Follow The Money: Star Fire one to oppose at Goodwood this afternoon

Life Less Ordinary and Rocket Punch both race at Haydock this afternoon
Life Less Ordinary and Rocket Punch both race at Haydock this afternoon

Welcome to today's Follow The Money. It comes from this afternoon's meetings at Haydock and Goodwood...

Recommended Bets:

Back Life Less Ordinary @ 2.526/4 in the 14:00 at Haydock
Back Rocket Punch @ 5.14/1 in the 16:50 at Haydock
Lay Star Fire @ 3.412/5 in the 17:45 at Goodwood

We start at Haydock for our first selection, which comes in the 14:00 1m2f Hcap where there has been strong market support for Life Less Ordinary, backed in from 3.185/40 to a current price of 2.526/4. He has been progressing with each run and comes here in fine form having won two on the spin. He also won really well under Jamie Spencer last week at Windsor where he led over a furlong out before going clear under just hands and heels. He looks open to further improvement and can definitely make it a hat-trick of wins today.

Continuing at Haydock, where we find our next selection in the 16:50 1m Mdn Stks. We take a gamble on debutant Rocket Punch and trust the market to guide the expectations of him. He's been very positive in the market this morning, where his price has shortened from 9.08/1 to 5.14/1. He's a nicely bred colt from the well respected Andrew Balding yard and it's worth noting he is related to the very smart 1.5m - 15.5f winner Coastal Path. Could be a big player in this one.

We finish at Goodwood for our last selection and our lay of the day. It comes in the 17:45 5f Hcap where Star Fire has seen her price drift in the market from 3.19 out to 3.412/5. She got off the mark at the sixth attempt when scoring at Nottingham last month, albeit after an enquiry having originally finished second but was hampered by the winner. Looks like she could go better today but she will have do it the hard way and overcome a stiff 7lb penalty which is a tough ask especially given market rival Free To Love is in good form herself.

Recommended Bets:

Back Life Less Ordinary @ 2.526/4 in the 14:00 at Haydock
Back Rocket Punch @ 5.14/1 in the 16:50 at Haydock
Lay Star Fire @ 3.412/5 in the 17:45 at Goodwood

Follow The Money 2015 P/L

Staked: 358 pts
Returned: 403.25 pts
P/L: + 45.25 pts

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

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