Star Sports, Trader Chat returned to reflect on a busy period of racing, as Mister Fisher edged past Eldorado Allen to capture the Silviniaco Conti Chase. 

In what was a fruitful result for punters, the Nicky Henderson-trained horse put itself on a path to potentially being a player in the Ryanair Chase, which is looming on the horizon and a busy schedule of racing doesn’t let up. 

Nonetheless, Cobbler’s Dream winning the Lanzarote Hurdle and setting up for a big path to Cheltenham was a result that was welcomed by Star Sports – with most punters leaning further towards the top of the market. 

In terms of football, Johnny Ward, Flynn Goward and the betting markets all agreed that the title race is as good as over following Manchester City’s victory over Chelsea, which saw the champions extend their lead at the top of the table to 11 points after Liverpool defeated Brentford. 

Pricing remains volatile, embodied by the top four markets, which saw both Tottenham and Arsenal move in price, in spite of not playing this weekend. 

The duo also took a look at the African Cup of Nations, which has so far been a joy to watch for the rare punter that enjoys picking the unders – as goals have been scarce in the tournament thus far. 

As the business end of the NFL approaches, betting engagement on the sport is also growing as Goward provided insight on the perspective of the trading room as he revealed the Tampa Bay Buccaneers would be the worst result for the operator.

Star Sports Trader Chat: Attention shifts to Cheltenham and Pep’s City cruise towards title