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Do the double


Manchester United and Manchester City have met eight times in the FA Cup, with the Blues winning three and the Red Devils four. They face each other again in the third round tomorrow and while City hammered United 6-1 when they last met in the league, they weren't so hot on New Year's Day against Sunderland. United have their own woes right now but you'd never write them off so, at 12/5, backing the draw might be the sensible option.

Eager To Bow is off the same mark as last week when finishing strongly in second over this course and distance, and is taken around 3/1 to win the Play Rainbow Riches Handicap at Lingfield this afternoon (3.55). While it's over 18 months since his last victory, he's still running to form and has been unlucky not to win this year.

Irish Independent