Follow The Money: Wishfull Thinking that this could win

Sandown is the venue for today's first bet

Two backs and one lay from our friends at Follow The Money, but who do they like and who are they advising us to oppose?

"We start the day at Sandown for the 14.35, where we’ve seen a drift in the market for Wishfull Thinking, from 3.613/5 out to 4.47/2."

Today's movers come from the meetings at Sandown and Ripon.

We start the day at Sandown for the 14.35, where we've seen a drift in the market for Wishfull Thinking, from 3.613/5 out to 4.47/2. Philip Hobbs' runner is returning to the track after a second at Aintree over two miles four furlongs. All of Wishful Thinking's winning form is between two miles three and two miles five furlongs, and this nine year old has generally struggled when campaigned at today's trip of two miles. The trip negative combined with his lack of experience on ground softer than good to soft over chase fences suggests he may struggle today.

Our first positive comes from the 15.30 at Ripon, where Montaff has seen support from 12.21 in to 7.613/2. Mick Channon's runner has been struggling in handicaps recently but is back competing in the race that he won last year. This six year old gelding is running off the same mark as last year and is under winning jockey Sam Hitchcott. The going is soft here today compared to good to firm last year, which should pose no problem as Montaff has previously won on heavy and been placed on soft. The market support combined with the almost identical preparation races as last year suggests he could be back in the winner's enclosure today.

In the 17.20 race at Sandown we have seen market support for Ancient Greece, moving from 9.33 in to 8.07/1. This gelding by Pivotal has shown a love for soft ground, winning two races, at Brighton and Chepstow, in the mud last September. With Jason Maguire up in this flat v jump jockey race, George Baker's charge should be fighting it out at the finish.


Recommended Bets

Lay Wishfull Thinking @ 4.47/2 Sandown 14.35
Back Montaff @ 7.613/2 Ripon 15.30
Back Ancient Greece @ 8.07/1 Sandown 17.20

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