With a lot of rain around the markets have been very active this morning, and the Follow The Money team have gone for three selections from the meetings at Cartmel and Chepstow...
Our first selection of the day comes from Cartmel in the 15:20 2m1f Hcap Chs where Take Of Shocs has been heavily backed in from 11.010/1 in to 4.94/1. He was a dual two mile winner last autumn but he hasn't quite reached those heights since. However he did take a step back in the right direction at Worcester last time out where he was far from disgraced when finishing fourth and not being knocked about. He drops down in weight and grade today, whilst also having cheekpices refitted, and should improve on his last outing. With the heavy market support he looks an interesting bet, and one that we will back today.
Our next selection comes from Chepstow in the 15:30 7f Hcap where Eastern Dragon has been well backed this morning from 4.03/1 in to 3.1511/5. He has shown some solid form of late with good runs at Brighton where he was second and an even better run at Goodwood last time out where he came through with a late surge to win. That run was on soft ground and with today's going also likely to be soft it should suit him perfectly. He has also managed to escape a penalty for last week's win as that was in apprentice company and thus will carry no extra weight which makes it very hard to look past him in this race. He appears to be taking on a field where there are far more negatives than positives, and therefor he should manage to get the job done comfortably here and we are backing him to do just that.
Our final selection of the day is another from Chepstow. It comes in the 16:05 1m4f Hcap where Calm Attitude has been on the drift this morning form 3.185/40 out to 3.613/5. She had a great 2013, ending it with a hat-trick, and has carried that form into this year when running out an easy winner here over 1m2f twenty six days ago. However with the step up in trip and the added 9lbs she has to carry today, coupled with the fact that you could make a very strong case for all of seven other runners, this looks to be a much stiffer test than any of her previous outings. With this in mind we will follow the money and look to take her on today.
Back Take Of Shocs @ 4.94/1 in the 15:20 at Cartmel
Back Eastern Dragon @ 3.1511/5 in the 15:30 at Chepstow
Lay Calm Attitude @ 3.613/5 in the 16:05 at Chepstow