Follow The Money: Can Royal Mile go the distance?

Can Royal Mile triumph at Chepstow?

Today's Follow The Money Movers come from the meetings at Doncaster and Chepstow.

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Lay Taayel @ 2.568/5 Doncaster 16:10
Back Lamb Or Cod @ 6.25/1 Chespstow 16:15
Back Royal Mile @ 3.45 Chepstow 17:25

Starting at Doncaster where Taayel has drifted alarmingly in the betting out to 2.568/5 from an earlier 2.0621/20 for the Listed 6f contest at 16:10. John Gosden's colt looked a classy type when dominating his maiden at Yarmouth and then finishing second ina Group 2 at Newbury. However, both races were on a quick surface and he may struggle to show the same turn of foot in the Yorkshire mud. His sire's progeny are nought from 12 when the going has been Soft or Heavy, and with two smart rivals lining up in opposition then he would seem a dangerous one to trust at short odds.

Over to Chepstow for the 16:15 2m4f Handicap Hurdle in which Lamb Or Cod has been backed dramatically in to 6.25/1 from 16.5. A decent field for this valuable prize but Phillip Hobbs' five-year-old can go close on his handicap debut. Not seen since February when landing a maiden hurdle in Ireland on testing ground, he looks open to plenty of plenty of improvement and lurks towards the bottom of the weights. He will handle the conditions here and has stamina in his pedigree so it would be disappointing if he can't give the others something to think about this afternoon.

Staying at Chepstow for the final selection, Royal Mile has been well supported in to 3.45 from 6.05/1 in the closing 3m Handicap Chase at 17:25. This eight-year-old is yet to win a race but the money today could be significant as he has just moved to David Pipe and the yard has proved itself adept in the past at finding swift improvement from new recruits. He posted a decent effort over fences at Segefield a year ago before badly losing his way. The longer trip is an unknown but the cut in the ground shouldn't be a problem and, if he's inspired by his switch to new surroundings, he could justify the market confidence behind him.


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Lay Taayel @ 2.568/5 Doncaster 16:10
Back Lamb Or Cod @ 6.25/1 Chespstow 16:15
Back Royal Mile @ 3.45 Chepstow 17:25

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