Monday 22 January 2018

Do the double

Wayne Bailey

SOCCER

EVERTON recorded a sensational victory over Manchester United in midweek so confidence in the camp will be high as they take a trip to the Emirates to face Arsenal tomorrow. But to pull another big victory out of the bag is a tough ask for the Toffees and I reckon the home side, priced 8/11, may be the fresher of the pair following a handy success against Hull.

RACING

IT'S a little surprising to see a horse which made the frame in the latest two Gold Cups priced as high as 3/1 today in the Listed Betfred 'Hat Trick Heaven' Chase at Aintree (2.40), especially since he's a couple of pounds clear of his rival on official ratings.

But The Giant Bolster has been known to run a few howlers too, so punters remain cautious. In fairness, it's been a while since he had ground conditions in his favour and his disappointing seasonal reappearance in the Betfair Chase is forgiven as he needed the run. Expect to see a rejuvenated animal today.

Irish Independent

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