The markets have been reviewed, and today's three Follow The Money selections come from the meetings at Fontwell, Wetherby, and Lingfield...
We start with a back in the 14:10 Fontwell. Alteranthela was out of form when last seen but if the market is to be believed he will return to his best here after a 187 day break.
Strong support from 3.814/5 in to 2.942/1 suggests he is ready to go and he has gone well fresh in recent seasons, finishing second in this race last season off a 6lb higher mark. He has a good record at the course and underfoot conditions are also in his favour, winning over course and distance on Heavy ground last December. His small stable had a first and second at Lingfield yesterday and therefore everything is in place for him to perform to his best and that should be good enough in this field.
Our lay comes at Wetherby in the 14:25. Brian Ellison's Hurdlers have been in great form recently and it's therefore significant to see his representative, Top Of The Glas drifting in the market.
Having traded at 1.774/5 in the early exchanges he's all the way out to 2.47/5. He was a good second behind exciting flat recruit, Chatez, on his debut but that came on good to soft and the pick of his flat form was on better going than today's. With doubts about the suitability of the ground, strong support for the Noel Quinlan trained Notnowsam and the bang in for John Quinn represented by Final Countdown we have enough reasons to make Top Of The Glas our lay of the day.
The Jim Best yard know how to land and punt and the move for Planetoid in the 15:40 at Lingfield should be noted. The early risers snapped up the 9.617/2 and now he trades at 5.85/1. This horse has a patchy record on the flat but has won on the all-weather and the handicapper has loosened his grip, dropping him 9lb in his last six starts. The selection has been in good form over hurdles and steps back up to a suitable trip with first time blinkers applied and drops two grades to Class six company.
Back Alteranthela @ 2.942/1 in the 14:10 Fontwell
Lay Top Of The Glas @ 2.47/5 in the 14:25 Wetherby
Back Planetoid @ 5.85/1 in the 15:40 Lingfield
Follow The Money 2014 P/L
P/L: + 33.34pts (before commission)
Correct up until the end of October, based on prices at time of publication