Today's movers come from the meetings at Musselburgh and Epsom.
"A steady improver in maidens, Ed Dunlop’s runner showed ability on his last start at Newcastle, finishing a close third over today’s trip on soft ground."
We start the day at Musselburgh for the 14:00 race where Star Request has seen strong support from 4.67/2 in to 3.211/5. This two-year-old filly is having her first run in a handicap having shown progressive form in three maiden runs, finishing second on her most recent start to Bachotheque at Carlisle in August. The winner of that race followed up again in a Class 3 Nursery at Ayr, which suggests that Star Request may have slipped through the handicapper's net. Providing Keith Dalgleish's charge handles the step back in trip to 5 furlongs, she has a fighting chance with the good ground to help.
We then head over to Epsom for our second positive in the 14:15 Nursery. The money has come for Lamusawama, from a high of 7.06/1 now trading at 4.67/2, this colt by Acclamation is also having his first start in a handicap today. A steady improver in maidens, Ed Dunlop's runner showed ability on his last start at Newcastle, finishing a close third over today's trip on soft ground. With more improvement expected, connections will be hopeful this 180,000gns purchase will get off the mark today.
Staying at Epsom for our negative, Janoub Nibras has drifted to 1.814/5 from a low of 1.645/8 in the 14:45 Conditions Stakes. Richard Hannon's runner is looking for his fourth career win having not finished out of the place in all his six starts. However, this two-year-old colt is giving 6lbs to his rivals, one of them being Gabrial's Kaka, who won in taking style on his debut at Chester last month, and providing he stays the extra distance, he could be big competition for the drifting favourite today.