Today's Follow The Money bets run at Yarmouth and Southwell.
"The 288 day absence may well be a positive for Soap Wars."
We start the day at Yarmouth in the 15:20 Fillies' Handicap over 1m, where Consider Yourself has drifted out to 4.67/2 from 3.39/4. The 5yo filly won last time out five days ago and is 4lb higher in the handicap today. She doesn't fit the profile of this race's usual winner, which has been a three-year-old at the head of the market for the last three years. Before landing her last race, Consider Yourself was on a long losing run and while her form has undoubtedly improved she will need to get better again to win today.
Over to Southwell in 16:10 Handicap Hurdle (Class 3) Amazing King has been backed in to 4.77/2 from 8.415/2. The 8yo gelding had a recent success at Musselburgh returning at 16-1 and also landed his last race at Southwell. A 7lb claimer is on board too, and that will help his chances. Changing the Guard is the likeliest rival in a competitive race, but there are enough positives to justify a wager on Amazing King.
Finally at Yarmouth in the 16:20 Handicap over 6f Soap Wars has been supported in to 4.67/2 from 6.05/1. The 7yo gelding appears to run well when fresh, winning at Windsor and Dundalk after a break, so the 288 day absence may well be a positive. Also, the 6f trip appears to suit as he has never won over 5f and the good to firm ground should suit as well.