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Market Movers - Today’s Best Backed Horses

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Stay updated with today’s Market Movers - the best-backed horses of the day.

We list the best-backed horses of the day - indicating they have received significant betting support.

And don’t forget to explore our free bets page to discover the best current betting offers, along with access to betting odds and racecards for comprehensive insights into today’s horse racing action.

Saturday’s Market Movers

Below are three of the best-backed horses on Saturday, April 20.

6:05pm Thirsk - Cold Stare

  • The David O’Meara-trained Cold Stare has been well-supported at Thirsk this evening.
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Cold Stare - 16/1 into 7/1

6:05pm Thirsk

5:20pm Ayr - C’est Ta Chance

  • C’est Ta Chance has been well-backed at Ayr with jockey Patrick Mullins onboard.
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C’est Ta Chance - 15/8 into 5/4

5:20pm Ayr

4:06pm Brighton - Conquistador

  • The each-way cash has come for the Stuart Williams-trained Conquistador at Brighton.
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Conquistador - 5/1 into 3/1

4:06pm Brighton

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When are the Market Movers updated?

The Market Movers are updated each morning by 10am, with all the best-backed horses included - so make sure and check back daily.

How can I back the Market Movers?

You can back the Market Movers at any of the top online bookmakers on our site. Simply click the link to your preferred bookie, add the Market Mover to your betting slip, and place a bet as normal.

What is a Market Mover?

A Market Mover is a horse whose odds have shortened or lengthened in the lead-up to a race. A horse whose price gets larger from the market opening is called a drifter, whereas a horse whose price shortens is called a steamer. The price will change depending on the volume of bets placed on a horse.

Why do Market Movers occur?

Regarding a horse’s price shortening up in the betting, this can occur for several reasons.

Owners may feel that their horse has a strong chance in a race and will look to place a bet early at the best possible price. A positive mention from a trainer or a jockey about a horse can also shorten the price as punters latch on.

It’s important to note, though, that any Market Mover will have a ‘snowball effect’ as other punters notice the odds shortening and will then also back the horse.

Of course, although a well-backed horse is potentially more likely to win, there are no certainties in racing, so always gamble responsibly.

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Scott McGlynn

Famed for his Acca of the Day and Bet Builder selections, Scott provides tips across many sports on Freebets, and is our lead Scottish football writer