Follow The Money: Two backs and a lay at Ascot and Uttoxeter

Evita Peron runs at Ascot in the 15:30 this afternoon
Evita Peron runs at Ascot in the 15:30 this afternoon

Welcome to today's Follow The Money which focuses on the meetings at Uttoxeter and Ascot...

Recommended Bets

Back Evita Peron @ 3.613/5 in the 15:30 at Ascot
Back Vinnie Trenta @ 7.26/1 in the 15:50 at Uttoxeter
Lay Walden Prince @ 1.635/8 in the 16:25 at Uttoxeter

We start off the day over at Ascot for their 1m Listed contest at 15:30. Evita Peron looks a very solid favourite and has proven popular in the betting, backed in from 5.04/1 to 3.613/5. A Listed winner over seven furlongs at Newmarket last July she has proven herself in this company and indeed in Group company on her last few outings. A huge bonus today is the prospect of some significant rainfall, every drop of which will be appreciated by Ralph Beckett's filly. She has run on heavy and her Listed win came on soft ground. She looks like one of the only contenders who would appreciate the ground becoming softer than good which could be a distinct possibility. Without the rain her chance looks strong but if rain were to really arrive, she could go off a very strong favourite.

Next up we head over to Uttoxeter for the 15:50 and Alan Phillips-trained Vinnie Trenta has seen significant money causing his price to fall from 10.519/2 in to 7.26/1. He ran a solid race last time when back over hurdles under Sean Bowen and despite a few jumping errors shaped as though he was in decent form. He rallied well that day to finish third on the run-in and that suggests that this small step up in trip will suit him. The race certainly looks very winnable with a field packed of sketchy jumpers and inconsistent performers. A chance can be taken at a good price that Vinnie Trenta can build on his latest effort here today and get into the winners' enclosure.

Finally we have our recommended lay bet and we stay at Uttoxeter to find it in their 16:25 Handicap Chase. Walden Prince opened up this morning at 1.364/11 but has been on the drift all morning and is now readily available to back at 1.635/8. He has gone about his work with extraordinary ease on his last two starts and comes here with a very strong chance on paper of racking up a hat-trick. The betting is extremely ominous though and it is a substantial drift on a horse which looks like he really should be winning today. Sleep In First looks the main danger returned to chasing and with the services of Richard Johnson booked. The others all seem to have questions to answer about recent form and time off of the track. The concerns then look sure to be Sleep In First (who is undoubtedly on a workable mark having won a chase off of 120) and the fact that Walden Prince will have to run a career best (previous best win was off 105) and prove his latest two victories were not just down to a lack of opposition.

Recommended Bets

Back Evita Peron @ 3.613/5 in the 15:30 at Ascot
Back Vinnie Trenta @ 7.26/1 in the 15:50 at Uttoxeter
Lay Walden Prince @ 1.635/8 in the 16:25 at Uttoxeter

Follow The Money 2015 P/L

Staked: 534 pts
Returned: 560.26 pts
P/L: + 26.26 pts

Based on prices at time of publication, calculated before commission. Correct to end of June.

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