Follow The Money: Floral to leave rivals in a Spin

Floral Spinner is fancied to go well at Ludlow today

The markets have been studied, and the Follow The Money team have come up with a selection from each of this afternoon's three UK meetings...

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Back No To Trident @ 5.39/2 Taunton 14:10
Lay Kabbaas @ 1.738/11 Southwell 14:20
Back Floral Spinner @ 4.77/2 Ludlow 15:00


We kick things off in the 14:10 at Taunton where No To Trident has been well supported from 109/1 in to 5.39/2. John Flint's gelding has been placed on his last two starts over hurdles and with jockey Thomas Flint claiming a useful 7lbs he is clearly expected to go close today. The eight-year-old is already a course winner and is still relatively unexposed in this sphere having only had eight starts over timber so far. With form doubts surrounding many of his exposed rivals and plenty of market support behind him, the selection should be difficult to beat today.

Next we head to Southwell for the mile handicap at 14:20 where favourite Kabbaas has drifted out to 1.738/11 having been backed at prices as low as 1.558/15 this morning. The gelding justified very restrictive odds last time out over seven furlongs here to win his maiden easily by 20 lengths, but he faces a different proposition here with two of the other four horses having won over course and distance and one chasing a course hat-trick. Roger Varian's three-year-old clearly has potential and could yet be better than this level, but he faces a few other improving horses today and is worth taking on at the prices.

Finally we head to Ludlow and the 3 mile handicap hurdle at 15:00, where Floral Spinner has been supported from 5.85/1 in to 4.77/2. Placed on all five starts over hurdles so far, this consistent mare has been unlucky not to land a race of this nature yet and today may be her day. Last time out she finished second to an improving Nicky Henderson horse but the pair had pulled 19 lengths clear of the third placed horse. She races off the same mark today and with the two furlongs extra distance expected to bring about further improvement, a big run can be expected. The favourite in this race, Matrow's Lady, has been a significant market drifter and it is possible that she is flattered by her recent 38 length success. The main danger to the selection might be Thedeboftheyear, who is well handicapped on her best form but hasn't run well for some time. All things considered, Floral Spinner looks a good bet here.


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Back No To Trident @ 5.39/2 Taunton 14:10
Lay Kabbaas @ 1.738/11 Southwell 14:20
Back Floral Spinner @ 4.77/2 Ludlow 15:00


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