Today's Follow The Money comes from both the afternoon at Ffos Las and Musselburgh...
With only two meetings this afternoon drifters have been few and far between, however Time Warp has been weak in the 14:00 at Ffos Las, a maiden over 7f. Traded as low as 2.17, Sir Mark Prescott's colt is currently available to back at the longer price of 2.3611/8. With his main market rival Jimenez a non-runner we would have expected Time Warp to be a lot stronger in the betting; he brings the best form into the race and has a 2016 Derby entry so he's obviously highly thought of at home. This is his first run on turf so that may be a concern and second in the betting Miss Pimpernel receiving 5lbs may give him something to think about. A tentative lay has to be the call here.
We switch our attention to Musselburgh with our first positive. Mambo Fever has been attracting some heavy support in the 15:15. Backed as high as 2.6313/8 earlier, David Griffiths filly is now trading in at 2.427/5. She was only beaten two lengths by Advance at Redcar in June and that horse won at Ayr yesterday. But the pick of her form was her last run where she was beaten a length by the in-form Invoke (a horse that's now rated 80). She was a bit unlucky that day, trapped in a pocket at the business end of the race and had to switch, then hung into the winner a tad when staying on strongly. A 1lb rise for that run shouldn't be an issue and this is only her fifth start of her career, so this is a horse that's still relatively unexposed.
We switch our attention back to Ffos Las for our final selection. Charlie Hills saddles Pharmaceutical in the 15:30, a handicap over seven furlongs and this selection has been a popular choice for punters. Backed in from 2.982/1, the gelding is currently trading 2.747/4. At time of writing, the race has traded £13,000 and nearly £11,000 of that has been traded on this horse, a large market share considering it looks like a competitive race on paper. He has been knocking on the door on hiss last two runs - unlucky at Haydock when third of seven, only beaten one and a quarter lengths last month by Light And Shade after not getting a clear run, and narrowly between at Epsom at the start of the month. But arguably his best form was at Kempton at the start of June, where he was beaten under five lengths by Ed Vaughan Bartel which wasn't beaten far in the Britannia Stakes at Royal Ascot and is now rated 105. With that in mind a mark of 77 looks workable and we expect Pharmaceutical to go close here.
Lay Time Warp @ 2.3611/8 in the 14:00 at Ffos Las
Back Mambo Fever @ 2.427/5 in the 15:15 at Musselburgh
Back Pharmaceutical @ 2.747/4 in the 15:30 at Ffos Las