Three Potential Market Movers For The Weekend

Paisley Park

Emma Lavelle's Paisley Park is back this weekend, heading down the same route to the festival as he did last term by trying to defend his title in the Grade One Long Walk Hurdle.

The seven year old had the season of a life time last year when winning all of his seven contests including two Grade Ones, the first ever for his yard, and brought the house down at the Cheltenham festival in the Stayers Hurdle.

He is aiming to defend his Grade One title at Prestbury Park this year and went the right way about it landing the Grade Two Long Distance Hurdle at Newbury on his seasonal debut.

He was workman like that day and will be much fitter and stronger for that run heading into this contest as the odds on favourite at 1/4.

We believe that when the official declarations are made this superstar could be even shorter at 1/6 or even worse so it might be worth backing him now.

Black Corton

Black Corton is one of the most likeable horses in the sport having some superb seasons for Paul Nicholls and Bryony Frost but recently has been racing at too high a standard and being found out.

He drops back into a Listed contest which he is more than capable of going close in, if giving his usual strong jumping performance and currently at 12/1 he looks a huge price.

The eight year old is a course and distance winner at Ascot in a Grade Two event which gives him obvious claims but we believe with many horses set to not be declared the 12/1 will be a price of the past come Saturday.

Ribble Valley

The final horse we believe will be very tough to beat and has a bright future in racing is Ribble Valley for trainer Nicky Richards and is set to be ridden by Brian Hughes.

The six year old is unbeaten on all of his three starts this year and so far this season he has been superb on both his starts at Hexham and Wetherby over hurdles.

He has taken to the flights well coming from a bumper background and the way he took the race at Wetherby last time out should see him get a lot of respect from this field.

He has already been backed heavily for his race on Friday in the Supreme Trial Novices' Hurdle from 13/8 into 1/1 in places and could end up going off at odds on.