Follow The Money: Fingers crossed for some Magic at Newcastle

We're off to Newcastle for today's each-way selection
We're off to Newcastle for today's each-way selection

Today's Follow The Money selections come from all three afternoon meetings, with back wagers recommended at Newcastle and Ayr, and the lay bet running at Fontwell...


Recommended Bets

- Back each-way Holiday Magic in the 16:10 Newcastle @ 7.06/1
- Lay Casper King in the 15:30 Fontwell @ 2.166/5
- Back Rivabodiva in the 14:20 Ayr @ 3.3512/5

Ayr is where we kick off proceedings today in the 2m4f Handicap Hurdle going to post at 14:20. Rivabodiva ran an eye-catching race at this course a fortnight ago when travelling well throughout and only fading close home finishing a four length second to a well backed favourite on the day. The winner that day was getting 24lbs from Rivabodiva and with our selection due to come on for that run he should have solid claims of getting his head in front today. Alexander Thorne is jocked up and claims a valuable 8lbs and with the soft ground likely to play to his mount's strengths we recommend backing him at his current price of 3.3512/5 having been clipped in from 4.3100/30 early doors.

Fontwell is the venue for our lay of the day which comes in the 2m1f Novice Hurdle due to post at 15:30. Casper King is a horse who has been hitting the cross bar of late and finally got off the mark at Exeter last month when beating a modest field rather comfortably. The form of that run looks extremely ordinary and under a penalty today he may be vulnerable to one or two improvers in what looks a much more competitive heat. There has been little or no market support for Richard Johnson's mount and we recommend laying him at his current trading price of 2.186/5 having drifted out from a low of 1.654/6 this morning.

Finally we head to Newcastle for some all-weather action for our each-way play of the day which comes in the 7f Handicap going to post at 16:10. Holiday Magic rattled off a hat-trick of victories around the turn of the year and almost hit the frame again when bidding for a four-timer, just coming up short. He was unsuited by the slow pace last time and has only gone up 2lbs for that effort. With a strong pace likely today we are backing Mick Easterby's charge to get back to winning ways and recommend taking the 7.06/1 which is currently still on offer.


Recommended Bets

Back each-way Holiday Magic in the 16:10 Newcastle @ 7.06/1
Lay Casper King in the 15:30 Fontwell @ 2.166/5
Back Rivabodiva in the 14:20 Ayr @ 3.3512/5


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