Follow The Money comes from both sides of the Irish Sea today with Southwell and Down Royal the venues for our selections...
Our lay of the day comes in the form of the Venetia Williams-trained Un Prophete who runs in the 2m handicap chase at Southwell which goes to post at 13:30. Un Prophete is being turned out quickly under a penalty after winning a similar event at Ludlow last week, admittedly a race which fell apart with some of the main market principals failing to get around. Giving weight all around in what looks a competitive race we're hoping our selection might be vulnerable to one or two improvers in the field lurking down the weights. For this reason we recommend laying Charlie Deutsch's mount at its current price of 2.26/5 having drifted out from 1.9620/21 early doors.
Southwell is again the venue for our back bet of the day with all eyes fixed on the 2m4f Handicap due off at 15:40. Phillip Kirby's mare Lady Buttons was a hugely impressive winner at Newcastle last time out when barely coming off the bridle to dismiss her rivals by a comfortable seven lengths. A dual bumper winner in 2014 it is clear that Kirby's charge has had her fair share of problems in recent years, however she looked in rude health last time out and at still only seven years old we're hopeful she's still open to improvement. Off a mark of 118 today we feel she's more than capable on following up on her Newcastle romp and recommend backing her to do just that at current odds of 2.77/4.
Finally we're across the Irish Sea to Down Royal in search of our each way play of the day. Benny in Milan is the horse in question here running in the 2m4f handicap hurdle at 15:55. Brave in defeat in his last two outings at Ayr and Doncaster a switch to handicap company in a bigger field is likely to bring improvement. Peter Fahey has decided to drop the head gear today, and with the yielding ground at the Northern Irish venue unlikely to be an issue we're hopeful Roger Loughran's mount can make the frame once again today and recommend taking the 11.010/1 currently available.
Lay Un Prophete @ 2.26/5 in the 13:30 at Southwell
Back Lady Buttons @ 2.77/4 in the 15:40 at Southwell
Back each-way Benny In Milan @ 11.010/1 in the 15:55 at Down Royal
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