Today`s Follow The Money comes from the Tuesday afternoon meetings at Hexham and Southwell...
We start off with our negative selection of the day at Hexham in the 14:00 2m Novice Hurdle where Kid Valentine has been a drifter this morning, from 2.747/4 out to 3.02/1. Trained By Michael Smith, this gelding showed some promise on his first race under rules at Wetherby when finishing fourth in a class four hurdle but ended up getting outpaced from three out and finishing ten lengths behind the eventual winner. A significant drop in trip today also raises concerns as it looks like they are still looking for his preferred trip and, with lots of competition today including the well backed Veinard, we are happy to be taking on Kid Valentine.
Over to Southwell now for our back bet in the 15:30 2m4f Novice Hurdle where Present View has been backed in from 3.8514/5 into 3.185/40. This former Cheltenham festival winner runs at Southwell for the first time today and after a 136-day break. Jamie Snowdon has decided to run him over hurdles today and, if he can replicate his positive chase form, he should have no problems running this field into the ground.
Back to Hexham for our Each Way Selection in the 15:40 2m4f where Manballandall has been very well backed, from 16.015/1 into 8.415/2. A dual winner over hurdles, at Newbury and Hexham, he has had a long line of fourth places of late but dropped now to his lowest ever mark of 109, there will be no excuses today to grab a decent place or hopefully the win.
Lay Kid Valentine @ 3.02/1 in the 14:00 at Hexham
Back Present View @ 3.185/40 in the 15:30 at Southwell
Back Manballandall Each Way @ 8.415/2 in the 15:40 at Hexham
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Follow The Money P/L, February
Staked: 87 pts
Returned: 91.7 pts
P/L: + 4.7 pts
For February, calculated before commission, based on prices at time of publication