Today's Follow The Money comes from the meetings at Towcester and Southwell...
We start at Towcester 14:20 3m Handicap Chase for our negative of the day. Trading at 3.02/1 this morning Take The Mick has been drifting all morning to a price of 4.3100/30. Venetia Williams' horse has to give weight away all round and on a stiff course like Towcester may find it difficult to dictate matters from the front like he did a week ago at Warwick. With support for Herecomesthehollow and Newton Thistle we are hoping there is at least one better in the field to beat him today.
Luv U Whatever was trading at 4.84/1 early doors in the 15:00 Southwell 1m 4f Handicap but has subsequently been backed in to 2.982/1. Luv U Whatever has six wins from 10 runs over Southwell with one of those wins coming over today's distance. Local trainer Michael Appleby has a good strike rate here (20%) and the selection is Liam Jones's only mount of the day. Although being top weight we are taking Luv U Whatever to follow up on his last two wins to complete his hat-trick.
We return to Towcester and Assirem for our last back bet. Running in the 15:20 Towcester 2m Handicap Hurdle he's has been supported in to 2.9215/8 from an early price of 6.611/2. Assirem has changed yards recently from James Ewart to Ben Pauling and his latest second has worked out well with the first and third winning since. Pauling has a 40% strike rate at Towcester and with hot jockey Jason Maguire (seven wins in the last 14 days) doing the steering we are hoping Assirem goes one better than his last outing at Sedgefield.
Lay Take The Mick @ 4.3100/30 14:20 Towcester
Back Luv U Whatever @ 2.982/1 15:00 Southwell
Back Assirem @ 2.9215/8 @ 15:20 Towcester
Follow The Money 2014 P/L
P/L: + 79.59pts
Based on prices at time of publication, calculated before commission