Blog – Moto GP, Prestbury Cup and Best Actress Oscar

Roy The Boy blog bets on Maverick Vinales to win Moto GP World Championship, Ireland to win Prestbury Cup at Cheltenham & Emma Stone to win Best Actress Oscar.

In Shop Free Internet

So once again I’ve been spending more time in betting shops than I should.  But there is some method to my madness.  No one objects to a little ‘wheel’in and deal’in’ do they?

Well apparently they do as a number of those kind bookmaking organisations who gave us all free wireless internet access around 18 months ago have taken to blocking out rival bookmakers and betting exchanges from their free internet service.

In a day and age when such a move is surely futile – most mobile phone packages come with free data nowadays – it does go to show how much firms are concerned about their customers either arbing or using exchanges to pinpoint likely price changes.

And while I’m slagging bookmaking shops, what’s with BAGS race commentators calling bends ‘curves’?  Curves?  Aren’t they what you find on a car, or a gym bird?

Judges are on the Maverick in Moto GP

Let’s be very clear, I know nothing about Moto GP but two good judges are telling me Spaniard Maverick Vinales is outstanding value for the forthcoming 18-round World Championship.

I respect their judgement as they are not fans, but punters with a good grasp of odds and probability.  When they tell me he should be priced at 15/8, it means Bet365’s 11/4 should be embraced with open arms.

Complete the sequence:  Derry, Hull and …Southend?

Ladbrokes have a market on which city will win the designation of ‘UK City of Culture 2018’.  Their book is not overly generous but considering Derry (Londonderry) was the first to carry the mantle in 2013 and, as Hull has been designated as the 2017 ‘City of Culture’, you have to fancy some of the stiffs amongst the 12 contenders.

Southend, Plymouth and Worcester are 20/1 outsiders in the field.  If you are a proper sicko why not throw some pennies at those?

Prestbury Cup Betting?   That would be Bright

I’m still trying to get my head around the irony of BetBright sponsoring the ‘Prestbury Cup’ at the Cheltenham Festival but not offering prices on it!  Betfred and its sister site, ToteSports, are and they go 7/4 about Ireland in the contest - which is a straight forward ‘which country will provide the most winners at the Festival’ scenario.

Last year the Betbright-sponsored contest was a draw with England and Ireland having 14 winners apiece.  But the Irish look every part as strong as they were 12 months ago, stronger even, and I think 7/4 is a great bet at this juncture.

Emma to put us in La La Land

The nominations for the Oscars are in and our previously advised 10/1 about Ryan Gosling to win the Best Actor award is now looking value-laden; he is as short as 7/2 in some places.

In what could prove to be a red-letter day for the film ‘La La Land’ it now looks prudent to add Emma Stone to our ante-post portfolio.  The 28-year-old is short (8/13 at Power’s and Coral) in the market for leading actress but given the movie could well collect every award it nominated for, it’s a fair price about the actress who was nominated for ‘Best Supporting Actress’ in 2015 for her role in Birdman.

Recommended Bets

Maverick Vinales     to win Moto GP World Championship at 11/4 with Bet365

Ireland                        to win Prestbury Cup at  7/4 with Betfred

Emma Stone             to win Best Actress Oscar at  8/13 with Paddy Power