Today’s search for market movers takes us to the opening race at Bath this evening where BIG TIME MAYBE is a strong favourite for trainer Tom Dascombe. The un-raced 2yo is a half brother to a first-time out winner and the market vibes are that he will repeat the trick today. The yard struck with a nice 2yo winner at Newmarket yesterday that was well-backed before the off and it’s the same story today with the 9/4 of last night now 11/10 (best price 5/4).
Another un-raced horse leading the market after sustained market support is Roger Charlton’s PRINCESS DE LUNE in Newbury’s 17.40. The 3yo was bought back for 300,000 guineas as a yearling and she is a full-sister to Puissance De Lune, who was a high-class performer in Australia between 7f and 1m5f. The market move looks significant in a race where there is no form to go on. 8/1 when markets opened last night, she’s now as sort at 7/2 in places (best price 4/1).
In the opener at Newbury, money has come for SPOOF at big prices for trainer Charlies Hills. Another race where there is no form to go off, the market move from 14/1 into 7/2 with some firms is certainly eye catching (best price 5/1).
Finally today it’s to Dundalk and their 17.20 where MOUNT WELLINGTON is now the market leader. The 2yo cost connections 475,000 euros and is out of a mare who won a Group 3 on the all-weather. Up against a couple of race-fit rivals with strong form, the strong support in the market suggests a big run is expected. As big as 2/1 last night, he’s now favourite across the board and as short as 5/4 with some firms (best price 6/4).