This afternoon's Follow The Money brings bets from the meetings at Lingfield and Leicester.
" Auric Goldfinger broke his maiden at the course less than three weeks ago, when a convincing winner from a mark of 56. His subsequent 8lb ratings rise looks perfectly fair, and he will once again be assisted by in-form apprentice Hollie Doyle."
We kick off with a back recommendation in the opener at Lingfield (13:45), with Auric Goldfinger a strong mover from 5.204/1 into 3.2011/5. He broke his maiden at the course less than three weeks ago, when a convincing winner from a mark of 56. His subsequent 8lb ratings rise looks perfectly fair, and he will once again be assisted by in-form apprentice Hollie Doyle. She has already ridden ten winners since the turn of the year, proving great value for her 5lb allowance, and needs one more winner to dispense with that burden and reduce her claim to 3lb. This could be punters' final chance to take advantage.
In the 15:10 at Leicester a place lay is recommended on significant drifter Mad Jack Mytton. Backed for reasonable money at 3.7511/4 earlier in the morning, he has since moved out to 5.85/1 in the win market. Although he has made a good start to his chasing career, he is probably more effective on good ground as opposed to the soft he will encounter this afternoon, and he has been beaten many times from around today's mark over hurdles. Furthermore, his trainer Jonjo O'Neill is enduring a difficult winter, with his strike rate at its lowest level for 20 years. The selection can be layed at 2.982/1 in the place market.
We return to Lingfield for our each-way pick, namely Taverner in the 16:30. Although he is a horse that wins less often than he probably ought to, his long losing run has seen his mark drop from a peak of 71 to 56 this afternoon. He is the only runner to make the journey from trainer David Griffith's Yorkshire base today, and a market move from 12.011/1 into 9.6017/2 indicates that the he is not travelling purely for social purposes.
Back Auric Goldfinger @ 3.2011/5 in the 13:45 at Lingfield
Lay Mad Jack Mytton for a PLACE @ 2.915/8 in the 15:10 at Leicester
Back Taverner each-way @ 9.617/2 in the 16:30 at Lingfield
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