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All three of Follow The Money's selections come from Leopardstown this afternoon
All three of Follow The Money's selections come from Leopardstown this afternoon

With both Fontwell and Hereford having fallen victim to the weather, today's Follow The Money comes from the one remaining card the other side of the Irish Sea in Leopardstown...

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Back Jelan @ 5.69/2 in the 13:10 at Leopardstown
Back Golden Spear @ 7.613/2 in the 15:10 at Leopardstown
Lay Imperial Way @ 1.75/7 in the 16:10 at Leopardstown

We begin in the opener at 13:10 with our win selection, Jelan representing in-form Jessica Harrington stable. This well related daughter of Milan has been well supported from an earlier price of 8.615/2 and is now trading at 5.69/2. Having shown plenty of promise in bumpers she was sixth on her hurdles debut over C&D at Christmas. With expected improvement in what could be perceived a slightly weaker race, this 5-year-old can open her hurdles account here.

Our each-way selection comes from the feature 23-runner handicap hurdle which goes to post at 15:10. Tony Martin as so often is the case in these big handicaps has multiple runners, but Golden Spear is currently available to back at 7.613/2 having previously been as big as 11.521/2. While he may have performed slightly below par on his last run at Ascot when well fancied, he stayed on to claim fourth in a race won by many people's dark horse for the Champion Hurdle. Still well handicapped off a mark of 124 there is no reason why he should not be bang there at the finish.

Our final pick comes in the finale due off at 16:10. No representative from Closutton usually means no strong favourite in Irish bumpers and this is again the case in what looks an open contest, however our recommendation is to lay the Gigginstown 5-year-old Imperial Way for a place at 1.75/7. Having showed some bit of promise on debut it was subsequently well beaten on its next two starts, the most recent of those over hurdles. While its connections would have to be respected, the winners coming from Joseph O'Briens yard have began to dry up in recent weeks and in a field full of 'could be anythings' we are confident this Getaway gelding will find a few too good.

Recommended Bets

Back Jelan @ 5.69/2 in the 13:10 at Leopardstown
Back Golden Spear @ 7.613/2 in the 15:10 at Leopardstown
Lay Imperial Way @ 1.75/7 in the 16:10 at Leopardstown


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Follow The Money P/L - December

Staked: 90pts
Returned: 77pts
P/L: -13pts

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