Follow The Money: King Mak to rule Southwell

Will King Mak crown a great afternoon?

Today's Follow The Money Movers come from the meetings at Pontefract and Southwell.

Recommended Bets
Lay Solar View @ 3.211/5 Pontefract 15:15
Back Asatir @ 2.9015/8 Pontefract 14:40
Back King Mak @ 13.012/1 Southwell 17:00

In the 15:15 2m1f Handicap at Pontefract, Solar View has drifted alarmingly in the betting out to 3.211/5 from an earlier 2.01/1. Such market weakness comes as something of a surprise considering trainer Sir Mark Prescott's fine record of improving these types of three-year-olds, and he has won his last two after being stepped up in trip. However, he faces a stiffer task here going up in class and off a 9lb higher mark than when winning last time at Chepstow. Furthermore the way he hung left towards the finish at Beverly on his previous start suggests he still has plenty to learn. That may make him vulnerable against older, more experienced rivals.

Also at Pontefract, Asatir has been backed dramatically in to 2.915/8 from 4.03/1 in the 16:15 1m Handicap. Saeed Bin Suroor's Three-year-old has a bit to prove after flopping during Glorious Goodwood but this is far less competitive and if the money is to be believed then he will bounce back to winning ways this afternoon back at his favored mile trip. Prior to that recent disappointment the colt had showed admirable battling qualities to hold off late challengers at Windsor and displayed similar determination at the finish during his unbeaten two-year-old season.

Finally, at Southwell King Mak looks interesting in the 17:00 Handicap Hurdle over 2m4f, and punters have shown some interest backing him into 13.012/1 from 20.019/1. He won a similar event at Market Rasen in June, off today's mark, despite jumping poorly and the jockey losing his irons and almost unseating. If in the same mood, and benefiting from a useful 5lb jockey claim, he could have a say in this at long odds and put his last two rather tame efforts behind him.

Recommended Bets
Lay Solar View @ 3.211/5 Pontefract 15:15
Back Asatir @ 2.9015/8 Pontefract 14:40
Back King Mak @ 1312/1 Southwell 17:00

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