The markets have been reviewed and today's three Follow The Money selections come from the meetings at Lingfield and Chepstow...
Starting at Chepstow's big meeting where Kentucky Hyden has been worryingly weak in the betting for the 2m Grade 1 Juvenile Hurdle at 14:00, having gone out from 2.6613/8 to 3.259/4. Nicky Henderson's French recruit can boast some smart form in his homeland and has proven himself in very testing conditions which he will get today. However he didn't have to beat much on his British debut at Sandown and then came unstuck at Cheltenham when out-battled up the hill by a 33/1 outsider. This race may be more to his liking but it's a competitive little heat for a good prize and a case can be made for all bar one of the runners. The Paul Nicholls horse has been well supported so the selection looks an uneasy favourite and may be best avoided at the prices.
Moving on to Lingfield's 14:45 now in which Agerzam has been strongly supported into 2.6613/8 from 3.711/4 for the 6f Handicap at 14:45. A gelding operation has seemed to revitalise Roger Varian's 3 year-old who put some indifferent performances behind him with a near miss over today's course and distance at the start of this month. That day he found plenty in the closing stages, just failing to catch the winner by a head and with only a 2lb rise to contend with plus a handy draw there is no reason to think he can't make amends by going one better today.
Staying at Lingfield for their closing 15:20 7f Handicap, Pucker Up has been backed dramatically into 5.69/2 from an earlier 10.26. David Brown's unexposed filly makes her handicap debut after three maiden runs during the autumn and there was promise shown in the last start at Kempton when making up a lot of ground to take 2nd. At such an early stage in her career it's difficult to be too sure about her ability but the weight of money suggests an official mark of 64 could be very exploitable and this three-year-old has considerably more potential for improvement than many in this field.