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  • Last Updated: May 8 2014, 11:20 BST

Michael Shinners with today's market movers and price boosts from the Sky Bet trading room.

Telescope: One of the Price Boosts for this afternoon
Telescope: One of the Price Boosts for this afternoon


2.05 Newton Abbot Cool George 15/8 from 11/4

Plenty of placed efforts without winning of late but likes ground and track.

2.45 Chester Seagull Star 9/2 from 11/2

Shaped well in warm sales race at Newmarket last time and well backed to step up on that.

4.00 Southwell Dark Opal 13/2 from 8/1

First run on the surface but shaped well on recent reappearance and chance if handling it.

4.25 Chester Kickboxer 6/1 from 8/1

Fifth in decent contest at Sandown last time and plenty of each-way support today.

5.00 Chester Memory Cloth 4/1 from 5/1

Has won last three but still well treated on old form and will like the ground.

Price Boosts:

2.15 Chester – Telescope. Can the highly regarded Telescope get back to winning ways at Chester this afternoon?

6.10 Carlisle - Able Deputy . Can Able Deputy win for champion Jockey Tony McCoy?

3.35 Newton Abbot - Lough Coi. Can Lough Coi build on his good win last time?

1.55 Southwell - Solarmaite  Can Solarmaite follow up his impressive win last time at Southwell?

6.30 Wincanton - Pressies Girl. Can Pressies Girl win for champion trainer Paul Nicholls?

5.50 Clonmel - Stirabout . Can Stirabout break his maiden tag at Clonmel this evening?

Traders Tip

3.35 Newton Abbot – Moleskin

Having shaped better than the distance beaten suggests on each of his most recent starts, arguably sent for home too soon on both occasions, this low-grade handicap looks an ideal opportunity for the Victor Dartnall-trained Moleskin to snap what is admittedly becoming a fairly lengthy losing run. He looks to have been given a real chance by the handicapper, now 8 lb lower in the weights than when runner-up to Last Shot at Exeter in the Autumn, and the booking of Denis O’Regan looks a real positive, too. With question marks over the favourites temperament, the 5/2 about Moleskin looks generous.