The markets have been reviewed, and all three of today's Follow The Money selections come from the National Hunt meeting at Worcester...
We begin the afternoon with our lay in the first race at Worcester where the Neil Mulholland trained Commitment has drifted from a low of 2.021/1 out to a current price of 3.052/1.
This 6-year-old takes his place in this small yet intriguing novice chase field, with the David Pipe trained Street Entertainer heading the market at a price of 1.618/13 after being extremely well backed. The betting suggests that this is a match between the market leaders with the outsider It Is I completely friendless in the market. This is Commitment's second try over the bigger obstacles after finishing third last month at the track, jumping fairly well in process. Despite having that experience of a run over fences backers want to be on the side of Street Entertainer who despite never seeing a fence in public, does have 11lbs in hand on hurdles rating. With that in mind we suggest a lay of Commitment at 3.052/1.
We move on to our first back of the day in the 15:55 2m Novice Hurdle. The Betfair ambassador Paul Nicholls trained Tercel has been extremely well backed this morning from a high of 3.7511/4 in to 2.942/1.
After beginning life on the flat with Sir Michael Stoute this 4-year-old switched codes last month to claim an easy success on debut for Nicholls at Newton Abbot. Jockey Sam Twiston-Davies commented after the race that Tercel was a bit keen early but settled as the race went on. He also said that this horse would carry on over the summer taking advantage of the good ground. Despite coming up against the super consistent Paolozzi today, the selection is in receipt of 3lbs and with scope for plenty of improvement after last month's easy success we suggest a back of 2.942/1.
We end the afternoon in the 16:30 2m7f Handicap Hurdle where strong support has come the way of Henllan Harri from the Peter Bowen stable. This 7-year-old has been backed from a high of 6.86/1 in to a current price of 4.1 in this fairly competitive Handicap.
He arrives on a very fair mark of 130 after tasting success in four of his 10 starts to date, with the latest of them being a 1.5 length success at Uttoxeter last month. The selection was never competitive on his most recent start at Aintree with the slightly extended trip the most likely excuse for that disappointment. With the favourite Weather Babe on the drift we suggest a back of 4.1 on Henllan Harri to the get the job done.
Lay Commitment at 3.052/1 in the 14:20 Worcester
Back Tercel at 2.942/1 in the 15:55 Worcester
Back Henllan Harri at 4.1 in the 16:30 Worcester