Today's Follow The Money comes from meetings at Exeter and Warwick...
We begin with action from the 15:15 at Exeter where the Tom George trained Wild West Wind is friendless in the market and has been drifting out steadily all morning from 1.9110/11 to 2.265/4. In what appears to be a two horse race there is sustained market support for the Alan King-trained Label Des Obeaux and, with form in better company than he faces today, including a fine second over course and distance to a higher-rated horse, he appears to be the selection to back.
We move to Warwick for today's each-way selection, in the 3m Handicap Chase at 16:45. Shanroe Santos has attracted early support from 8.88/1 into 6.411/2. On his last appearance over this distance he was just beaten over one-and-a-half lengths into second, but pulled well clear of the rest of the field and stayed on well. He should relish today's soft ground and with this being only his fifth start over fences, he's still relatively unexposed. Available to back each way at 6.25/1 this is a solid each way bet.
Our final selection of the day comes from the final race at Exeter where Goonjim is now trading at 3.259/4 having initially opened up at 3.65. On his last appearance he was the subject of a huge gamble but failed to justify the support coming 11 lengths third to a horse 8lbs better off in the ratings. He travelled supremely well that day and the drop back in trip today should suit, along with the experience gained last time out. We are confident that this horse carrying the bottom weight can repay connections today.
Lay Wild West Wind @ 2.265/4 in the 15:15 @ Exeter
Back Shanroe Santos Each-way 6.25/1 in the 16:45 @ Warwick
Back Goonjim to win @ 3.259/4 in the 17:25 @ Exeter
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