The 2013 flat season begins today at Doncaster and that is where you'll find all three of Friday's Follow The Money selections...
"With all three of Red Tyke's flat wins coming on going ranging form good-to-soft to heavy, there looks every chance he'll be right in the finish today."
We start in the 13:25 where Vodka Time has seen solid support, coming in from 13.3 to 5.79/2. He's a half-brother to four-time winner Barista, who importantly had a victory at as a two-year-old. Given Vodka Time's trainer David Evans has been known to ready a newcomer, the market support is significant. With jockey Adam Kirby boasting a 28% win rate for the stable this year, you can see why Betfair customers are backing Vodka Time to get his flat season started with a victory
Moving onto the 15:00, Red Tyke has seen some support, coming in to 4.1 from 5.21. John Quinn's runner has been mixing it up over the jumps and flat for his last six runs, being successful over both. He comes into this race after a solid fourth over hurdles a fortnight ago, so should be race-fit. With all three flat wins coming on going ranging form good-to-soft to heavy, there looks every chance he'll be right in the finish today.
We find today's drifter in the 16:45 in the form of Munhamer who is friendless in the market, going from 3.02/1 out to 3.9. John Gosden's runner was a 160,000 guineas purchase as a yearling, and the yard has sent out two wide-margin winners of this race the past few years. Given these factors, the lack of support in the market is a big worry, so he might be one to avoid until we can see what potential he has after today's run.