Saturday, 20 January 2007

1pt win TURPIN GREEN 6/1 ( Bet Direct) Peter Marsh Chase
1pt win IRISH RAPTOR 8/1 ( available with 3 firms) Peter Marsh Chase

Nicky Richards does not appear to have lost faith in Turpin Green and he is the only animal in the field who would presently be capable of acquitting himself with credit in championship class. He does have his quirks, but there are so many disappointing types in this substandard renewal of this event, that he must be backed to defy top weight.

Irish Raptor is a progressive sort with a good racing weight for the conditions. Twiston-Davies is a master at picking off big chase handicaps with his novices. From the days of Captain Dibble, Young Hustler and Earth Summit, he has spotted that opportunities are aplenty with many of these long distance chases ' full of sour, regressive animals.

Lost - 2pts