DIOCLETIAN is has been shortened from 7/1 into just 7/2 in the 15:15 at Newmarket today. Andrew Balding's two-year-old finished ninth of 14 on his debut at Sandown 22 days ago. The market suggests he's likely to leave that performance behind him with a big run expected today.
Staying at Newmarket, SEA TIDE is catching the eye of plenty of punters. A run of places was finally brought to an end at Carlisle back in August where she managed a win over 1m1f. Second last time out over 1m3.5f the drop back in trip should be in her favour. Hugo Palmer's filly has been backed in from 11/1 to as short as 11/2 with some bookmakers, although can still get a best price of 7/1.
LINCOLN has proven to be competitive off higher marks than this in the past and comes into today's race off the back of a 97 day break. Dropping back down to the minimum trip today, punters seem to think the six-year-old is looking well-handicapped. Available at 14/1 last night, he's now been shortened to 7/1 and as short as 5/1 in some places.