Today's Follow The Money comes from the meetings at Lingfield and Southwell.
The switch to fibresand shouldn’t be a problem for Polski Max. He has winning form on the surface in his pedigree.
At Lingfield, there's been significant looking support for the unraced Clowance Estate in the Maiden Stakes at 14:30. He's trading at 5.14/1 having been 10.09/1 early on. This three-year-old gelding cost 115,000 guineas as a yearling and is related to several winners, with his pedigree indicating he should get the 1m3f trip. Trainer Roger Charlton is in great form with six winners from his last 16 runners, including a similarly unraced three-year-old that triumphed at Newbury on Saturday. With jockey James Doyle riding well - a strike rate of 22% in recent weeks - the indicators point to a big debut run.
We move to Southwell for our next selection where Polski Max continues to be backed in the 6f Maiden Stakes at 15:20, now 2.01/1 from 2.89/5. This two-year-old is bred to be a sprinter, being out of Kyllachy, and he's been placed over the minimum trip on both starts to date, running as if a step up to today's distance of 6f should suit. The switch to fibresand shouldn't be a problem as he has winning form on the surface in his pedigree. He's been favourite on his two turf runs so he's expected to enter the winners' enclosure sooner rather than later. Punters' faith can be rewarded at the third time of asking.
We stay at the Nottinghamshire venue for the day's negative. Lindoro has proved easy to back all morning in the 6f handicap at 17:20, now out to 2.35/4 from 1.8810/11. The seven-year-old's form was rather uninspiring until he switched to the Brian Ellison yard, where he landed the spoils on his first two starts for the trainer. He's after the hat-trick today but he's up 9lb for his latest victory, although 3lb is negated by Amy Ryan's claim. With most of his winning form being over 7f, it doesn't bode well that he's dropped in trip today. The drift suggests his winning run might come to an end.