Tuesday, 9 January 2007

1/2 point each way MERDEKA Royal & Sun Alliance Chase 33/1 ( generally available)

If, like many others, you've not been convinced by Denman and see him as a very vulnerable proposition; then there is an unresistable temptation to build up a portfolio on this event. The level of form Merdika has shown in his two completed races over fences is a good deal short of that required to win this race. There are also questions concerning his ability to act on any ground other than soft as he's one of these giant Luso's - though some of them do not necessarily require alot of give. However, at his current odds he is worth support on the count that he appeals as one who has any amount of improvement in him, has always been highly regarded, and is in the hands of a set up that you'd rather be with than against.

NR - 1pt