Follow The Money: Good cause to back to this Rebel at Chepstow

Today's back bet comes from Chepstow
Today's back bet comes from Chepstow

Today's Follow The Money comes from the meetings at Catterick, Lingfield and Chepstow...

Recommended Bets

Back Bennylicious Each Way @ 7.26/1 in the 13:50 Catterick

Lay Free Running @ 3.3512/5 in the 14:00 Lingfield

Back Harley Rebel @ 2.588/5 in the 15:50 Chepstow

We start at Catterick for their 1m7f Novice Handicap Chase at 13:50, where Bennylicious has been backed in from 9.08/1 to 7.26/1. This looks very open affair with five of the runners having their first start over fences, but a drop back in trip may suit the Rose Dobbin-trained selection as he ran enthusiastically last time over 2m3f before fading late on. Running off a mark 10lb lower than he was over hurdles and possibly still open to improvement we feel he has solid each-way claims.


Over to Lingfield for their opening race at 14:00 a 1m Handicap where Free Running has drifted from 2.767/4 out to 3.3512/5. Simon Crisford's filly was a beaten odds-on favourite over course and distance last time and she may well find at least one too good for her again today having relinquished market favouritism to the strongly backed Slovak. The hood has been left off Free Running today suggesting they are still tinkering to find what works. With this in mind and the loss of market confidence a lay is the call.


Our back of the day runs in the 15:50 2m3f Handicap Hurdle at Chepstow, where Harley Rebel is the standout horse in the race and has been backed in from 3.711/4 in to 2.588/5. A winning Juvenile flat horse, the selection got off the mark on his third start over hurdles winning by nine lengths at Fontwell. He then impressed on his handicap debut 11 days ago when finishing second, pulling 12 lengths clear of the third. He is due to go up 8lb for this performance so should be well in off today's mark and he claims a four-year-old allowance. Trainer Neil Mulholland has booked Richard Johnson to steer him home and, with further progression likely, we strongly recommend backing him today.


Recommended Bets
Back Bennylicious Each Way @ 7.26/1 in the 13:50 Catterick
Lay Free Running @ 3.3512/5 in the 14:00 Lingfield
Back Harley Rebel @ 2.588/5 in the 15:50 Chepstow


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Follow The Money P/L, January 2106

Staked: 91pts
Returned: 71.74pts
P/L: -19.26pts

For January, calculated before commission, based on prices at time of publication

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