Sunday 22 April 2018


Wayne Bailey


Supporting the French may still be seen as high treason in this country, but they got their comeuppance for Thierry Henry's handball when their World Cup campaign fell apart. With Raymond Domenech off the scene, Les Bleus began the process of putting their trouble behind them with a 2-0 away win over Bosnia and Herzegovina last month, and I expect tonight's encounter against Romania to have a similar scoreline in France's favour. Take Victor Chandler's offer of 4/6 for a French win.

Horse Racing:

Big Issue was unbackable last time at 1/9 when taking the Salisbury European Breeders' Fund Novice Stakes in a match race against Highlife Dancer, but he has some good Listed form under the belt. He's no superstar, but he's a genuine sort that gives his best and odds of even money for a conditions stakes at Ascot (1.55) seem more than fair, considering his progressive form to date.

Irish Independent

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