We round-up the four springers in the market so far this morning
First up in Leicester’s 14.15, DAHILLS HILL has been supported at double-figure odds for trainer Graeme McPherson. The five-year-old is a former point-to-point winner but is yet to get off the mark from eight starts under rules. Well beaten on his last start 18 days ago, he was sent off at just 5/1 so clearly more was expected. As big as 14/1 overnight, those odds have continued to tumble all morning with some firms now just 5/1 (best price 8/1).
In the finale at Market Rasen, FOCACCIA looks a tasty proposition for punters with the Dan Skelton six-year-old a heavily-backed favourite. Placed in four of his eight starts over hurdles, the consistent gelding has a habit of finishing second but today’s race looks an ideal opportunity to go one better. Punters certainly seem to think so with the 9/2 of last night now just 2/1 in places (best price 5/2).
There is an almighty gamble going down in Wincanton’s concluding bumper with the unraced KINGOFTHECOTSWOLDS being backed as if defeat is out of the question. Trained by Nigel Twiston-Davies, the three-year-old is out of a mare who won twice over hurdles. The market vibes suggest he is expected to run a huge race as the 6/1 of this morning has been smashed into 11/10 with one firm (best price 13/8).
Finally at Chelmsford this evening SIBILANCE has been backed to give the short-priced favourite something to think about in the 19.00. Two-from-two on the AW, Ralph Beckett’s three-year-old has been highly tried this season including when sent off at just 7/1 for the Sandringham at Royal Ascot. She finished 18/24 that day and was again soundly beaten in a Group 3 on her next outing. However, she bounced backed to some form with a third back at Ascot in October and the return to an artificial surface this evening should help. 5/1 on first showing last night, some firms are now only 11/4 (best price 7/2).