Follow The Money: Lightning to strike at Ascot

Lightning Cloud is back at Ascot - will it be a winning return?

Today's Follow The Money runners go at Market Rasen, Ascot and Ripon.

"Lightning Cloud returns to his preferred 7f today and there looks no reason why he won’t be right in the finish."

Back Lightning Cloud @ 10.09/1 in the 15:55 at Ascot

We start in the 13:45 at Market Rasen where Ctappers has been on the drift, going from 2.962/1 out to 3.814/5. Mick Channon's runner had only modest form on the flat, but did make a decent hurdle debut when a surprise 25/1 second over today's course and distance. He was well held by the winner that day however, and with a few interesting runners making their hurdling debuts today, punters aren't sure he's shown enough to go one better this afternoon.

We move to Ascot for the 15:55 where Lightning Cloud has seen some support coming in from 14.013/1 in to 10.09/1. He was a progressive 3yo, winning five times, and caught the eye when a solid fifth over course and distance on his seasonal return. He was fancied last start at Royal Ascot, but the 6f trip seemed too sharp to make an impression. He returns to his preferred 7f today and there looks no reason why he won't be right in the finish.

Finally we head to Ripon for the 16:20 where Muffin Mcleay has seen solid support, coming in to 3.3512/5 from 5.04/1. David Barron's lightly-raced runner ran well two starts back when second over course and distance. He still ran a decent fourth last start when the trip was probably too far on the soft ground. He returns to a more suitable distance today, and with the money down, it looks like he has a good chance of returning to the winner's enclosure today.

Recommended Bets
Lay Ctappers @ 3.814/5 in the 13:45 at Market Rasen
Back Lightning Cloud @ 10.09/1 in the 15:55 at Ascot
Back Muffin Mcleay @ 3.3512/5 in the 16:20 at Ripon

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