Follow The Money: Southwell survives the weather

Southwell is the only meeting to survive today's unseasonal weather

Today's Follow The Money movers come from the day's only surviving GB or Irish card; Southwell...

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Back Royal Skies @ 1.9420/21 13:25 Southwell
Back Linroyale Boy @ 3.39/4 14:00 Southwell
Lay Maggie Pink @ 3.02/1 16:50 Southwell

We start in today's first race, the three runner 13:25 1m4f Handicap, where the Mark Johnston trained Royal Skies has seen some decent money. A high of 2.35/4 earlier he is now around the 1.9420/21 mark. The move has taken £70k of the £112k matched (11.20am). It's the colts debut this season and first time on fibresand but Johnston's runners do very well at Southwell. Related to some good middle distance winners the money suggests that the step up in trip will be suited. On the face of it he'll only have one other to beat, Edwyn Ralph, but he's moved in the opposite direction suggesting the switch from Lingfield's Polytrack might see his decent run end. 

Next up, in the 14:00 1m4f Handicap we see our second back, Linroyale Boy. Initially trading at around 4.216/5 the Alan Swinbank runner is now down to 3.39/4. Last time out he was beaten by a long way but that was over two furlong longer and he should be suited stepping back to a trip where he finished second recently to an in-form handicapper. There are a few with chances but Robert Winston's mount is the only one to see steady early support so gets our nod. 

Finally we move on to the last race of the day for today's lay. Michael Appleby's Maggie Pink has drifted steadily from 2.226/5 out to 3.02/1 in the 16:50 1m Handicap. She won at Wolverhampton on Tuesday but sees a 6lb penalty back up in trip on an unproven surface and as such there are others, with course and distance previous, who take preference. 

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Back Royal Skies @ 1.9420/21 13:25 Southwell
Back Linroyale Boy @ 3.39/4 14:00 Southwell
Lay Maggie Pink @ 3.02/1 16:50 Southwell

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