Today's Follow The Money Movers come from the meetings at Bangor and Redcar.
We start at Bangor where in the opener at 13.30 Charlie Longsdon's Tidal Way has been well supported all morning and is now trading at 3.002/1 from an opening 3.6013/5. Mick Channon's former inmate comes up against a couple of previous winners today but its work bearing in mind that the three year old was the highest rated of these horses on the flat and users clearly think that he can build on an encouraging hurdles debut last time out. He was sent of favourite that day and looked the winner until tiring in the last furlong eventually being beaten by a length. He has cheekpieces fitted today and would have learned a lot from that experience.
Staying at Bangor for their 15.00 and we have seen a negative move in the shape of Basoda who is now 3.613/5 from 2.3211/8. The Kim Bailey stable is in good form and this horse is no exception, last time out routing his rivals to win by an easing down twenty five lengths at Kempton. That form clearly sets the standard in this race but it's worth bearing in mind that the horse is not the most consistent type and after his two previous wins over fences has next time out failed to complete. His jumping could also be a problem, having unseated or fallen on five of his twelve chase starts. The last possible negative that might have caused users to oppose this last time out winner is the fact that for his three previous chase wins the ground has been good or better, which looks very unlikely at Bangor today.
We move to Redcar now for our final mover of the day in the 16.10. The horse is Caras Request who is now 13.012/1 from 9.89/1. The seven year old has not won since 2010 when winning three races in four runs. The gelding is out of form but with that he has also slipped to a very attractive handicap mark. He drops down to six furlongs today, a distance he has only run over twice and if appreciating this drop in trip todays mark could look very lenient come 16.20.