Today's Follow the Money comes from Newbury, Newcastle and Nottingham.
Richard Hannon often runs his useful two-year-olds at this track and the booking of Richard Hughes suggests A Ladies Man is his first string.
We start with the 13:50 at Newbury where A Ladies Man has been well supported, moving from 3.3512/5 in to 2.245/4. Richard Hannon often runs his useful two-year-olds at this track and the booking of Richard Hughes suggests A Ladies Man is his first string. He is a half-brother to three winners and, as always with so many unraced juveniles, the market can be informative. Today's support suggests he is capable of making a winning debut.
Next we move to Newcastle and in the 15:35 where China Excels has backed from 18.017/1 in to 7.413/2. Sue Smith's 5yo has shown very little in five runs so far and the market support is a little surprising. He is often slowly away in his races, so maybe they will try and get him into the race a bit sooner today to make his first run in Handicap Company a winning one.
Our final selection is from Nottingham and in the 16:55 where Dr Irv has drifted from 2.23 out to 2.942/1. A winner for trainer Kate Walton at Redcar on his last run where he looked to improve for the step up in trip and he looks certain to run well again today over the same distance. That race was only six days ago and he also has a 4lb penalty to overcome and that seems to be enough for punters to take on the short priced favourite.
Back A Ladies Man @ 2.245/4 Newbury 13:50
Back China Excels @ 7.413/2 Newcastle 15:35
Lay Dr Irv @ 2.942/1 Nottingham 16:55