Follow The Money: Back AP McCoy to Scoop The Pot at Ludlow

FTM heads to Ludlow today
FTM heads to Ludlow today

Today Follow The Money comes from the meetings at Ludlow and Southwell...

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Back Scoop The Pot @ 2.727/4 in the 13:50 at Ludlow

Lay Gerrard's Slip @ 3.711/4 in the 14:10 at Southwell  

Back Tempest River @ 4.84/1 in the 14:50 at Ludlow

Starting with the opener at Ludlow a Novice Hurdle over 2m, where Scoop The Pot has been backed from 4.216/5 in to 2.727/4. The Philip Hobbs-trained gelding made a satisfactory start to his career when second at Wincanton at the end of January. He was no match for his vanquisher Otago Trail that day, who looks a half decent animal, and the form of that race has worked out well with the fifth horse It's a Long Road scoring at Exeter next time and Courtlands Prince, a distant seventh only beaten nine lengths by the well regarded Dan Skelton horse Zarib. The money suggests that Scoop The Pot, with AP McCoy on board, should score today.

We switch disciplines for today's negative and head to the 14:10 at Southwell for their 5f Handicap. Gerrard's Slip has been easy to back, trading as low as 2.982/1 but now available to back at 3.711/4. Beaten out of sight on his debut at Doncaster back in November, the gelding showed a vast improvement when scoring here over 6f a few weeks ago and the handicapper has been quite lenient considering he won by five lengths. However, this is a tough race and he tries this trip for the first time. The drift suggests that performance was a flash in the pan and Bryan Smart's three-year-old won't be following up today.

We Stay at Ludlow for our next recommended back. Tempest River runs in the 14:50 Handicap Hurdle over 3m and has been well supported, matched as high as 7.87/1 and now trading 4.84/1 for a good weight of money as well. She was beaten over 30 lengths last time out against the boys at Newbury at the beginning of the month, but the winner (Bygones Sovereign) has come out and won a very hot race at Haydock since and Milan Bound in fourth has won next time out also. Back against her own sex today and 2lb lower than her last winning mark we expect a bold show from Tempest River today.  

Recommended Bets
Back Scoop The Pot @ 2.727/4 in the 13:50 at Ludlow
Lay Gerrard's Slip @ 3.711/4 in the 14:10 at Southwell  
Back Tempest River @ 4.84/1 in the 14:50 at Ludlow

Follow The Money 2015 P/L

Staked: 93pts
Returned: 117.11pts
P/L: + 24.11pts

Based on prices at time of publication, calculated before commission. Correct to end of January.

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