Today's Follow The Money movers run at Chepstow and Wolverhampton...
Heavy ground at Chepstow can often be deeper than at practically any other track and the fact that an inspection was originally planned for this morning hints that wellies will definitely be the order of the day. Extreme underfoot conditions can often produce freak results and this is not a surface that equates well with a policy of backing short-priced favourites, especially ones that have only had one run on good to firm. That is the scenario, however, with Hallings Comet, who may well outclass an average looking field in the 15:30, but has been on the slide this morning 1.422/5 out to 1.608/13. Worth laying with a minimal downside if he wins.
Jack My Boy hasn't won in his last 23 visits to the races and although the five-year-old must be sick of the sight of horsey rear ends disappearing into the distance, the gelding rarely runs a bad race, acts well on soft going and is running off the lowest handicap mark he's ever had. This all points to a decent showing in the 17:00 at Chepstow and the backers are onside, having sniffed out some value and forced a price contraction from 18.017/1 in to 8.07/1.
Splashing over to Wolverhampton's 17:15 for our other horse for money today, Dhhamaan. This is another well handicapped runner who has won off much higher marks in the past. He is rarely seen in races of this low quality and the market has noted not only that but also the fact that his trainer, Ruth Carr, is in excellent form at the moment (last two runners have both won). A move from 7.413/2 to 6.05/1 looks promising.
Lay Hallings Comet @ 1.608/13 Chepstow 15:30
Back Jack My Boy @ 8.07/1 Chepstow 17:00
Back Dhhamaam @ 6.05/1 Wolverhampton 17:15