Follow The Money: Saturday, December 22

The Mongoose is on the drift at Wolverhampton

Today's movers come from the meetings at Haydock, Lingfield and Wolverhampton...

Recommended Bets

Back Bakbenscher @ 6.86/1 Haydock 13.45
Back Anaconda @ 2.447/5 Lingfield 13.55
Lay The Mongoose @ 2.8615/8 Wolverhampton 15.15


Our first positive of the day is found in the 13.45 at Haydock, where Bakbenscher has been backed from 11.010/1 in to 6.86/1. This 9-year-old is having his third start after returning from a long absence and connections are choosing to stick with hurdles in the hope for an 8th career win. Alan King's runner received support on his last start when running well for most of the race but tiring near the end. This was over 3m 1f and in his previous start over 2m 4f he showed much more promise. Bakbenscher's last three wins have been on heavy going, so he should relish today's conditions. With the drop back to 2m 4f and a lower handicap mark supporters could be cashing in today.

Heading to Lingfield for our second positive, we find strong support in the 13.55 for Anaconda in to 2.447/5 from 4.91. Tom Dascombe's runner is returning from 269 days off, having recorded his first success at today's course over 7 furlongs in decisive fashion. By far the least exposed in the field, the step up to 1 mile could work in this 3-year-old colt's favour, and with the trainer getting a double at this track yesterday, it's clear to see why the money is coming today.

We end with our negative in the 15.15 at Wolverhampton, where they has been a steady drift for The Mongoose out to 2.8615/8 from 2.255/4. This 4-year-old by Montjeu lost his maiden tag over 7 furlongs at this track a week ago today, after 13 attempts. However, today's race looks tougher, and with the rise in his handicap mark plus the extra two furlongs, David Evans runner may find his second win out of reach today.


Recommended Bets

Back Bakbenscher @ 6.86/1 Haydock 13.45
Back Anaconda @ 2.447/5 Lingfield 13.55
Lay The Mongoose @ 2.8615/8 Wolverhampton 15.15


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