Today's Follow The money selections come from Saturday's big meeting at Ascot.
"This son of Oscar has seen good support all morning, moving from 7.26/1 to 5.14/1 to head the market in this competitive card opener."
We begin with our each-way play, Wylde Magic, which runs in the 2m 7f Novice Handicap Hurdle at 12:40. Ridden by Paul Moloney, this son of Oscar has seen good support all morning, moving from 7.26/1 to 5.14/1 to head the market in this competitive card opener. Punters will be hoping Welsh trainer Evan Williams can continue his good form this year and exploit this five-year-old's lenient looking handicap mark judged on his progressive novice hurdling form.
Our back bet is Top Notch which runs in the 2m 5f Graduation Chase at 13:15. This likeable Triumph hurdle-placed gelding has taken to fences like a duck to water. Punters are keen to back this popular Nicky Henderson-trained favourite and he has moved in the market from 2.226/5 in to 1.9420/21. Only facing four inferior rivals today, connections will be hoping Top Notch can prove just that and take this on the way to better things this season.
Our lay bet is Unowhatimeanharry, which runs in the 14:25 3m Grade 1 Long Walk Hurdle. Bought by powerful owner JP McManus after a battling victory at the Cheltenham Festival, Unowhatimeanharry will be ridden by Barry Geraghty for the first time on his reappearance this season. This eight-year-old was extremely impressive for progressive young trainer Harry Fry last year, but punters are lukewarm about this son of Sir Harry Lewis taking the step up into open Grade 1 company today having drifted from 2.26/5 out to 2.47/5.
Back Wylde Magic each-way @ 5.14/1 in the 12:40
Back Top Notch @ 1.9420/21 in the 13:15
Lay Unowhatimeanharry @ 2.47/5 in the 14:25
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