Roy The Boy weekly blog and once again he is playing the Geordie Shore angle in Celebrity Big Brother and he also likes Sergio Perez for a Top 6 Finish in the German Grand Prix.
Geordie Shore or Nothing
Alas our gay Irish traveller finished runner-up in Big Brother. ‘Hughies’ heads-up defeat at the hands of ‘Jason’, who is clinically dead from the neck up, was the third head scratcher of a result in this series in recent times.
Prostitute Helen Wood was a shocker when scoring in 2014 and skank Katie Price won the 2015 celebrity version of the series.
The celebrity version of the show starts again within 36 hours of this post and I’ll be looking for any celebrity with a connection to Geordie Shore. It’s a system which has never failed us or any Geordie Shore stars past or present.
Bet placement timing will be vital on this one, but if Geordie Shore’s Marnie Simpson does walk into the house – her participation is only subject of paper reports at present – you have to take the 5/1 on offer about her at Ladbrokes.
A few times a year I take a good spin at a Placepot. Big meetings only when the pools are relatively big and the pay-outs can be massive.
However, hours of study on the opening day of the Goodwood led me to believe that one or two races featuring double-digit runners filling all ‘frame places’ was unlikely and I should opt for a more obvious approach.
And it worked! I found myself entering the final leg with a bunch of successful lines running on an even-money shot who looked a formality to make the frame. It was going to be a £16 Placepot which was just fine with me.
However I watched in horror as my selection went crazy in the starting stalls forcing his withdrawal. In such circumstances your money goes directly on the second favourite which was, in this instance, 5/1.
Of course that was stuffed, with an 11/2 poke winning the race. Net result, all money lost on a horse I was on but never fancied or would have backed. And the dividend was consequently £78.
Suddenly the Placepot, with imponderables like this, appears to not be such a great bet. In fact, I recall a freaky dividend at Yarmouth a few years back when a 1/7 shot was withdrawn from a 3-runner race and when the 33/1 shot beat the 9/2 second favourite there were only pennies left in the pool.
Sergio can take his third 2016 bronze
The F1 circus pulls into Germany this weekend before a month-long summer break. Hockenheim is the venue for the race. It is a power circuit meaning it is sure to suit cars with Mercedes engines.
For the crumbs, places within the top-6, it would therefore appear Williams and Force India are set to do battle.
Of the Williams drivers Valtteri Bottas may have finished third in Canada but he’s been a massive disappointment since and Felipe Massa has not finished better than tenth in his last six races.
Force India’s Sergio Perez has claimed two bronze medals during 2016 most recently during mid-June in Baku. He subsequently took sixth in Silverstone. Believe me, he has the best recent form and what’s more he is ultra-reliable. The Mexican has not suffered a retirement in over a year.
2/1 is available about Perez claiming a top-6 finish (at Bet365, BetVictor or William Hill) and I think its knockout stuff.
Marnie Simpson to win Celebrity Big Brother at 5/1 with Ladbrokes
Sergio Perez to finish in the top-6 of the German GP at 2/1 with BetVictor and Bet365