Saturday, 27 January 2007

I pt win IDOLE FIRST 11/2 ( three firms) Ladbroke Trophy Chase

The Venetia Williams horses are running out of their skin at present and the yard is enjoying it's best run for many years. It feels as though this animal has been around for ever, though in truth he's only had six races over fences, put up a career best in this sphere last time out, and still has plenty more improvement left in him. Admittedly, most of his form has been on better ground than this, but he did acquit himself well when last running on a heavy surface two years ago at Uttoxeter. Worth backing to defy an 8lb rise in the ratings.

Lost - 1pt

1pt win MON MOME Sky Bet Chase 5/1 ( three firms)
1pt win EVER PRESENT Sky Bet Chase 10/1 (Sporting Odds) (9.5/1 Betfair)

Versatile with regard to trip, ground and track, Mon Mome is continuing to climb steadily up the handicap. Finding one to good for him in valuable prizes on his last two outings, he can be trusted to run his race, and a continuation of his recent performances is sure to see him run very close. Ever Present is visually pleasing with his style of running and jumping. This will only be his fifth race over fences, is in the form of his life , and the impression is that this race has been on the cards from the moment it was decided to wind him down a little after his slog at Kelso last time.

Lost - 2pts