A quick look at this morning's best backed horses.
First up is the 15.15 at Bangor where CAPTAIN MCGINLEY is a well-supported favourite. The 6yo's previous poor form earlier in the year can be attributed to the troubles of his stable, but Rebecca Curtis is now enjoying an improved run and with that knowledge, the Captain looks well handicapped based on the promise he showed earlier in his career. Punters certainly believe so, snapping up the 4/1 on offer last night and backing him into odds-on in places (best price 6/5).
Next up we're off to Chepstow and their 13.30 where ROLLING DYLAN is now a short-priced favourite. The 5yo sets the standard on form and was placed in a decent handicap when last seen in March. Philip Hobbs' charge has champion jockey Richard Johnson on board today and the pair have proved very popular. 7/2 last night, they're now as short as 6/4 (best price 2/1).
In the finale at Bangor, CHEROKEE PRINCE has been all the rage. 13/2 over night, he's now as short as 5/2 in the market (best price 3/1). With little form to go on, it seems punters have latched on to his Irish trainers' great strike-rate in Britain.
Finally, it's to Newcastle and their 20.00 where POLISH EMPRESS has been backed at big prices. Only seen once on the racecourse, the 3yo was a well beaten eighth of 10 at Wolverhampton earlier this month. However, it seems much (much) more is expected today with the 40/1 on offer last night snapped up and the William Muir-trained runner is now as short as 5/1 (best price 13/2).