Follow The Money: Battle Born to fight to victory at Haydock

FTM's best bet on Friday comes from Haydock
FTM's best bet on Friday comes from Haydock

Today's Follow The Money comes from Ffos Las, Haydock and Wolverhampton.

Recommended Bets

Lay Potters Cross @ 1.664/6 in the 13:10 at Ffos Las 

Back Battle Born @ 2.789/5 in the 15:40 at Haydock 

Back Peachez @ 16.5 in the 17:10 at Wolverhampton 

We start in the 13:10 Novice Hurdle at Ffos Las where Potters Cross has been surprisingly weak in the market, drifting from 1.42/5 out to 1.664/6. This soft-ground point winner is yet to win under rules but has admittedly run well in all three starts, most recently when beaten six lengths second in a Chepstow Grade 2 last month. His form is strong but the lack of confidence in the market has to be considered before getting involved at such a short price and a lay is the call. It may be worth taking a chance on Berea Boru instead who looks great value at 9.417/2 after winning both his last two starts, each at today's course and most recently over course and distance by an impressive 18 lengths. 


Next we move to the 15:40 National Hunt Flat Race at Haydock where Battle Born has been heavily backed this morning in to 2.789/5 from 6.05/1. With not much form to go on the money for this Charlie Longsdon trained gelding has to be respected, especially as he hails from a yard with an impressive 20% strike rate in these types of races; they also scored yesterday with a well-supported bumper winner at Market Rasen (Kilcooley) under today's rider Noel Fehily. 


Our final selection is Peachez who runs in the 17.10 1m6f Handicap at Wolverhampton. Seamus Durack's mare has been backed for significant sums this morning and has halved in price from 30.029/1 to 15.014/1. She was a dual winner here last autumn, including when dead-heating off a 2lbs higher mark on the second occasion but has run woefully on her two starts so far this year. She has her usual cheek pieces back on today after they were absent last time and connections are clearly hoping they will work their magic again. She will be a serious contender if she can recapture her form from late last year and is still a very tempting price.


Recommended Bets
Lay Potters Cross @ 1.664/6 in the 13:10 at Ffos Las 
Back Battle Born @ 2.789/5 in the 15:40 at Haydock 
Back Peachez @ 16.5 in the 17:10 at Wolverhampton 

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