Tuesday 6 December 2016

Do the double

Published 21/05/2011 | 05:00

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If Northampton win the Heineken Cup this evening, they will be the first side to go through the tournament without defeat since 1997 -- but some bookies have already paid out on Leinster, who should join Wasps, Leicester, Munster and Toulouse in becoming multiple winners. Northampton's recent defeat to Leicester showed a vulnerability that just doesn't exist in the Leinster camp and I fully expect the Irishmen to comfortably cover the half-time/full-time bet, which is available at even-money in places.

Horseracing

If Foxtrot Hotel can replicate the form he showed when second to L'Ami Louis on his debut at Salisbury recently, he'll easily take the Bathwick Tyres Maiden Stakes at Newbury this evening (7.40). Timeform have the Majestic Missile gelding rated 22lb clear of the field and his odds-on price of 8/13 is justified.

* Last week's double was successful on both legs at an overall price of 11/2.

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