Follow The Money: Take the Hint and make a Mint at Taunton

Two of today's Follow The Money selections come from the meeting at Kempton
Two of today's Follow The Money selections come from the meeting at Kempton

The markets have been reviewed and today's three Follow The Money selections come from the meetings at Taunton and Kempton...


Recommended Bets

- Back Normal Equilibrium each-way @ 6.86/1 in the 14:40 Kempton
- Back Hint Of Mint @ 2.26/5 in the 14:50 Taunton
- Lay Precious Ramotswe @ 2.186/5 in the 15:40 Kempton

We start today with our each-way selection from the 14:40 at Kempton. Normal Equilibrium is expected to give a good account of himself in this 5f sprint. Having been readily available earlier at 9.08/1 the Robert Cowell-trained six-year-old is now trading at 6.86/1. Having run off a mark of 100 last year, the mark of 82 today seems very generous for a horse of this quality. He won back in March in Epsom when off a 7lb higher mark and this will be the first time since 2012 that he has dropped to a race graded as lowly as this one. Pat Cosgrave is aboard today and will be expecting to steer this one into contention for a place at least.

We are quickly followed by our back selection from the 14:50 at Taunton, a 2m Handicap Hurdle. Preference is for the Harry Fry-trained Hint of Mint, who has been well supported in the market. Early offers of 2.727/4 have long gone and he now trades around the 2.26/5 mark. He was impressive enough when only beaten by a head over 2m3f here at Taunton 12days ago. He has had two wins from his four starts here and given his improving displays recently he is expected to go all the way here today. Harry Fry clearly thinks highly of this seven-year-old, as he deemed him good enough to enter in a Listed handicap in Ascot last year.

Finally, our lay selection runs in the 15:40 maiden stakes at Kempton, where the John Gosden-trained Precious Ramotswe has seen very little support. Backed earlier at prices as low as 1.865/6, he has since drifted out to 2.186/5 and is continuing on this worrying trend. This newcomer has a strong pedigree, being related to five different winners. However, with so many unknowns around he seems very short for his debut in this field. There are several other notable mentions, the main challenge coming from fellow debutant Night Poetry, who is the €230,000 daughter of Sea The Stars. Tellingly there has been support for many of the favourite's rivals today and we feel this is enough evidence to take him on.


Recommended Bets

Back Normal Equilibrium each-way @ 6.86/1 in the 14:40 Kempton
Back Hint Of Mint @ 2.26/5 in the 14:50 Taunton
Lay Precious Ramotswe @ 2.186/5 in the 15:40 Kempton


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