Follow The Money: Scholastica could be taught a lesson at Uttoxeter

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Today's three Follow The Money selections come from the meetings at Newbury and Uttoxeter.

"Peckhamecho seems to handle most conditions and the money down suggests a big run could be on the cards."

Back Peckhamecho @ 7.613/2 Newbury 15:15

We get under way with the opening 12:25 race at Newbury, a 2m Novices' Hurdle in which there has been decent support for Meganisi who has shortened into 3.45 from 4.57/2. An interesting looking race in which dual Cesarewitch winner Aaim To Prosper makes his debut over obstacles but, although respected, at 8yo he's leaving it a bit late in his career. Meganisi has arguably the best form on offer and will appreciate today's drop in class having been well beaten in a Grade 3 Handicap last time out. He was placed at Listed level on the flat and today's going should hold no fears having won on heavy at Wincanton back in May. If repeating that effort he should go close today.

Next up is the day's negative which can be found in the opening 12:45 race at Uttoxeter in the shape of Scholastica who has eased out to 2.35/4 having been as short as 1.784/5. Both market and form suggests this a two-horse race with the selection and My Flora the main protagonists. The selection showed up well for a long way on her hurdles debut only fading in to third near the finish and she should progress from that. She seemed okay on the soft ground that day but a look at her bumper form would suggest better ground would suit better. The same could probably be said of My Flora too, but she was a prolific winner in points where she handled heavy ground well and was placed in the Foxhunters at Cheltenham. In short, Scholastica may find herself outclassed again.

Our final selection comes at Newbury and in the Listed Intermediate Hurdle at 15:15 there has been good money for Peckhamecho who has come in from 15.014/1 to 7.613/2. The selection returns to hurdling today having had an indifferent time over fences despite winning on debut. The return to smaller obstacles could be a positive move having shown progressive form when last seen in that sphere, including finishing second in a Grade 2 at Ascot last December. He seems to handle most conditions and the money down suggests a big run could be on the cards.

Recommended Bets
Back Meganisi @ 3.45 Newbury 12:25  
Lay Scholastica @ 2.35/4 Uttoxeter 12:45  
Back Peckhamecho @ 7.613/2 Newbury 15:15

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