Follow The Money: Phantom can ghost to Southwell win

Southwell provides two all-weather selections for the FTM team
Southwell provides two all-weather selections for the FTM team

Our Valentine's Day Follow The Money comes from the meetings at Southwell and Exeter.

"Apache Storm has been backed in from a high of 8.03 in to 4.94/1 and arrives here after two placed efforts at Chelmsford and runs off a decent mark."

Back Apache Storm each-way @ 4.94/1 in the 15:20 at Southwell

Other Recommended Bets
Lay Midnight Prayer @ 2.767/4 in the 15:40 at Exeter
Back Phantom Flipper @ 2.809/5 in the 16:20 at Southwell

We start with our each-way selection which can be found at Southwell in the 15:20 5f Handicap where we have seen a big move on Apache Storm. This previous course winner has been backed in from a high of 8.03 in to 4.94/1 and arrives here after two placed efforts at Chelmsford and runs off a decent mark. The market suggests Apache Storm can blow his rivals away today.

It's over to Exeter next where we find our negative - the Alan King-trained Midnight Prayer, who has been on the drift in betting on the 15:40 3m Handicap Chase and can now be backed at 2.767/4 from a low of 2.3211/8. He's up 4lbs after finishing second last time out at Warwick over 3m5f and a previous winner over 4m at Cheltenham, so today's distance may be on the short side. Former festival winner Golden Chieftain was a winner last time out and sets a decent standard.

We finish the day at Southwell with our straight win bet. Phantom Flipper, who lines up in the 16:20 7f Maiden Stakes, has finished runner-up in his last three starts, but we believe today will be the day he finally gets off the mark. The market suggests the same, having moved from 3.39/4 in to 2.809/5. Market rival Rocket Power has been steadily drifting to add further encouragement.


Recommended Bets
Back Apache Storm each-way @ 4.94/1 in the 15:20 at Southwell
Lay Midnight Prayer @ 2.767/4 in the 15:40 at Exeter
Back Phantom Flipper @ 2.809/5 in the 16:20 at Southwell


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Follow The Money January P/L

Staked: 91pts
Returned: 71.74pts
P/L: -19.26pts
For January, calculated before commission, based on prices at time of publication

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