pm)

There are seven meetings from Ireland and the UK. They are:
Nottingham (1.50pm, Flat)
Newbury (2.00pm, Flat)
Haydock (2.10pm, Flat)
Newmarket (5.40pm, Flat)
Kilbeggan (5.55pm, National Hunt)
Hamilton (6.05pm, Flat)
Pontefract (6.30pm, Flat)

They also race in South Africa at Fairview (12.00pm) and in France at Maisons-Laffitte (12.50pm)

North Melbourne play Essendon in an AFL clash at the Etihad Stadium – live from 10.30am on BT Sport.

The 2015 Ashes series continues with day two of the Second Test between England and Australia – live from 10.00am on Sky Sports 2.

ICC World T20 qualifiers take place:
Nepal v Papua New Guinea (9.30am, Sky Sports 3)
Ireland v Hong Kong (1.45pm, Sky Sports 3)

Stage 13 of the Tour de France is a 198km journey from Muret to Rodez – live from 1.10pm on TG4.

The second round of the Open Championship takes place at St Andrews – live from 9.00am on BBC Two & Setanta Ireland.
On the PGA Tour, the Barbasol Championship moves into day two – live from 9.00pm on Sky Sports 4.

There are seven BAGS / BEGS cards across the day:
Kinsley (10.31am)
Swindon (10.38am)
Hove (2.08pm)
Monmore (2.18pm)
Nottingham (6.28pm)
Towcester (6.33pm)
Sheffield (6.39pm)

The live game in Super League sees Hull KR play Hull FC – live from 7.30pm on Sky Sports 1.

New Zealand play Argentina in the opening match of this year’s competition in Christchurch.
Live coverage from 8.35am on Sky Sports 1.

Great Britain play France in the opening day of the Wolrd Group quarter-final at Queen’s Club in London – live from 12.00pm on Eurosport 2.
The Swedish Open continues – live from 10.00am on BT Sport 2.