Wednesday 17 January 2018

Do the double

Wayne Bailey


Chelsea play host to Manchester United tomorrow afternoon and a home win may be the spark that Carlo Ancelotti's men need to get their season back on track. However, their poor form lately is just too hard to ignore, making their win odds of 6/5 seem a little shabby. In my view, this match has draw written all over it, but United may well nick it, so I'm happy to go with the 'double chance' bet on the Red Devils to win or draw, priced around 4/6.


Mia's Boy hasn't won since October 2009, but connections may have found a race to change all that in the CW Surfacing Conditions Stakes (1.20 Lingfield) for which he's priced around 3/1. I wouldn't get too worried about his latest performance in a handicap at Kempton as he was held up for too long and couldn't make up ground when it mattered. Off this mark, he should have enough to claim the prize, with Rakaan the obvious danger.

Irish Independent

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