Today's Follow The Money bets come from the meetings at Sedgefield and Musselburgh.
"Liberty Court could have been backed earlier at 6.23 but has been supported in to 4.67/2. The selection was a decent third over the same distance last time out on soft ground at Doncaster but should prefer the better going today."
We start the day at Sedgefield with the first race at the County Durham track, a 2m1f Novice Hurdle due off at 14:00. We like the look of the Donald McCain-trained Court Dismissed who could have been backed at 3.259/4 earlier today but is currently showing at 2.789/5. An Irish point winner last May, he ran well last time out finishing third on hurdling debut at Bangor just over two months ago. Aristo Du Plessis is an obvious threat stepping back in trip but we are confident Court Dismissed can get off the mark over hurdles.
We head north of the border to Musselburgh for our second positive of the day - a competitive 3m Handicap Chase at 14:55 where the money has come for Liberty Court. This could have been backed earlier at 6.23 but has been supported in to 4.67/2. The selection was a decent third over the same distance last time out on soft ground at Doncaster but should prefer the better going today. The market leader Island Heights is not the most fluent of jumpers and we think Liberty Court can go on to score today.
Our lay of the day also runs at Musselburgh, and we're taking on seven-time winner on the flat Ginger Jack in the 15:30 2m Handicap Hurdle. Ginger Jack finished third over C&D last time out three weeks ago, but the market is unimpressed. The eight-year-old has been drifting steadily this morning from 2.8615/8 to a current price of 3.613/5. He did run with promise last time but the market suggests that he will not be getting off the mark over hurdles today with money coming for the Brian Ellison-trained Red Inca who is off a decent mark.
Back Court Dismissed at 2.789/5 in the 14:00 at Sedgefield
Back Liberty Court at 4.67/2 in the 14:55 at Musselburgh
Lay Ginger Jack at 3.613/5 in the 15:30 at Musselburgh
Follow The Money 2015 P/L
P/L: + 24.11pts (before commission)
Based on prices at time of publication, calculated before commission. Correct to end of January.