Follow The Money: Oh how the cash has come for Alive Alive

Hamilton is the venue for two of today's FTM selections
Hamilton is the venue for two of today's FTM selections

The markets have been reviewed and today's three Follow The Money selections come from the meetings at Hamilton and Gowran Park...

Recommend Bets

Back Best Dress @ 6.411/2 14:20 Hamilton

Lay Yorkidding @ 2.01/1 15:50 Hamilton

Back Alive Alive Oh @ 8.88/1 15:55 Gowran Park


We start in the first race at Hamilton, the 14:20, a nursery over six furlongs where we've seen very good early support for the David Brown trained Best Dressed. Backed from a high of 12.66, he's currently trading 6.411/2. The gelding has being running in some very hot maidens this year and probably his best performance to date was on his debut when beaten nine lengths in third by one of Richard Hannon's hotpots Basateen, that was over today's trip and on good ground. First time in handicap company, off a feasible mark and over his optimum trip with ground surely to suit, we recommend backing Best Dressed at 6.411/2.

Our Negative runs in the 15:50, Yorkidding is drifting like a barge. Backed as low as 1.4740/85 it has eased to 2.01/1. A beautifully bred individual by Dalakhani he was a tad disappointing on his first run finishing a tame fourth, beaten four lengths. Considering Mark Johnston horses come on for their first run and the trainer's excellent record in this race (five wins in the last ten years), the drift doesn't really fill us with confidence so a lay is recommended.

We finish off at Gowran for our final back in arguably the best race of the day, the 15:55 Group 3. We have seen some interesting money for Alive Alive Oh 14.5 in to 8.88/1 . The Tommy Stack trained filly hasn't have had the best of seasons, however her last couple of runs have been more encouraging. Including an eye catching run behind Dermot Weld's Carla Bianca over course and distance back in August trying to give away 5lbs. She's up against another Dermot Weld well regarded sort today in the form of current market leader Brooch but the money suggest she will give a good account of herself and give the favourite a run for its money. She probably needs a bit more cut but we think there's a bit of value backing Alive Alive Oh at 8.88/1.


Recommend Bets

Back Best Dress @ 6.411/2 14:20 Hamilton
Lay Yorkidding @ 2.01/1 15:50 Hamilton
Back Alive Alive Oh @ 8.88/1 15:55 Gowran Park


Follow The Money 2014 P/L

Staked: 723pts
Returned: 748.29pts
P/L: + 25.29pts (before commission)

Based on prices at time of publication. Correct to the end of August.

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