Saturday, 10 February 2007

1 pt Win VICTRAM 18.5/1 (Betfair) Totesport Hurdle
1 pt win PAPINI 11/1 ( generally available) Totesport Hurdle

An in and out performer, but one who can perform in big competitive fields as demonstrated by his Imperial Cup success. He'll not be inconvenienced by the ground, has a current handicap mark that fairly reflects his progression, and connections seem to be very bullish about his chances here. Is without doubt the value call of the race.

Papini has never won in such competitive company as this. The race he won at Sandown last time was weakly contested for the prize money on offer. However, in the likely conditions that will face the field today, you are halfway there if you have proven form on a similar terrain, and this animal appears to relish testing going. Furthermore, his prominent racing style could be an added bonus, for if they go a sensible pace he may take some pegging back from the front.

Lost - 2 pts