A look at this morning's best backed horses.
First up is Philip McBride's 2yo CLAIRE'S SECRET who was beaten 6l when 7th of 9 on her racecourse debut at 25/1 over 6f (good to firm) at Newmarket earlier this month. There's no reason why she can't build on that performance and the market definitely thinks she can. 7/1 last night, she's now into as short as 9/4 in places.
Money has come this morning for Warren Greatrex's DESERTER. The 5yo had no answer to the finishing speed of No Ceiling at Southwell 11 days ago but the return to a longer trip is in his favour and the five-year-old has been backed to recoup losses. As big as 2/1 on first showing yesterday evening, 11/8 is now the best odds you can get.
A big mover in the penultimate race at Sedgefield this evening with VENUE being very well supported. A dual novice winner in 2015; he has found things tougher in handicaps this year but steps up in trip today. 12/1 this morning, Donald McCain's runner is now as short as 9/2 with one bookmaker.
The father and son combo of Ted and Ruby Walsh has attracted support for ARTESONE. He has run well in all of his last three starts, on each occasion suggesting he can win a race of this nature. 5/2 last night, some firms are now as short as 15/8.