Follow The Money: Well-backed Mac to provide lots of Fun at Newmarket

All three of today's Follow The Money selections come from the meeting at Newmarket
All three of today's Follow The Money selections come from the meeting at Newmarket

It's day one of Newmarket's Cambridgeshire meeting and it's at that venue where all three of today's Follow The Money selections take their chances...


Recommended Bets

- Place Lay Taj Mahal @ 1.855/6 in the 14:00 at Newmarket
- Back Fortune of War EW @ 13.5 in the 14:35 at Newmarket
- Back Fun Mac @ 5.04/1 in the 16:15 at Newmarket

We get underway with a place lay in the opening maiden at 14:00. The Aidan O'Brien-trained Taj Mahal looks a potential world beater on pedigree, as a son of Galileo out of a Group 2 winning mare, yet he has already let favourite backers down four times in his short career. He has an experience edge over his rivals here, but the level of form he has shown is no more than useful, and support is drying up for him in a potentially hot race. He has drifted from 4.3100/30 out to 5.59/2. Connections reach for the visor today, which is a little disconcerting, so a place lay at 1.855/6 is advised.

For the each-way fancy, we look to the competitive Nursery at 14:35, in which an outsider near the foot of the weights has been garnering market support. Fortune of War was well backed at 18.5 in early exchanges, but punters are still getting involved now he has shortened to 13.5. Although still a maiden after four starts, he has strong form, notably when second to the now 95 rated Majoris at Brighton in a race working out superbly. The step up to a mile looks sure to benefit on pedigree, whilst talented apprentice Charlie Bennett reduces his burden by five pounds.

Our back selection comes in the 16:15, an interesting 2 mile Listed contest. Ex-Uruguayan trained Sir Fever has done most of his winning at 6/7 furlongs and never run on turf, whilst favourite Seamour is proving tricky to get home in front this season. With risks attached to these runners, the steady support from 7.613/2 into 5.04/1 for Hughie Morrison's Fun Mac must be taken seriously. A thorough stayer who will handle almost any underfoot conditions, he was highly tried earlier in the year to no avail. However, he has steadily worked his way into form at a more realistic level, and won a well contested Conditions event authoritatively last time out to prove his wellbeing.


Recommended Bets

Place Lay Taj Mahal @ 1.855/6 in the 14:00 at Newmarket
Back Fortune of War EW @ 13.5 in the 14:35 at Newmarket
Back Fun Mac @ 5.04/1 in the 16:15 at Newmarket


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