Unibet Racing’s Will Petit brings us their biggest market movers and ones to watch from Friday’s racing action.
Two market movers at Punchestown (including one in the Champion Hurdle) and one up at Newcastle.
11/2 from 7/1
MELON ran a cracker in the Unibet Champion Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival back in March and, with the form Willie Mullins is in, it would perhaps have been more of a surprise if there hadn’t been money for his first string today. With Supasundae, Apple’s Jade and Buveur D’Air, it’s a Friday feast that you can’t afford to miss! As ever you can read our exclusive blogs from Jessica Harrington (Supasundae) and Nicky Henderson (Buveur D’Air) and we’d say one is more confident than the other!
7/4 from 85/40
STAND UP AND FIGHT is undoubtedly a very good horse who was far from disgraced at the Cheltenham Festival and this 7yo is relatively unexposed compared with the rest of the field. He’s hardened as favourite and is undoubtedly the one to beat at a Festival that his owner loves to target!
4/1 from 6/1
Punters are hoping for a good start at Newcastle and the money is for Tom Dascombe’s course and distance winner CELESTIAL FORCE who sports a first time hood. He’s been a bit out of sorts since winning his first two races but the handicapper has given this well bred son of Sea The Stars a right chance and perhaps he will strip fitter for his recent reappearence! An interesting gamble.