Today's Follow The Money selections come from the meeting at Southwell.
"Speightowns Kid's last win came in this month of last year off the same handicap mark as he runs off today."
We start with the 14:40 1m4f Maiden where Andrew Balding's Darting has drifted from 3.45 out to 4.3100/30. Officially rated 66, this filly ran well enough last time out in a 1m2f Handicap at Lingfield, finishing third of 14, but looks to have a bit to find against her rivals back in maiden company today. She comes up against the 79 rated Galuppi receiving only a 5lbs fillies' allowance and with such strong support for John Jenkins runner 2.767/4 in to 2.26/5, coupled with the presence of Master Dan (Second in a course and distance handicap in August) we feel despite the small field we have more than enough in opposition to make a lay the call.
We move on to the next race, a 1m4f Handicap at 15:10, where Luv U Whatever has been very well supported having been backed from 5.69/2 in to 3.3512/5. The money for this runner started coming last night and has continued this morning and it's easy to see why. The horse is a course specialist, winning four times from six attempts at the track and he returns to his favourite course today off a decent mark having struggled at Wolverhampton and Pontefract recently. His trainer Michael Appleby remains in very good form and with little support for the recently improved Street Artist or last time out winner Reach The Beach the market signals are clear.
Our final back selection comes in the final race of the day, a 6f Handicap at 15:40 where Michael Herrington's Speightowns Kid has been very well backed this morning. On recent form it is hard to find anything to recommend this runner, but looking further back we can see that his last win came in this month of last year off the same handicap mark as he runs off today. It is also worth noting he has blinkers refitted today for the first time this year and with such weight of money coming for him we have to feel it is significant and so we are happy to join in at what still looks a decent price at 7.613/2 in from 13.012/1.
Lay Darting @ 4.3100/30 in the 14:40 at Southwell
Back Luv U Whatever @ 3.3512/5 in the 15:10 at Southwell
Back Speightowns Kid @ 7.613/2 in the 15:40 at Southwell
Follow The Money 2014 P/L
P/L: + 33.34pts (before commission)
Correct up until the end of October, based on prices at time of publication