Saturday, 24 February 2007

1pt win CALVIC 25/1 ( Betfair) Eider Chase
1pt win TRUCKER'S TAVERN 14/1 ( Betfair) Eider Chase

Calvic finished last season with a progressive profile, looking one to shortlist for these valuable marathon events and appearing to be open to further improvement. He's disappointed in his two runs this winter but showed enough on his reappearance over hurdles at Haydock that he would shortly be winning when returned to fences. A couple of mistakes ruined his hopes last time, but his profile is not one of an animal who is regressive and he represents terrific value at current odds.

Trucker's Tavern has seen his best days and hasen't won for over two years. He does however retain a fair deal of ability and is slogging on well enough to suggest that he could pop up in one of these races. As is the usual in these sort of contests, only a couple will to within a few pound of their best, and the twelve year old has recently attained a level of consistency that puts him in with a sporting chance here.

Lost - 2pts