The Lexus Chase is the feature race of the day and the Follow The Money team have a strong seletion for you to consider among their three afternoon recommendations...
We get started today with our lay selection, which runs in the 12:35 at Limerick where the Willie Mullins-trained Dicosimo has seen very little support, backed earlier at prices as low as 1.804/5. He has since drifted out to 2.68/5 and is continuing on this worrying trend. He has been pulled up in his last run over hurdles back in the spring. He is hoping to make a better start to his chasing career but comes up against stiff opposition in the form of former stablemate Stone Hard. He now represents Gordon Elliot's yard and will look to improve on a decent fourth at Punchestown last time out. Further denting his appeal, Dicosimo has also had some jumping issues in the past, he fell twice back in the spring in outings at Newbury and Cheltenham.
Our each-way selection today is Im Still Waiting and comes from the 14:35 Novice Hurdle at Leicester. The four-year old definitely looked a little green on his hurdles debut at Wincanton earlier this month but will be hoping for a vast improvement here today. Fergal O'Brien's yard have been in cracking form of late and this is reflected in the market, early backers managed to snap him up at the huge price of 70.069/1. He is currently still readily available at a price of 36.035/1 and given the mediocrity of those against him in the field today this still looks a big price. Paddy Brennan is booked for the ride and he will be hoping to continue the great strike rate he has had with O'Brien in recent months.
Finally, our back selection today comes from the Lexus Chase in Punchestown. Preference is for the Willie Mullins-trained Djakadam, who has been well supported in the market. Early offers of 3.55/2 have long gone and now he trades around the 2.767/4 mark. He gave a good account of himself when winning the John Durkan in Punchestown earlier this and the horse's class speaks for itself in that he is a dual Gold Cup runner-up. Ruby Walsh is of course on board, and will be disappointed if he doesn't continue his rich vein of form by taking this one today.
Lay Dicosimo @ 2.68/5 in the 12:35 Limerick
Back Im Still Waiting each-way @ 36.035/1 in the 14:35 Leicester
Back Djakadam @ 2.767/4 in the 15:00 Leopardstown
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