Keeping an eye on the markets is always a sensible move. The market isn’t always right but it is always informative. One runner at Hexham on Friday has seen its price completely capitulate since being priced up on Thursday night. Having been priced up at 20-1, the horse in question was immediately supported throughout the evening and the support hasn’t stopped this morning. Market confidence is so continued that I’ve had to change the price multiple times through the course of writing this article. Check out our free tips page for daily content across British and Irish racing.
Event Of Sivola (5-1, William Hill) is the subject of this monster market move. Mark Walford’s gelding drops back to three miles here having pulled up over 3m5f at Sedgefield on reappearance. One positive to take out of this run is the 4lb drop in the weights he received as a result. Another is that he should strip fitter here with the benefit of that run under his belt.
A difficult horse to work out, he has won off marks of 106 and 102 as recently as last year. This makes some of his poorer efforts a little difficult to work out. Dropping him back to three miles is certainly a positive move as his wins at Ayr and Musselburgh both came over this trip. Marathon trips haven’t worked out for him and perhaps he’ll be more competitive now.
The form book says he should be capable of winning this, especially off 100. It’s hard to know which Event Of Sivola we’re going to get but the market certainly believes a win could be on the cards. Plenty of people will be keeping an eye on proceedings at Hexham, judging by the size of this gamble.
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