Betting Preview – Thursday 9th July 2015

Thursday’s sport sees plenty of horse racing from the UK and Ireland, day two of the first Ashes Test and much more.

There are six meeting’s in the UK and Ireland on Thursday –they are:

Carlise (1:55pm, Flat)
Newmarket (2:10pm, Flat)
Doncaster (2:20pm, Flat)
Leopardstown (5:50pm, Flat)
Epsom (6:10pm, Flat)
Newbury (6:30pm, Flat)

They also race at Turffontein in South Africa from 11:50am.

There are six matches live on TV on Thursday – they are:

CONCACAF Gold Cup 2015 – Costa Rica v Jamaica (1:00am kick-off, live on BT Sport 2)
CONCACAF Gold Cup 2015 – El Salvador v Canada (3:30am kick-off, live on BT Sport 2)
International Club Friendly – Southern Tigers v Borussia Dortmund (2:45pm kick-off, live on BT Sport 1)
UEFA Under-19 Championship – France U-19 v Ukraine U-19 (5:00pm kick-off, live on Eurosport)
UEFA Under-19 Championship – Greece U-19 v Austria U-19 (8:00pm kick-off, live on Eurosport)
Europa League, First Qualifying Round, Second-Leg – KR Reykjaviak v Cork City (8:15pm kick-off, live on Setanta Ireland)

Elsewhere, a number of other Irish and British sides are also in first-round qualifying action in the Europa League, including UCD, St Patrick’s Athletic, Glenavon, Glentoran, Linfield, Aberdeen, St Johnstone and West Ham.

The latest Diamond League meeting takes place on Thursday night (live on Eurosport 2 from 7:00pm) at the Stade olympique de la Pontaise in Lausanne. Elsewhere, the European Under-23 Championship takes place in Tallinn, Estonia (live on Eurosport 2 from 2:30pm).

There is one match down for decision on Thursday morning (live on BT Sport ESPN from 10:30am) as Port Adelaide take on Collingwood in the AFL (bounce-up 10:50am) from the Adelaide Oval.

There are a number of matches in the MLB down for decision from just after midnight (Irish-time) on Thursday morning.

The second day of the First Ashes Test between England and Australia takes place on Thursday (live on Sky Sports 2 from 10:00am) at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff. Meanwhile, Scotland take on the UAE in their ICC World T20 qualifier (live on Sky Sports 3 from 9:30am) at the Grange in Edinburgh, while Holland and Afghanistan clash at the same venue from 1:45pm (also live on Sky Sports 3). Elsewhere, the Jamaica Tallawahs take on Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel in the Caribbean Premier League T20 from Sabina Park, Kingston (live on BT Sport 1 from 11:45pm).

The 2015 Tour de France continues on Thursday with stage six taking the riders a 191.5km ride from Abbeville to Le Havre (live on TG4, ITV4 & Eurosport from 1:10pm).

The opening round of the 2015 Scottish Open takes place on Thursday (live on Sky Sports 4 from 10:00am) at Gullane Golf Club in East Lothian where Justin Rose is the defending champion. Elsewhere, day one of the US Women’s Open gets underway at Lancaster Country Club in Pennsylvania (live on Sky Sports 4 from 7:00pm), while the John Deere Classic also takes place in the USA from lunchtime on Thursday.

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.

Action continues on Thursday at the World University Games in South Korea (live on Eurosport & Eurosport 2 from 6:45am), with events both the pool and on track and field across the day.

Super League action on Thursday night (live on Sky Sports 1 from 7:30pm) comes from the DW Stadium as Wigan Warriors entertain the Leeds Rhinos with kick-off at 8:00pm.

The 2015 Wimbledon Championship continues on Thursday with the ladies singles, semi-finals down for decision (live on BBC 2 from 12:30pm) – they are:

Wimbledon Ladies Singles, Semi-Final – Serena Williams v Maria Sharapova (1:00pm)
Wimbledon Ladies Singles, Semi-Final – Garbine Muguruza v Agnieszka Radwanska (1:00pm)