First up it's over to Ireland where BLACK ACE has seen strong support. In the front two on all starts to date, the Noel Meade inmate made a pleasing hurdling debut the last day and seems sure to progress further with the benefit of that experience and the step up in trip. As big as 9/4 on first showing last night the 5yo is now odds-on with most bookmakers.
Staying in Ireland, HIBISCUS has been well supported for the all conquering Aidan O'Brien. The well-bred daughter of Galileo cost connections 625,000gns and looked very green on her debut at Gowran when sent off at 2/1. She still managed to finish close up in third that day and with the expected improvement O'Brien's horses normally show from their first run, she should prove up to taking a race of this nature. 5/2 this morning, punters have backed her into as short as 5/4.
ANGEL GRACE has been well backed in the last race on the card at the Esher venue. A winner at 1m on heavy ground back in April, she's not been seen since being a beaten favourite (9/4) later that month. Unraced on anything quicker than good to soft, the weather seems to have turned in her favour. Punters certainly believe so, backing the David Menuisie runner into as short as 11/2 from 16's this morning.
Up at Bangor THREE COLOURS RED has seen his price shorten all morning. The 4yo stayed on well for third at Stratford last month and the rain-softened ground shouldn't prove a problem today. 9/4 when first priced up last night, the Warren Greatrex runner is now into 13/8 with some firms.