The sole surviving UK afternoon meeting at Wolverhampton provides us with our three movers of the day.
"Lost Highway should give winner-hungry Silvestre de Souza another notch in his quest for the jockey's title."
Ghazeer has been nicely backed in the 14.20 this morning 10.22 in to 6.05/1 and looks to have a decent chance of success at his first attempt in a handicap. The Intikhab-colt has shown fair promise in his three runs so far but shapes as if the drop down to 5 furlongs will suit him better than the slightly longer distances he's tackled up to this point. The capable hands of the in-form Joe Fanning do the steering, and he has a good opportunity to add to the 6 winners he's had in his last 15 rides.
There is only one short priced drifter today and that is Diamond Dame in the 16.40. This impeccably bred inmate of a tip-top stable has lengthened from 2.186/5 out to 3.9. The opposition is mediocre so the price suggests that this one will turn up with either three legs or a stomach the size of a certain Channel 4 odds expert. It's a dangerous lay but one that the market dictates.
Lost Highway 4.47/2 in to 2.3411/8 has been all the rage in the 17.05 this morning and should give winner-hungry Silvestre de Souza another notch in his quest for the jockey's title. He links up with his new best friend, trainer Mark Johnston, and this is a combination that should hit the bullseye with regularity this season. The market move adds confidence to the step up in distance and the promise shown last year, so a big run is expected.