Tuesday Morning Sports Update

Horse Racing

Trainer Willie Mullins has finally tasted success in the Irish Grand National.

6 to 1 favourite ‘Burrows Saint’, ridden by Ruby Walsh, won the showpiece at Fairyhouse.

It was part of a 1-2-3 for Mullins, as ‘Isle of Hope and Dreams’ was second and ‘Acapella Bourgeois’ finished third.

Today is the final day of the Easter meeting at the Meath track, with the first race off at 2.10 and the going good to yielding.

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There’s also plenty of racing cross channel.

Sedgefield starts at 20 to 2 with the going good.

Yartmouth is off at 10 to 2 with the going standard.

Ludlow is underway at 10 to 2 with the going good-good to firm in places.

Lingfield is off at 5 to 5 with the going standard.

Wolverhampton starts at 10 past 5 with the going standard

Soccer

Chelsea have missed the opportunity to go third in the Premier League.

They were held to a 2-all draw with Burnley at Stamford Bridge. All of the goals were scored in the first half, including a volley by Ireland’s Jeff Hendrick.

Chelsea are now fourth, but Arsenal have a game in hand.

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Tonight, Tottenham, who remain third, will bid to solidify their hopes of playing Champions League football next season when they welcome Brighton to the new White Hart Lane for a 7.45 start.

At the same time, Watford host Southampton at Vicarage Road.

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It was a hectic weekend in the English Championship

Leeds now face a huge battle to gain automatic promotion from the Championship after losing 2-nil at Brentford last night.

They’re now 3 points behind second placed Sheffield United – after they beat Hull 3-nil.

Leaders Norwich need just one more point from their final two games to ensure they go straight up to the Premier League, despite a 2-2 draw at Stoke.

Aston Villa’s 1-nil victory over Millwall consolidated their position in fifth.

West Brom’s goalless draw with Reading secured them a play-off place – while Derby climbed into the top six with a 2-nil win against QPR.

Middlesbrough dropped to 7th following a 3-nil defeat at Nottingham Forest.

Irish Soccer

Dundalk have gone second in the SSE Airtricity Premier Division following their 3-1 victory at UCD yesterday.

Waterford and Derry City drew 2-2.

St Patrick’s Athletic ran out 2-0 winners away to Finn Harps.

And it ended goalless between Cork City and Sligo Rovers.

 

Snooker

Ronnie O’Sullivan has work to do in the first round of the World Snooker Championship this morning.

The Rocket is 5 frames to 4 down to amateur James Cahill at the Crucible, with the first to 10 going through.