Today's Follow The Money comes from the meetings at Fontwell and Southwell...
We get underway today with our lay selection, which comes from the 15:00 2m3f Grade 2 Hurdle at Fontwell. The Nicky Henderson-trained Different Gravey has seen little support this morning with his price drifting from 2.6413/8 out to 3.211/5. He was disappointing in his second race over the bigger obstacles back in December when fifth of six at Cheltenham. He is back over hurdles here today and will be hoping to recreate some of his former glory but he comes up against some decent opposition in today's feature race at Fontwell, and will likely struggle to justify his mark of 160. We recommend taking on this favourite with a lay bet at odds of 3.211/5.
We stay at Fontwell for our back selection, which comes in the 2m5f Handicap Hurdle at 16:30. Our preference is for the Richard Newland-trained Greyed A. There has been a significant move in the market for this six year-old with his early price of 4.94/1 being snapped up by some shrewd punters. His price now sits at 3.259/4 but we still feel that this is value. There seemed to be something amiss with this grey last time out in Ludlow a month ago, it's possible the step up in trip may have been a legitimate excuse. He is back down in trip today and connections will be hoping that this, combined with first-time cheekpieces could prove the crucial difference here. Sam Twiston-Davies is back on board today also, which further enhances his chances of getting home first here today.
We finish today's selections with our each-way punt of the day. We head to Southwell for the 3m Handicap Hurdle at 16:40. Our preference being for the Caroline Fryer-trained Riddlestown. The ten-year old has won four hurdle races and four chases and will be hoping to recreate some of his winning from last year here today. He ran a respectable fifth of 15 in his latest outing, which was here a month ago. There is definitely a case of 'horses for courses' to be made here, with Riddlestown having four wins and a couple of second place finishes here at Southwell. His early price of 15.014/1 is gone but we feel that there is a strong case for each-way value at his current price of 8.615/2. If he can get back to some of his previous form he should stand a good chance of taking this one, and at least a place is expected.
Lay Different Gravey @ 3.211/5 in the 15:00 at Fontwell
Back Greyed A @ 3.259/4 in the 16:30 at Fontwell
Back Riddlestown each-way @ 8.615/2 in the 16:40 Southwell
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