Tuesday, 23 January 2007

1 pt each way POUVOIR 25/1 ( available with four firms) Triumph Hurdle

The introduction of the Fred Winter at the festival has already changed the shape of the Triumph. It would appear that the full sized fields may, for the time being at least, may be a thing of the past in this event. The race can now be looked at in a different perspective, and one that ante - post interest is now worth consideration. Of course, the new race could divert your fancy away from the Triumph, but it's probably best to take heart that anything that lines up in the Fred Winter will not have been good enough to win the bigger race. Pouvoir was visually impressive when winning on his latest start, looking a completely different animal from his earlier starts. Let's believe the view of connections that his performance on his second start was due to the race coming a bit too quick, as opposed to looking at him as one that needs a flat track. Only around 5lb behind stable companion Katchit with some of the handicappers, he takes the eye at current odds.

NR - 2pts