Friday 18 August 2017

Do the double

SOCCER

Manchester United were beaten by Fenerbahce in the Europa League on Thursday and their chances of winning the Premier League look remote, with bookmakers offering odds of 28/1. But they can at least get back to winning ways at 8/11 tomorrow afternoon against Bob Bradley's Swansea, who are 6/4 for relegation.

RACING

Trained by Dan Skelton (pictured), Virgilio is tipped around 3/1 in the four-runner Grade Two Wincanton Rising Stars Novices' Chase (1.35). A smart hurdler, the seven-year-old got off to the best possible start over fences when winning a novice chase at Warwick, and followed up with a striking win in a small field chase at Newton Abbot last month - although he was getting weight that day. He looks quite special.

Irish Independent

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