Today's movers come from Lingfield and Wolverhampton...
Ralph Beckett is a trainer in form; his last three runners have all won and only one went off favourite. He sends out lone representative Maverik today and the market has seemingly picked up on the winning streak, backing this one in from [10.5] to [5.6]. The 14:25 race is a pretty competitive Class 4 handicap so a price movement such as the one highlighted is significant. The five-year-old makes his debut at Lingfield but is nothing if not versatile having won on a variety of surfaces including, believe it or not, the snow at St Moritz. He's worth a nibble.
Mambo Spirit doesn't have the best wins to runs ratio, or much in the way of recent form having finished with none behind him in three of his last four runs. He has, however, attracted a fair level of support and is now a [7.6] shot after being matched as high as [14.0] in the early hours. He runs in the 16:00 at Wolverhampton which, with one exception, is a very poor race. If our selection can get anywhere near the form that saw him finish second off a mark of 73 less than a year ago, today's 54 could turn out to be an eminently winnable one.
Market moves are more noteworthy in certain types of races than others. One category where market moves are often highly significant is that of the NH flat race. The last race at Leopardstown (16:25) is one such contest today, and the usually well-supported Weld stable sends out Willow Island. The drift on this unraced son of Dark Angel is unmistakable [3.4] out to [4.8] and stamina concerns along with a well-fancied rival look to be the reasons.