This weekend sees the National Hunt race of the year so far – The AIG Europe Champion Hurdle – take place at Leopardstown on Sunday. All the major fancies for the Champion Hurdle are entered and it should provide plenty of pointers to the festival in March. Betting as follows: 100/30 Sizing Europe, 7/2 Sublimity, 7/2 Harchibald, 9/2 Straw Bear, 9/2 Al Eile, 8/1 Hardy Eustace, 10/1 Aitamob, 11/1 Jazz Messenger, 12/1 bar. In soccer it’s the FA Cup fourth round and the betting on the main games is as follows: 4/9 Manchester United v 6/1 Spurs; 3/1 Draw. 2/5 Arsenal v 13/2 Newcastle; 3/1 Draw. 11/2 Wigan v 1/2 Chelsea; Draw 11/4. Revised Heineken Cup betting after last weekend’s games: 2/1 Toulouse, 9/2 Munster and Gloucester, 7/1 Saracens, 8/1 Ospreys, 9/1 London Irish; 12/1 bar. Bet of the week Last week we got our money back as Mansony was third at 4/1 but with David Nalbandian (€10) losing in Australia, we are €40 down overall. This weekend we are putting the €20 on Sizing Europe in the AIG at Leopardstown. Sizing Europe is proven in testing conditions so hopefully he will land the spoils at 100/30 or so.