Follow The Money comes from the afternoon meetings at Cheltenham, and Newmarket, where the Craven meeting is in full swing...
We'll start with our lay of the day, in the 14:40 at Cheltenham, where Starchitect has continued to show a lack of star quality in recent runs. Having been heavily backed before the off at Aintree a couple of weeks ago, he failed to shine and was very one-paced at the finish. With recent efforts not quite up to scratch, we're opposing David Pipe's runner this afternoon, and recommend a place lay at the current drifting price of 2.111/10. The lack of support in the market is worrying and this is a very competitive race with plenty of opposition likely to be up for getting into the places.
We then find the win selection at Cheltenham in the 15:15 2m4f Handicap Hurdle. Divine Spear has been well backed and is currently trading at 3.39/4. Nicky Henderson's gelding has been running quite consistently this season and was a good third at the track back in January and he looks to progress even further today. In a very open race, we've taken note of the market support as a guide and we're happy to make this the win selection for this afternoon.
The each-way of the day comes from the 15:35 at Newmarket, where Daban has seen some support to land the Nell Gwyn Stakes for John Gosden. This filly is currently trading at around the 11.010/1 mark after being much higher early doors. She shaped up well to win her maiden first time out back in November on the all-weather at Kempton and connections will be hopeful that she continues to progress after a break. She is a very interesting runner and the support is noteworthy and with Frankie steering her today, we reckon she could be in the mix come the finish.
Lay Starchitect to place @ 2.111/10 in the 14:40 at Cheltenham
Back Divine Spear @ 3.39/4 in the 15:15 at Cheltenham
Back Daban EW @ 11.010/1 in the 15:35 at Newmarket
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