Betting Preview – Thursday 27th August

Thursday’s sport includes seven race meetings in the UK and Ireland, the opening day of The Barclays and the Czech Masters, Europa League action and more.

Southwell – 1.50pm, Jumps
Musselburgh – Flat, 2pm
Startford – Jumps, 2.10pm
Bellewstown – Jumps, 4.15pm
Tipperary – Flat, 4.35pm
Sedgefield – Jumps, 5pm
Wolverhampton – Flat, 6.15pm

There’s also international racing from Clairefontaine, Turffontein and much more throughout the course of the day.

Europa League qualifying play-off games take place.
The live game is FC Midtjylland v Southampton (7.45pm, BT Sport Europe)

The second session on day six at the Bird’s Nest Stadium in Beijing, where Great Britain’s Christine Ohuruogu will be hoping to be in contention to defend her 400m title and Justin Gatlin and Usain Bolt are expected to clash in the 200m final. Medals are also decided in the women’s hammer and men’s triple jump. BBC3 from 11am and Eurosport from 11.30am.

San Francisco Giants v Chicago Cubs (Start-time 8.45pm BT Sport 2).

One Day International: Ireland v Australia. All the action from the one-off match at Stormont in Belfast, where the hosts will be aiming to produce an upset. Ireland have met the Aussies in this format on three previous occasions, defeating them in 2009 but losing in 2007 and 2012. Setanta Ireland @10.30am.

European Tour: The Czech Masters. Coverage of the opening day of the second staging of the tournament from the Albatross Golf Resort in Prague. SS4 @2pm.
PGA Tour: The Barclays. Coverage of day one of the opening event of the FedEx Cup, which this year is staged at the Plainfield Country Club in Edison, New Jersey. SS4 @7pm.

Sunderland – First Race 11.03am
Sheffield – First Race 11.11am
Romford – First Race 2.08pm
Crayford – First Race 2.18pm
Sittingbourne – First Race 6.28pm
Newcastle – First Race 6.33pm
The Ladbroke Gold Cup. Coverage of the meeting at the Monmore Green Stadium in Wolverhampton is live on SS3 at 7pm.

Coverage of a quarter-final match on day five of the Connecticut Open at Cullman-Heyman Tennis Centre in New Haven, live from 6pm on BT Sport 1.