Masterson was a course and distance winner as a 2yo (under very similar conditions to today) and although he was well beaten on his hurdles debut, it seems the market expects him to bounce back to form now returned to the Flat. The Mick Channon-trained grey, who wears a visor for the first time today, has been backed in to as short as 13/8 in places, having opened up a general 3/1.
Impart holds an entry in the Group 1 Phoenix Stakes and hails from powerful connections, so it is significant that there has been money for him on debut. He opened as big as 5/1 and now as short as 2/1 in places.
Classic Flyer won as he liked six days ago at Hamilton for David O'Meara and it looks like punters think he will be able to strike again under a penalty, having moved from as big as 2/1 at first-show to as short as 13/8.
Another Mick Channon-trained runner, The Greedy Boy is a lightly-raced 3yo who finished fourth in a much stronger race than this on his seasonal/handicap debut at Newbury last month. He will need to show a liking for faster conditions but the market doesn't expect this to be a problem - he is now as short as 13/8 from an opening show of 5/2.