Today's Follow The Money comes from the meetings at Carlisle and Pontefract...
We start at Carlisle where Bondesfire continues to be easy to back in the 6f Maiden Stakes at 14:10, now on offer at 3.9 having been 2.6213/8. This filly was only denied by a nose at Ripon on her latest start, having performed creditably on debut, and with both efforts coming on soft ground the cut in the ground should suit. However, she faces the colts for the first time today and a couple of those rivals look to have achieved more on the racecourse and possibly have the beating of her. Despite receiving weight, the market suggests she may struggle to get off the mark today.
We stay in Cumbria for our next selection where Star Date has attracted significant looking support in the 1m3f Hcap at 15:40, currently trading at 4.77/2 from an early 6.9. This Galileo gelding gained a convincing victory earlier in the season at Ripon before clipping heels and falling when making headway on his next start at Epsom, an incident likely to have affected his confidence. However, he ran promisingly despite pulling hard at Newmarket on his last start when upped to 1m4f, a trip he races over again today and which on breeding suggests could bring about further improvement. Despite trainer Gerard Butler's losing run, the punters seem confident he can return to winning ways.
We move to Pontefract for our final advice where Warcrown has been the subject of a positive move in the 1m Maiden Stakes at 16:50, available to back at 5.14/1 from as big as 8.615/2. This Richard Fahey-trained runner has yet to break his duck in four attempts and comes here on the back of a break of seventy-five days. However he has ran well in defeat on his two runs this season, being beaten a nose and half a length respectively, and a similar level of form should see him thereabouts once again. With a seeming lack of confidence in the Sir Michael Stoute trained favourite Eltifaat, this consistent sort may achieve an overdue success.
Lay Bondesfire @ 3.9 14:10 Carlisle
Back Star Date @ 4.77/2 15:40 Carlisle
Back Warcrown @ 5.14/1 16:50 Pontefract