Today’s market movers feature a pair of runners at Kempton, along with entries at Bath, Nottingham and Wetherby. Check out his picks below and claim an exclusive Virgin Bet offer that provides new customers with £20 in free bets when you bet £10.
”was” and “now” prices representative of opening odds and strongest market movement across various bookmakers, stated prices are best available at time of writing from a specified bookmaker. Prices may vary on visit to bookmakers website.
All pricing correct as of 8:51am, 13th October, shortest priced runner, first.
(1) (7:30pm Kempton) PRIZE FIGHTING was 15/4 now 9/4
Ten race maiden, who has placed in five of those, including the latest, when just half a length behind Assembled at Kempton (1m, a/w), having failed ot hold on to the lead after going in front with a furlong to go. Will definitely appreciate the drop to 7f, (first time under 1m) and Charlie Cox’s runner could finally land the knock-out blow today. Looks the one to beat.
(2) (3:50pm Nottingham) ZEBELLE was 9/1, now 10/3
Both wins came in the opening couple of starts, including on debut for George Boughey at Thirsk (5f, soft) back in August, beating Guest List by a neck. Has since placed 8838, with the latter three over 6f / 7f, so today’s return to the winning 5f distance should help bring a return to form, but that may still not be enough in this competitive contest. Each-way backing looks the safer option here.
(3) (3:05pm Bath) COAST was 11/2 now 7/2
Strong start to career, with a second on debut at Windsor (6f, good to soft) last month, before finishing third in a Fillies restricted novices contest at Ffos Las seventeen days ago, when 0.25 lengths behind winner Chepchik in a blanket finish. Drops in trip today, but having ran freely behind a front running leader last time, should be in the mix for the spoils here. Tom Marquand’s booking, also enhances those chances.
(4) (3:58 Wetherby) BOOTLEGGER was 17/2 now 5/1
In strong form towards the back end of last season, bagging the latest victory at Doncaster (2m 4f, good) when 4.75 lengths clear, That was followed by a third at Market Rasen, when elevated in class, before unseating his rider at the first, at Ayr in May. Returns for seasonal debut today, stays 3m and yet to be really exposed, with strong claims now back over hurdles. Kevin Brogan claims 3lbs too. Strong claims, with each-way backing again the way forward in another competitive race.
(5) (8:00pm Kempton) DARK CROCODILE was 16/1, now 10/1
Fifteen race maiden, who has placed just once in that time (Lingfield 2018). Returned from a near two year absence in the Spring, but has recorded a run of /8008 in that time. Little appeal, but has seen place backers getting onboard, so worth a small tickle on the market.
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