Saturday, 7 April 2007

1 pt win TAROTINO 7/2 ( 2 Firms & Betfair) Fixed Brush Novices Hurdle Final
1 pt win MR STRACHAN 22/1 ( Betfair) Fixed Brush Novices Hurdle Final

Nicky Henderson's runners are in fine form at present and Taratino performed creditably in a race what was a shade more competitive than this last time. He has a touch of quality about him and remains a highly promising novice chase prospect for next term. He'll go very close provided he dosen't get outpaced on the drying surface.

Mr Strachan, like a few notable Zaffaran's down the years, does not necessary need the mud. A reproduction of his performance here in November against Kanpai will see him involved in the shake up, and he appeals at current odds despite reservations about the form of his yard.

Lost - 2pts