Follow The Money select Friday afternoon bets from Ayr, Fontwell and Newbury...
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In the 14:00 at Newbury,the Charlie Appleby trained Gold Town has seen support in the market this morning from a high 0f 5.69/2 into its current price of 5.14/1. This two-year-old certainly looks the part on paper, being out of a listed winner, who herself was a half-sister to the high-class Eagle Mountain. Coming from a yard which seems to be just hitting form, especially after sending out its first two-year-old of the year to win a maiden last week, this Street Cry colt has a major shout of scoring on debut.
We go to Fontwell for our lay of the day. The Harry Fry trained Opening Batsman goes in the 15:30 and has been weak in the market all morning, drifting from 2.942/1 out to its current price of 3.45. In what looks a small but select field none of the four can be ruled out completely. However, at 11-years-old this Morozov gelding would appear to have its best days behind him and looks very vulnerable to his younger rivals. With only one win in his last ten runs, it is hard to make a strong case for him today and a lay bet is recommended.
Finally, our each-way selection of the day comes from the 16:50 at Ayr, where champion trainer Paul Nicholls sends out Jessber's Dream in the mares Handicap Hurdle. Having been available to back at 12.011/1 this morning, it is currently trading at around 9.617/2. In her first season at Ditcheat, it may have taken the 7-year-old time to get used to her new surroundings and she may now only be coming back to the form that saw her pick up a grade 2 and finish runner up in a grade 1 for Harry Fry. Back off a short break, and with the addition of first time blinkers, this daughter of Milan should be at the very least hitting the frame.
Back Gold Town @ 5.14/1 in the 14:00 at Newbury
Lay Opening Batsman @ 3.45 in the 15:30 at Fontwell
Back Each Way Jessber's Dream @ 9.617/2 in the 16:50 at Ayr