Today's Follow The Money comes from the meetings at Lingfield, Yarmouth and Nottingham
We start at Lingfield in the 14:25 where the Richard Hannon-trained Slemy has drifted to 2.568/5 from a low of 1.875/6. There were not many positives on his debut run at Nottingham earlier this month, when finishing a tame fourth, fading over three out on soft ground. The winner of that race, John Gosden's Sacred Act, has been subsequently well beaten in a class 2 handicap at Sandown. While the drop down to 7f should suit Slemy, Red Velour ran a cracker on his debut in a hot maiden at Newmarket's Craven meeting and looks like the likely winner.
We move on to Yarmouth's 15:05 where Mindurownbusiness has been strongly backed from 16.63 in to 8.88/1. There was a lot to like about his maiden win at Lingfield in March where he seemed to know his job on debut and showed a willing attitude to quicken off a strong pace. He had Brigliadoro a length and a quarter behind him in second that day and he re-opposes here. Our pick is giving weight to Brigliadoro and is also up against a strong favourite in the form of the Lady Cecil trained Equitable, but the eye catching booking of the excellent Oisin Murphy claiming 3lbs and the positive move in the market suggest that he might spring a surprise at a big price.
We finish proceedings at Nottingham and the 15:15 1m2f Handica where Kashmiri Sunset is in to 5.14/1 from 6.22. Trainer Ed de Giles has an impressive strike rate in the last 14 days winning three from seven. Kashmiri Sunset - half-brother to Cesarewitch winner Darley Sun - makes his handicap debut today and looks well in on the pick of his maiden form, the best of which being his last run at this course on April 9 where he was a fast finishing fifth. The step up to a mile and a quarter is sure to suit and he should have too much at the business end for his rivals today.