Welcome to today's Follow The Money from the meetings at Haydock and Newbury...
Our first selection is our lay selection and it comes in the 14:30 6f Maiden at Newbury where Madhatten has been negative in the market, drifting from 3.1511/5 out to 6.05/1. This unraced two-year-old filly has been weak in the market this morning and although Richard Hannon has won this race in the past, there has been substantial market support for the more experienced Martyn Meade-trained Rios Cliffs. With this market drift in mind, Madhatten is our lay selection of the day.
We stay at Newbury for the 15:40 Rose Bowl Stakes over 6f for our next selection, where the William Haggas-trained Tasleet has been heavily supported from 4.77/2 in to 2.9215/8. In what appears to be an interesting line up for the six runner Listed Stakes, he could do no more than win last time out at Chepstow - however the form of his previous run (when fourth at York) has received a few boosts (both second and third winning next time out). It is likely that he has more to offer connections and it is interesting to note that Paul Hanagan, when teaming up with William Haggas, has 29% strike rate at Newbury.
Finally we are off to Haydock Park for our third selection of the afternoon in the 16:25 Handicap over 1m6f. The Roger Varian-trained Joseph Jefferson has been supported this morning 5.59/2 to 3.953/1. This lightly-raced three year old finished third on his all-weather debut at Kempton earlier this month and shaped like a stayer that day, and he is open to further progress now he's been stepped up to 1m 6f. Roger Varian has his string in fine form at the minute and has a 28% (28/101) strike rate at Haydock Park over the last five seasons. He is certainly capable of going close.
Lay Madhatten at 6.005/1 in the 14:30 at Newbury
Back Tasleet at 2.9215/8 in the 15:40 at Newbury
Back Joseph Jefferson at 3.953/1 in the 16:25 at Haydock Park