Today's Follow the Money comes from this afternoon's meetings at Catterick and Lingfield...
First up is our lay of the day in the 14:00 6f Maiden Stakes at Catterick, in which Valko has drifted out from 1.84/5 to 2.26/5. Valko has Group 1 German-winning pedigree but this Charlie Appleby-trained, William Buick hopeful drops down to 6f for this outing and should come up against decent competition from Highly Strung.
Our first back bet of the day is Important Message in the 15:20 1m4f Maiden Stakes at Lingfield, a horse that has come in from 2.68/5 to 2.01/1. A 1m4f trip should suit better than the mile last time out at Bath and we expect this Saeed bin Suroor-stabled maiden to outpace its probable nearest rival Pure line in the final run in.
Our final selection is a back bet on Azilian in the 17:20 1m4f Handicap, also at Lingfield, who has come in from 6.05/1 to 4.47/2. Azilian is another that steps up in trip today and we expect the extra 2f will suit in what will be a competitive race with Strait of Magellan and Percy Veer in particular. Has a tendency to hang left but could still prove too good for this field.
Lay Valko @ 2.26/5 in the 14:00 at Catterick
Back Important Message @ 2.01/1 in the 15:20 at Lingfield
Back Azilian @ 4.47/2 in the 17:20 at Lingfield