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Do the double

Horse racing

St Nicholas Abbey won the 2011 Diamond Jubilee Coronation Cup at Epsom and can do so again today (2.40) priced around 8/15. His defeat at The Curragh last time is excused as the pacemaker left him with too much to do, but his previous second placing by a neck in the Sheema Classic at Meydan proved that the four-year-old had retained all of his old ability.

Gaelic football

As one would expect, Fine Gael TD and Louth manager Peter Fitzpatrick has been talking up his county's chances ahead of their championship clash with Dublin. But realistically, the gap between these teams is massive and it's almost impossible to envisage the Wee County coming out on top at Croke Park tomorrow.

The bookies have the Dubs as virtual certs at 1/16, but more value can be had by backing Dublin to score first at 8/15 with Ladbrokes.

Irish Independent