Jan 25, 2018 09:52 AM
Author: Mike Steward
3 starters on Saturday have been smashed in early markets
After two years of solid performance our Early Market Movers report is back in 2018. One of our most read articles, the betting movers report assesses all runners who have significantly moved in the betting to arrive at those runners whose betting moves represent smart money.
We kick-off 2018 with a look at the Caulfield and Rosehill meetings on Saturday.
Rosehill Betting Movers
Debuts here from the Waller stable. Market moves in these types of races often get the chocolates.
Show A Star
Went well to finish amongst the place getters first-up. Excellent second-up record, only missing a place once from four starts and that was a complete 'forgive' run. Down in grade and gets the 3kg claim for Van Overmeire. Expect him to get a good forward position in the running to set him up for a strong finale.
Prometheus BIG MOVER 5.45%
Has raced strongly in his two starts this preparation in easier races. Showed plenty of character to overcome a poor beginning to get the prize at Kembla. The horse he beat first-up has gone on to win and place at metro meetings. Good light weight chance.
Has been solid in her two runs this campaign. Won her recent 900m Rosehill trial and has a fitness edge over some of her main rivals. Contender.
Moss Trip BIG MOVER 4.48%
Impressive win first-up at Kembla against open company. Will be fitter for that run and presents as a strong light weight chance against this lot.
Should have won by more than 1.5 lengths at his recent outing. That run rates well in this company and expect him to make an impact despite the extra 2.5kg on his back.
Was well beaten by Emperor's Way last start over the same distance. Meet's him 2.5kg better this time and the prospect of an easier time in the running makes a case for him here.
Blowing Kisses BIG MOVER 4.27%
Disappointed as favourite last start. Hasn't met much luck before that run in this campaign, showing enough ability to suggest she is in this contest. Gets in at a very light weight with the claim from McDougall. Has to be considered.
Caulfield Betting Movers
Pure Elation BIG MOVER 5.3%
Has been very impressive in her trials and jump-outs. Comes from an astute stable and expect her to live-up to the market hype.
Won 7 from 11 at this trip and 3 from 6 second-up. Very good first-up in the Standish over 1200m finishing strongly to hint he's ready for his pet distance now. Strong claims.