We at MyRacing are avid market watchers, as you can learn plenty about the level of confidence behind a horse. There’s one runner at Chelmsford on Thursday that is the subject of sustained market support and its price has collapsed. The horse in question was available at 14-1 on Wednesday evening but it’s now as short as 9-4 and has been catapulted into favouritism. It seems there will now be plenty of interested parties and it’ll be fascinating to see how the horse gets on. Check out our free tips page for daily content across British and Irish racing.
Westend Avenue has had just three starts to date and she makes her handicap debut here. Her two better efforts came over 5f and she didn’t see out the trip on soft ground at Redcar last time out. On that evidence, the drop back in trip should help.
The switch to handicap company often inspires plenty of improvement and this can often be extreme in nurseries such as this. You certainly wouldn’t want to rule out significant progression and she’s clearly unexposed. We won’t know whether her opening mark of 62 is a fair one until she races but it would appear that someone somewhere believes it’s a nice rating to start off on.
One bookmaker is standing firm at 3-1 but her general price is 11-4 and William Hill are offering the lowest odds of 9-4. One thing is for sure, this is a huge market mover and it indicates that plenty of improvement is expected now that she is tackling handicaps. This huge move adds an extra dimension of interest to a low grade race and there will be plenty of eyes on Chelmsford at 6.30 this evening.
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