It's day two of the Hennessy Gold Cup meeting at Newbury and the Follow The Money team have three selections for you to consider...
We start with our first positive of the day in the 14:05 Grade two Novice Chase. Maximiser is trading at 4.216/5 having started at an initial price of 5.59/2. This Simon West trained gelding made an impressive chase debut in coming second on heavy ground at Carlisle earlier this month. Having also showed plenty of promise as a hurdler last season with two wins out of two he looks an exciting prospect. Today's soft going will be to his liking and with more rain forecast for the area this afternoon we are feeling good about his chances.
Next up we have our each way selection in 14:40 Handicap Chase. Little Jon has been encouragingly backed in all morning and is now trading at 9.28/1 from an initial price of 12.5. This seven-year-old from the Nigel Twiston-Davies yard looked a useful sort when collecting two wins in novice chases last year. He definitely seems like he has more to offer and is another horse who will enjoy todays soft ground, therefore we think he is certainly worth an each way bet in this open field. He was also put up by our in-form tipster Tony Calvin yesterday afternoon at much bigger odds.
Finally we have our lay of the day in the 15:45 Maiden Hurdle. Here we are going to oppose Wait For Me who has drifted out to 2.021/1 from 1.9110/11. This five-year-old gelding is making his hurdles debut today after showing lots of ability in bumpers, but we feel there are enough reasons to oppose him here. Looking through the field, the Nicky Henderson trained Buveur D'Air looks to be the stiffest competition as he also showed very strong bumper form. Also the unbeaten Bun Doran's chances should not be ignored, so all in all we are recommending a lay.
Back Maximiser at 4.216/5 in the 14:05 at Newbury
Back Little Jon - Each Way at 9.28/1 in the 14:40 at Newbury
Lay Wait For Me at 2.021/1 in the 15:45 at Newbury
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Follow The Money October P/L
Staked 93.0 pts
Returned 126.78 pts
P/L + 33.78 pts
For October, calculated before commission, based on prices at time of publication