Michael Shinners has all today's market movers from Sky Bet with a Gordon Elliott runner very strong in the closing bumper.
The first race of card is an interesting maiden hurdle where the front two in the market, Farmix and Coolagh Park are relatively easy to back in the betting.
Two horses that have been supported are Rebel Gold (13/2 from 15/2) trained by Thomas Foley and Satin Sun (15/2 from 10/1) trained by James Dullea. Clearly punters feel that there are question marks over the front two in the betting and therefore an each-way play might be the answer.
The second race of the day is another big-field maiden. The horse for money is the Michael Hourigan-trained Elusive Star (11/4 from 11/2) who has been one of the best-backed runners of the day. The jockey booking of Robbie Power looks a really positive one and with experience on his side, he has been punted into favouritism.
The first handicap of the day is in the 3.00 where Sky Bet are paying 5 places instead of 4 as long as 16 or more run. The extra place has certainly encouraged punters who have backed three horses in particular. The first of which is Shantou Sisu (5/2 from 3/1) who heads the market despite still being a maiden after 15 attempts. The second of the supported horses is Matties Mountain (7/2 from 13/2) who has run well at the track previously and finally Dreamy Leamy (8/1 from 10/1), who ran a respectable race when finishing in midfield at Naas last time out.
The fourth race on the card if a beginners chase with some fairly exposed horses taking their chance. Similar to the first race punters are happy to find something at a bigger price with question marks over the front few in the betting.
The two best backed runners in the race are Mutadaffeq (9/1 from 11/1) and Cushinstown Finest (8/1 from 12/1). Both have a chance if you look far enough back to their hurdling days and could represent value.
The conditions chase at 4.00 is best race in terms of quality and has two horses that ran well at the Cheltenham Festival, Bachasson and Death Duty. The former (8/13 from 10/11) is the one for money and he ran an excellent race at Prestbury Park, finishing sixth in the Coral Cup
The penultimate race on the card is the second of the extra place races with Sky Bet paying 4 instead of 3 as long as 10 or more run.
There have been a number of movers in this market including a drifter in Robin Deuz Pois at the head of the market and a couple of horses being backed at reasonable odds. The two to mention are Ask Heather and Highest Benefit who have both been backed at double figure odds.
The final race of the day is the bumper and the combination of Elliott/Codd has been very popular with Frontal Assault (15/8 from 3/1) a solid favourite. There has however been another significant mover from the Phillip Fenton yard, with his runner Stand Off (4/1 from 9/1) who has been popular throughout the morning.