Betting Preview – Thursday 7th August 2014

The Boylesports Irish Greyhound Derby gets underway at Shelbourne Park while the final major of 2014, the USPGA Championship, gets underway on Thursday at Valhalla, Kentucky.

There are eight meetings in the UK and Ireland on Thursday – they are:
Haydock (2:10pm, Flat)
Brighton (2:20pm, Flat)
Yarmouth (2:30pm, Flat)
Leopardstown (5:10pm, Flat)
Southwell (5:15pm, Flat)
Newcastle (5:25pm, Flat)
Sligo (5:35pm, National Hunt)
Sandown (5:40pm, Flat)
They also race at Deauville in France from 11:30am and Turffontein in South Africa from 11:55am.

There are matches down for decision on Thursday in the third qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League, one match in the Irish Premier Division and a number of International Club Friendlies – the feature games are:

MLS All-Star Game – MLS All Stars v Bayern Munich (2:30am kick-off, live on BT Sport 1)
UEFA Europa League, Third Qualifying Round, Second-Leg (Spartak Trnava v St Johnstone (6:30pm kick-off, live on Premier Sports)
Irish Premier Division – Limerick FC v Bray Wanderers (7:45pm kick-off)
UEFA Europa League, Third Qualifying Round, Second-Leg – Aberdeen v Real Sociedad (7:45pm kick-off, live on BT Sport 1)

The opening day of the Fourth Test between England and India takes place on Thursday (live on Sky Sports 2 from 10:00am) as the five-match series continues from Old Trafford.

The final major of 2014, the US PGA Championship gets underway on Thursday afternoon (12:30pm Irish-time) with all the action from Valhalla in Kentucky (live on Sky Sports 4 from 6:00pm). Following recent victories in the Open Championship and the Bridgestone Invitational, Rory McIlory will be hoping to win the final major of the year for a second time following victory in 2012.

The 2014 Irish Greyhound Derby gets underway tonight with the first eleven heats in the competition at Shelbourne Park from 8:00pm, while there are six BAGS cards on Thursday – they are:
Sunderland (11:03am)
Sheffield (11:11am)
Romford (2:08pm)
Crayford (2:18pm)
Sittingbourne (6:28pm)
Newcastle (6:38pm)
They also race at Monmore (7:25pm) and Hove (7:31pm) on Racing Post Greyhound TV.

The Rogers Cup continues on Thursday from Toronto in Canada (live on Sky Sports 3 from 4:00pm & 11:30pm & BT Sport 2) with third-round matches down for decision.