Follow The Money: Go green on Augusta at Pontefract

Can we finish with a win at Southwell?

Today's Follow The Money column takes us to Pontefract and Southwell...

"Augusta Ada has had no luck in her last three runs but was ninth in a mustard-hot Newmarket nursery won by J Wonder last August, even though she raced on the wrong side of the field off top-weight."

Back Augusta Ada @ 9.08/1 in the 16:00 Pontefract 

Red Icon has been out of favour this morning, his price sliding from 2.35/4 to 3.814/5. His second in the Woodcote sets the form standard back in the 15:00 at Pontefract (Class 2) but despite the easier grade, some tough and promising opponents await him. Son Of Africa announced himself on the racetrack with a winning debut, while Pallister won a traditionally strong York maiden from Winstanley, who now has the services of Graham Lee. Prior to his Epsom run, Red Icon made all and stayed on well to win a soft ground Haydock maiden so expect to see him towards the head of affairs as the race unfolds; the question is who will finish best? It looks as if the market is giving Red Icon the thumbs down this morning.

To the 16:00 now, a sprint handicap featuring a move for Augusta Ada, from 16.015/1 in to 9.08/1. She's had no luck in her last three runs but was ninth in a mustard-hot Newmarket nursery won by J Wonder last August, even though she raced on the wrong side of the field off top-weight. Twelve of those 15 runners have gone on to win since so a falling mark of 78 may underestimate her chance today.

Sellingallthetime is a warm order at Southwell for the 16:45. Alaistair Rawlinson takes seven pounds off his back and we're hoping the pair can repeat their CD success of June 5, when they won by nine lengths. He was available earlier at 5.69/2 and now trades around the 3.39/4 level. Once raced From Frost was also a six length course and distance winner but has to give our selection quite a telling amount of weight while Daydreamer, who is also strong in the market, has to transfer his winning form from Lingfield's Polytrack.


Recommended Bets
Lay Red Icon @ 3.814/5 in the 15:00 at Pontefract 
Back Augusta Ada @ 9.08/1 in the 16:00 Pontefract 
Back Sellingallthetime @ 3.39/4 in the 16:45 at Southwell 

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