The Irish raiders in France this afternoon should carry off the two big prizes (1.30 and 3.10). Hisaabaat for Weld in the 1.30 is a cut above the rest in form  and Mullins has an excellent hand in the French Champion Hurdle in Thousand Stars, Zaidpour and Mourad. 9/4 looks value for Thousand Stars and so does the 11/2 available about Zaidpour and the double figures available for the classy Mourad.