Follow The Money: Geraghty being backed to produce an Artful ride aboard Artist

Barry Geraghty rides the well-backed Artful Artist at Galway
Barry Geraghty rides the well-backed Artful Artist at Galway

The markets have been reviewed and today's three Follow The Money selections come from the meetings at Ayr and Galway...

Recommended Bets

Lay Polarisation @ 2.35/4 14:00 Ayr

Back Findog @ 7.613/2 15:00 Ayr

Back Artful Artist @ 2.982/1 17:40 Galway


Our Lay of the Day is up first at Ayr. Polarisation, ridden by Joe Fanning in the opener at 14:00, has drifted continuously all morning, out to a current price of 2.35/4 from an odds-on low of 1.8810/11.

Although Mark Johnston's two-year-old finished an easy second at Southwell at the end of June, he failed to match that performance recently at York when finishing third and certainly has a bit to find today. Scarlet Bounty and Battleranger for Richard Fahey and Keith Dalgleish respectively are the obvious dangers and we feel these two could both prove to be Polarisation's downfall this afternoon. We're happy to take on the Johnston trained colt today.

We stay at Ayr for our first positive of the day in the form of Findog, who runs in the 15:00 5f Handicap. Linda Perratt's four-year-old has been steadily backed this morning, in to an appealing price of 7.613/2 from a high of 11.010/1.

This gelding's form since last winning in 2012 is not putting off backers today as the market suggests this could well be his time to claim that long awaited victory. Saturday's more than respectable third looks to have confirmed a return to form and he will be in the mix if he can repeat that feat. The early morning favourite, Classy Anne, is drifting alarmingly so we recommend backing Findog to finally return to the winning enclosure.

It's over to the Galway Festival for our final positive of the day. There's been notable support already this morning for Artful Artist in the 17:40. Ridden by Barry Geraghty and making his full handicap debut, Tony Martin's gelding is available to back at 2.982/1, in from a high of 4.03/1.

After showing some decent form in flat handicaps we expect this promising five-year-old to improve and with second favourite, Swantykay, current available at 10.519/2, Artful Artist looks all the more tougher to oppose. We confidently recommend a back in this one.


Recommended Bets

Lay Polarisation @ 2.35/4 14:00 Ayr
Back Findog @ 7.613/2 15:00 Ayr
Back Artful Artist @ 2.982/1 17:40 Galway


Follow The Money P/L

Staked: 539pts
Returned: 591.72pts
P/L: + 52.72pts (before commission)

Correct to end of June. Based on prices at time of writing.

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