With eight wins from their last nine recommended bets the FTM team could hardly be in better form. Today's movers come from Catterick, Yarmouth and Taunton, will you follow?
"Focail Eile has a fairly dismal record with a variety of trainers (one win from 17 runs) but a more than respectable four wins from 18 runs with one particular trainer, Newmarket-based John Ryan. Note the support from 9.28/1 in to 6.05/1 and have a nibble."
Drifting like a small rowing boat rather than the proverbial barge is Conry in the 13:50 at Catterick. This six-year-old does seem to like it over course and distance with a tidy record of three wins and two seconds but has to contend with a few live opponents today. Piceno, in particular, has a fighting chance as he ran in a different division of the same race as Conry last time out, winning in a slightly faster time. The market slide of 4.94/1 from 4.1 on the selection is not exactly alarming, but could point us in the right direction. With few drifters of note on Betfair this morning, laying Conry could be the safest option.
In the same way that some sportsmen flourish under certain managers the same can be true for certain horse/trainer combos in the world of racing. Take the well-travelled seven-year-old gelding Focail Eile. This is a horse that has a fairly dismal record with a variety of trainers (one win from 17 runs) but a more than respectable four wins from 18 runs with one particular trainer, Newmarket-based John Ryan.
Maybe it's the super-strength Polos Ryan dishes out, maybe it's the scenery on his gallops. Whatever it is, today's 14:40 at Yarmouth presents a good opportunity for our selection to get back in the winners' enclosure. He's proven on heavy ground and is a winner off higher marks than today's. Note the support from 9.28/1 in to 6.05/1 and have a nibble.
It's hard to get away from the biggest mover of the day, Calusa Comet in Taunton's bumper at 16:30. There's not much to go on here as the selection is unraced, but positive noises from the stable are rising in volume, and backers have kicked into overdrive prompting a move of 7.06/1 in to 3.185/40. This is the sort of race in which the market is often the best guide and with the Hobbs' stable among the winners lately we expect the Comet to zoom in.