Serial winner Alex Noren is our big winner this weekend at 25/1

Alex Noren overcame a six-shot deficit to win the Nedbank Golf Challenge, while Lewis Hamilton kept alive his hopes of winning the Drivers' Championship.

Serial winner Alex Noren is our big winner this weekend at 25/1


Alex Noren overcame a six-shot deficit to win the Nedbank Golf Challenge on Sunday. It was his fourth win of the season, with all of those wins coming in the last five months. That win also moved him into the world's top 10 for the first time.

Lewis Hamilton kept his slim hopes of winning the Drivers' Championship alive with a win at the Brazilian Grand Prix. Rosberg is still 12 points ahead of Hamilton though and goes into the final race of the season as the 1/6 favourite, with Hamilton the 7/2 outsider.

Ireland secured a vitally important win in their World Cup qualifying campaign away to Austria. That 1-0 win puts them top of their group, two points ahead of Serbia who drew to Wales on the same day. Ireland are now the 15/8 favourites to win Group D, slightly ahead of Serbia who are at 2/1.

Everyone must have seen Ed Balls' salsa to 'Gangnam Style' by now and it afforded him another week in the competition. Bookies were forced to cut his odds after the performance, with the former politician into odds of 16/1 from 25/ to win outright.


Scotland were never expected to beat England on Friday night but their poor run of results including that 3-0 loss has left them fifth in Group F. Now four points behind second placed Slovenia, their World Cup qualifying campaign is already in dire straits and they are now a huge 10/1 to qualify with Strachan's job under threat.

Following their appearance in the semi finals of Euro 2016, Wales are also having a bit of trouble in their World Cup qualifying group. They sit in third place of Group D and it may come down to them or Ireland that make it to the finals. They are now 11/4 to win the group and look far more likely to have to go into the play offs.

Having been the 4/5 favourite to leave the X Factor following the Saturday night performances, Sam Lavery appeared to have escaped the chop when Sharon Osbourne appeared to be about to send Ryan Lawrie home. She changed her mind at the last minute though and Sam was sent on her way.

The highly touted Winter Escape was a big disappointment on Sunday when only managing to finish 11th of 16 runners in the Greatwood Hurdle. Sent off the 3/1fav for the highly competitive handicap, the 5yo was bidding to improve his perfect record to four wins from four stats. However, the Alan King runner never really traveled with the zest that saw him claim a Grade 2 novice hurdle last season and jockey Barry Geraghty eventually nursed him home to finish 42 lengths behind the winner North Hill Harvey.

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