Monday, 9 April 2007

1 pt win GAZZA'S GIRL 21/1 ( Betfair) Irish Grand National
1 pt win CANE BREAK 23/1 ( Betfair) Irish Grand National
1 pt win DIX VILLEZ 19/1 ( Betfair) Irish Grand National

No doubt there will be enough water put down to keep some juice in the ground and thus preventing the possibility of some notable late defections. Gazza's Girl has been mixing it in with the best Irish novices this term, and performing with credit. Not disgraced behind Denman in the Sun Alliance, she looks well worth a try over this trip and appeals off a nice racing weight.

The worry for Cane Beak is that this is an afterthought after Cheltenham.It remains to be seen if his terrific run in the Gold Cup has finished him for the season. However, he is a class act, has 7lb taken off his back by the claimer who rode him to victory in that valuable 28 runner handicap over the Christmas period, and we still do not know how far he could go.

In contast to Cane Break, Dix Villez has clearly been laid out for this long term. He shaped well in a hurdle race last time after a lay off, has the form to figure in the shake up, and hails from a yard adept at making long term plans come to frutition.

Lost - 3pts