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Sky Sports News HQs Alex Hammond looks ahead to this weekends action and hopes the in-form Charlie Appleby can strike again. What was your highlight from Newmarkets July Meeting and how did you rate Limatos victory in the big one?I think Limato was my highlight, not least because I tipped and backed him. Henry Candys horses have been hitting the crossbar recently, but despite his lack of numerical success this season, he is still the man for the big occasion and I was confident that Limato could win on his drop back to sprinting. I think the horse is probably versatile regarding trip though and a step back up to a mile, or even a drop to five furlongs wouldnt put me off supporting him in the future. He doesnt actually look like a typical sprinter as hes small and lean, but he has a serious engine and it was a top-class performance. He does show signs of some temperament, illustrated to some extent by the way he drifted across the track, but if they can keep a lid on him the world is his oyster on his favoured fast ground.Did anything go in your notebook from last weekends high-class action at Newmarket, York and Ascot?It was tough to keep across all the racing, but I was impressed by the winning performance of Dabyah in the opening race of Newmarkets card on Saturday. John Gosdens filly was sent off favourite to win this seven-furlong maiden fillies event on her debut and she won easily under Frankie Dettori.This is a race that historically is worth noting as some smart fillies have contested it in the past and this filly should be no exception. She will be targeted at better races now and shes a 25/1 shot with Sky Bet for next years 1000 Guineas. It will be interesting to watch her progress.Boyntons win in a decent Superlative Stakes at the same track was also smart. The win took him to two wins from two and he is now 25/1 with Sky Bet for next years 2000 Guineas. Thats a long way off though and the National Stakes in Ireland was named by trainer Charlie Appleby as a possible target next. His debut win at Goodwood has worked out well.The horse he beat that day was the Richard Hannon-trained Muthawatheb who subsequently beat Tis Marvellous at Newbury. That horse has gone on to win his maiden in some style at Windsor to add further depth to the form. He has a slightly awkward way of running, but at the moment hes displaying plenty of ability and with the Godolphin team hitting their stride (particularly Applebys yard) hes one to keep on the right side of.Is there a way to get Ribblesdale star Even Song beaten in Saturdays Darley Irish Oaks? How do you rate the chances of the supplemented Newmarket pair, Ajman Princess and Architecture?Its good to see Hugo Palmer and Roger Varian add the two fillies to Saturdays race to take on the hot favourite and it was interesting to hear Varian say his filly (Ajman Princess) has improved tons since her second place in the Ribblesdale at Royal Ascot. She was beaten a length and a half by Even Song that day and it was her first run outside maiden company, so it was pleasing to see her hold her own in better company. She also wore a hood for the first time that day and given any improvement she should be more of a threat to the hot favourite. At 6/1 with Sky Bet, she is considerably a more attractive betting proposition than the short-priced favourite and it might be worth taking a chance on her this weekend.Architecture is also currently a 6/1 shot but the Oaks runner up needs to bounce back from a disappointing effort in the Ribblesdale. She was a little on her toes before the Royal Ascot race and ran below-par, but if you can ignore that latest effort she would be well fancied to given Even Song a run for her money. Hugo Palmer felt the race wasnt run to suit at Ascot and it may have come too soon after her excellent effort in the Oaks.Mick Channons Harlequeen is 14s and has her first run since her superb third place in the Oaks at Epsom. Im just slightly concerned that 12 furlongs stretches her a bit as her stamina appeared to be running out at Epsom, but at the price she could be one for each-way punters once again.Another to note on that score is Hugo Palmers other runner, We Are Ninety. She wasnt unfancied in the Ribblesdale by those in the know and actually ran better than Architecture in finishing sixth. Shes a solid yardstick and at 25/1 could be a fun each-way investment.So, to answer the question, Im not sure if anything can beat Even Song, but at the price I wouldnt touch her with a bargepole. So, Ill be backing Ajman Princess to win with a small each-way investment on We Are Ninety as that price looks too good to miss!Anything else this weekend stand out as a possible bet?Well, I do enjoy my jumps racing and Market Rasen stages some valuable action this weekend. The day is always well supported and therefore provides us with some cracking betting opportunities.The Betfred Summer Plate is the feature, its a Listed handicap chase and conditions look perfect in the run up to this 2m 5f contest with the ground described as good.Its wide-open, but there does look an opportunity to find some each-way value. If Ballynagour runs then there will be a chunk of the field out of the handicap and that would include one of the JP McManus-owned runners, Easy Street, who is joint-favourite with the David Pipe trained top-weight at 7/1. Easy Street unseated his rider at this track last time out when sent off the well-backed favourite. That was his only blip in three starts over fences with this novice winning his first two over the larger obstacles. It wouldnt be ideal to run almost half a stone wrong at the weights, so maybe Jonjo ONeill will claim off him [ie use a conditional rider] if the top weight stands his ground.Theinval is one to consider off his current mark for Nicky Henderson. He got off the mark over fences in a beginners chase at Uttoxeter in May and he is well handicapped over fences in comparison to his hurdle rating. Hes an 8/1 shot.Jonjo ONeills 2014 winner Its A Gimme is one to keep on the right side of despite that being his last visit to a winners enclosure. He ran in the race last year without making an impression, but has dropped further down the weights and is now only 6lb higher than for his win two years ago.He returned to action at Uttoxeter last month with a promising display, looking in need of the run, and that should have helped knocked some of the rust off prior to his run on Saturday.Dan and Harry Skelton team up with Long House Hall who has just had the three starts over fences. He ran an encouraging race at Uttoxeter last time out, staying on well having been given plenty to do. He remains off the same mark (143) and this years Coral Cup runner-up shows all the signs of transferring his hurdles ability to fences.Hes one of the shorter horses in the market at 8/1, but I cant leave him off my shortlist with his improving profile. Its going to be a red hot contest with declarations on Friday. Ive already backed Long House Hall and Its A Gimme, so I just hope both stand their ground!Are you expecting The Tin Man to return to form at Newbury on Saturday after his Royal Ascot flop? Is there anything else in the Hackwood Stakes field that might make him work?I hope we see him run a better race at Newbury on Saturday, but as youll see in a moment, I wont be cheering him home. He ran way below-par in the Diamond Jubilee and although the ground was expected to suit it could have just been a bit too soft. James Fanshawe has said this horse prefers some cut in the ground (as the family tend to do), so that has to leave a question mark over the suitability of conditions on Saturday which at the time of writing were being described as good to firm. Having said that, he has won on good to firm and the weather has been a touch unsettled in the run up to the meeting.Ive already highlighted the excellent form of the Charlie Appleby stable and he saddles Charming Thought in the race. He has had a month to get over his reappearance run, which was his first since October 2014, so hopefully that should negate any possible bounce.He won the Middle Park on his final start as a two-year-old and then missed the entire Classic campaign before returning to action in a Listed race at Salisbury a month ago. He ran a promising race without being asked too tough a question to finish in fourth and it looked like a perfect re-introduction to action after such a long layoff.There is no Group One penalty to carry for this son of Oasis Dream as runners in this race are only penalised for victories after October 2015, so he has plenty going for him. Ive already backed him at 7/1 with Sky Bet and I hope my money isnt misplaced! Also See: Live results service Full racecards Get Sky Sports £10 completely free bet! Cheap Jerseys From China . At times during a solid but not spectacular season, they looked all three. 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Jerseys NFL Cheap .com) - John Wall had 15 points, 12 assists and four steals as the Washington Wizards defeated the New Orleans Pelicans 92-85 on Monday night.Mike Phelan is set for his first game as Hull Citys full-time head coach when they travel to the south coast to face Bournemouth on Saturday. Phelan had been in temporary charge since Steve Bruces exit in the summer, leading the club to 15th in the Premier League table after seven games.However, Hull come into this fixture on the back of three straight defeats, conceding 11 goals in the process and Phelan will be hoping his side can halt that run at the Vitality Stadium. Meanwhile, Bournemouth have picked up back-to-back victories at home in the Premier League and boss Eddie Howe is keen to see his side continue that winning run. Hull 0-2 Chelsea We know the importance of this game, Howe said. But we know the importance of every game. We feel the pressure in every match to perform and pick up points. Ultimately thats what will get you where you want to be at the end of the season.Every home game, especially with the form we are in at home, we feel is very, very important. As a footballer you should enjoy coming out to play at home in front of your own supporters.Team newsHowe says he has a number of players with serious injuries ahead of their Premier League game against Hull on Saturday. Watford 2-2 Bournemouth The Cherries boss refused to disclose the names of those who have come back from international duty injured but the list of those who played for their country includes Joshua King, who was suffering from a hamstring injury before he joined up with Norway.Harry Arter (groin strain) and Marc Pugh (hamstring) have been struggling with innjuries but are expected to be included in the squad.dddddddddddd Marc Pugh is set to feature for the hosts Hull are set to be without striker Dieumerci Mbokani, who has returned from the international break with an injury.Michael Dawson is nearing a return following a knee problem, while Ahmed Elmohamady is back after a suspension.Match statsBournemouth have won just one of their last 12 league meetings with Hull (D4 L7), although their last clash came back in March 2005. Hull are unbeaten on their last two league trips to Bournemouth, winning 4-0 in March 2005 and drawing 0-0 in December 2002.This will be the 819th different match-up in Premier League history.The Cherries have made the fewest changes to their starting 11s in total this season (4).Eddie Howes side have suffered just one defeat in their last five league games (W2 D2), after losing six of the seven before that (D1).Hull have lost each of their last three league games, shipping 11 goals in the process; they last suffered a longer losing streak in the league back in November 2014 (four defeats).No team has used fewer players in the top-flight this season than Hull (18, equal with Chelsea). Callum Wilson (left) celebrates scoring Callum Wilson has netted two goals in his last four Premier League games, the same number he managed in his previous 13 top-flight games.A divisional-high 71.4% of Hulls goals have come from dead-ball situations (5/7), including a joint-league-high three goals via corners.Jordon Ibe is the only player to be subbed off in all seven Premier League games this season.Bournemouth have started with 7+ English players in each of their last 13 Premier League games while Hull have never started a game in the competition with more than six. Mersons predictionsI fancy Bournemouth at home. They are playing well and got a good result at Watford after beating Everton.If they win this game too, they could have a really comfortable season. Its only early but you need to win the games against the teams around you and I think Bournemouth will do that on Saturday.They play an open style of football and Jack Wilshere looked very sharp against Watford - I know he missed a sitter but hes getting back to where he was at Arsenal.PAUL PREDICTS: 3-1 (Sky Bet odds 14/1) Jack Wilshere has looked sharp in recent weeks, according to Paul Merson BettingBournemouth bid for a third home win of the Premier League season in this one, and are rated odds-on 4/5 shots to do so by Sky Bet. Hull are 18/5 to pick up three points, while its 5/2 to end all-square.The Cherries two previous victories have both been by the only goal, and a 1-0 home win here is 11/2.Callum Wilson is 4/1 favourite to break the deadlock, with Robert Snodgrass considered Hulls key threat at 8/1.Get all the latest Sky Bet odds here.You can watch Liverpool v Man Utd, plus Englands tour of Bangladesh and the British Masters on Sky Sports. 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