Follow The Money: Shell being backed to keep rivals at Bay

Richard Hannon trains today's well-fancied runner Shell Bay
Richard Hannon trains today's well-fancied runner Shell Bay

The Follow The Money team have studied the early markets to find out where the cash has been going, and today's three selections come from the meetings at Goodwood and Thirsk...

Recommended Bets

Back Magic City @ 16.5 in the 15:10 at Goodwood

Lay Mr Cool Cash @ 4.67/2 in the 14:55 at Thirsk

Back Shell Bay @ 13.012/1 in the 17:30 at Goodwood

Our first back selection of the day comes from Goodwood in the 15:10 1m The Golden Mile Handicap where Magic City has seen some very positive market movement this morning, his price is now at 16.5 from a previous 25.024/1.

His record at Goodwood no doubt shows that he's very well suited by the course having won three times here in the past and posting cracking effort when a close third in this race last year. He's 5lb higher this time but shaped well on his latest start in Dubai in February. With the break and good apprentice jockey booking of Tom Marquand, who takes off the 5lb, the market suggests a bold bid.

The lay selection comes in the 14:55 Thirsk 1m Handicap where Mr Cool Cash has been negative in the market, drifting from 3.613/5 out to 4.77/2.

The three-year-old has been weak in the market overnight and continued this morning with the substantial market support for the Michael Dods runner Cadeaux. Having won well at Ayr since joining Richard Guest he then failed to win when at short odds last time out. Still carrying a penalty for his recent success he might just find this too much up in weight in slightly higher opposition. There could be further progress but with the market drift this is our lay for today.

Our final selection is another from Goodwood. It comes in the 17:30 1m3f Handicap where Shell Bay has been strongly backed this morning, from 17.5 in to 13.012/1.

The Richard Hannon-trained three-year-old colt was given an enterprising ride when opening his account in a 1m Newbury handicap last month. He Just failed in his follow-up bid over 1¼m at Windsor by a nose. Now going off again on the same mark of 74, with the help of Tom Marquand and his claim the market support is justified.


Recommended Bets

Back Magic City @ 16.5 in the 15:10 at Goodwood
Lay Mr Cool Cash @ 4.67/2 in the 14:55 at Thirsk
Back Shell Bay @ 13.012/1 in the 17:30 at Goodwood


Follow The Money 2015 P/L

Staked: 534 pts
Returned: 560.26 pts
P/L: + 26.26 pts

Based on prices at time of publication, calculated before commission. Correct to end of June.

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