Follow The Money: Bells making all the right noises at Epsom today

Epsom is the venue for two of today's FTM selections

The markets have been reviewed and today's three Follow The Money selections come from the meetings at Epsom and Ripon...

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Back Baldemar at 8.615/2 Epsom 14:50

Back The Bells O Peover at 5.69/2 Epsom 16:30

Lay Mister Carter at 3.45 Ripon 17:50

We start at Epsom in the 14:50 where we take a look at our first back bet of the day which comes in the form of the Richard Fahey-trained selection Baldemar. The early money has come for the horse which we've seen drop from a high of 11.010/1 in to 8.615/2. The form book may not initially look overly appealing but he appears to be something of a specialist over this course and distance, winning three times on the Epsom turf and two of them coming in this very race, the last being a couple of years ago. And with jockey Paul Hanagan booked for today's ride, connections must be fairly confident with a horse that looks very well handicapped.

Moving on we look to our next back selection and we stay at Epsom for The Bells O Peover who runs in the 16:30. The market move is positive, seeing his price drop from 7.26/1 in to 5.69/2. The horse comes back from a lengthy break having been off the course for nearly a year after an unsuccessful period under Donald McCain over hurdles, but he is now back at the stables of Mark Johnston. Good form over the 2011 season never seemed to continue in to the 2012 season but we should see an improvement today over a distance that suits him (placed in three of his last four runs over this trip), and if he manages to get back to his best he must be considered a serious contender.

We finish off with a horse to lay in the last race of today's card at Ripon, the 17:50. Mister Carter has been a negative mover in the market all morning moving from 2.6813/8 out to 3.45. Although running well last time out with first time visors on we are yet to see the horse win since moving to the Ian Williams stable, and it appears he is struggling to replicate his old form in Ireland. The money is elsewhere in the field and this favourite seems to make little appeal to punters in a competitive looking race.


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Back Baldemar at 8.615/2 Epsom 14:50
Back The Bells O Peover at 5.69/2 Epsom 16:30
Lay Mister Carter at 3.45 Ripon 17:50


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