Follow The Money: A Wise bet at Market Rasen

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Today's Follow The Money movers come from the meetings at Wincanton and Market Rasen.

"The seven-year-old made his chase debut at Ludlow last time out when his jumping was best described as adequate."

Lay Mac Le Couteau @ 3.39/4 in the 15:05 at Market Rasen

We start in the 14:50 2m4f Handicap Hurdle at Wincanton where there has been a positive move in the market for Warren Greatrex's Knight Bachelor, supported in from 3.9 into 2.56/4. On the back of the trainer's break-through success at Cheltenham with Cole Harden his horses have been running well with a winner and two seconds yesterday from four runners. Knight Bachelor was reported to have had breathing problems last time out at Catterick and having been off for 80 days I wonder if connections have remedied this, as they did with Cole Harden. If he could return to his bumper winning form then this race, and his handicap mark, would be no problem to him and the market is expecting a big run.

There has been a morning market drift in Market Rasen's 15:05 Handicap Chase over 3m1f for Evan Williams' Mac Le Couteau, out from 2.77/4 to 3.39/4. The seven-year-old made his chase debut at Ludlow last time out when his jumping was best described as adequate, so this experience could be needed to get it all together over the bigger fences. That run came 118 days ago - maybe he has had some niggling problems or maybe connections have been waiting for the better spring ground - but the market opposition suggests that he will be in need of this run for the return of the Mac. On the Timeform adjusted ratings he needs to find a couple of pounds on Leney Cottage so our recommendation is to lay Mac Le Couteau.

We finish with a positive move for the Market Rasen-course specialist Mister Wiseman in the 16:10 2m4f Handicap Chase, backed in from 8.88/1 into 6.25/1. The 13-year-old grey has won five times at the Lincolnshire course in 13 attempts and three of those have come when Tom Scudamore has been on-board, as he is today. Mister Wiseman likes to dictate from the front, and Larteta is the only other horse likely to challenge for the pace but that opponent is out-of-sorts presently, so the selection should get an easy lead. His trainer Nigel Hawke has had a wonderful March so far, with six winners from ten runners, so we are hoping that the shrewd money is right and he continues that rich vein of form.


Recommended Bets
Back Knight Bachelor @ 2.56/4 in the 14:50 at Wincanton
Lay Mac Le Couteau @ 3.39/4 in the 15:05 at Market Rasen
Back Mister Wiseman @ 6.25/1 in the 16:10 at Market Rasen

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