Punters make Pontefract Choice

  • Last Updated: July 27 2014, 16:06 BST

Sky Bet's Michael Shinners returns with his daily look at the horses being best backed with his firm and Price Boost news.

Mark Johnston, responsible for two of today's best-backed horses.
Mark Johnston, responsible for two of today's best-backed horses.

Today's Market Movers:

Ascot:

3.05 Double Bluff - 11/2 from 13/2

Stable still flying and repeat of latest run puts him right in the mix, even against older rivals

3.40 Polybius - 5/4 from 7/4

Dotted up at Windsor on Monday, but will this come soon enough?

Pontefract:

2.20 Charlie Croker - 2/1 from 7/2

Stable has some good juveniles and this clearly reckoned to be another of them - but they don't all win first time.

4.05 Artigiano - 7/2 from 9/2

Godolphin do okay with runners at this track and this one wasn't disgraced in Hunt Cup last time out.

4.40 Twenty One Choice - 15/2 from 12/1

Still 9lb higher in weights than for last victory, but has been keeping decent company so far this season.

Carlisle:

3.50 Right of Appeal - 9/2 from 11/2

Almost pulled up at Chester a fortnight ago when last seen. Wouldn't be the first to bounce right back.

5.30 Orwellian - 9/4 from 3/1

Yard back in good form; very obvious contender.

Price Boosts:

Pontefract

2.55 Men Don’t Cry

4.40 Boy In the Bar

Carlisle

5.00 Archies Advice

Ascot

4.15 Agent Murphy

Munich

4.05 Noble Mission

Traders' Tip

Dark Castle – 4.40 Pontefract

Very talented horse who probably hasn’t fulfilled his full potential, but conditions look right for him today. The race wasn’t run to suit last time, as he needs to run at an end-to-end gallop to be at to be his best, but that should be the case this afternoon and he looks sure to run well on decent ground that suits.