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Thursday 8 December 2016

Do the double

Published 12/02/2011 | 05:00

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You've got to love the derby games and it doesn't get much bigger than the Manchester version. I've a sneaky feeling that United will nick this one, but the bet that stands out is for Carlos Tevez to score anytime, which is priced as high as 2/1 with a couple of firms. At one stage, it looked like the Argentina striker was going to walk away from City, but he's ironed out his difficulties and has now scored 18 goals in 23 games so far this season.

Horse racing:

The Nicky Henderson-trained Riverside Theatre proved once and for all that stamina is not an issue when coming second to stablemate Long Run in the King George at Kempton. That was his first race over the three-mile distance and he absolutely loved it, so we can expect more of the same today in the Grade Two Aon Chase at Newbury (2.25). What A Friend is the obvious danger, but that gelding has to give 4lbs to the selection, which could make all the difference in the closing stages. Early prices of 10/11 about the son of Kings Theatre are too high.

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