Today's Follow The Money comes from the meetings at Doncaster, Lingfield and Ludlow...
Starting off with the the 15:25 at Doncaster, where Shoegazer has strengthened from 12.5 in to 8.615/2. He hasn't shown much this season since returning from injury - being pulled up on his last two starts - but he has much more in his favour today. This is his time of year and he could be ready to spring back to form. He's dropped 10lb in his last three starts and steps up to a more suitable trip on better ground, conditions he should enjoy more than the boggy underfoot conditions he's endured on his last two starts. The majority of his wins have come early in the year and with the market support behind him, he is worth chancing at a decent price.
We switch codes to the all-weather card at Lingfield for our next back in the 16:35, where Lady In White now trades at 3.8514/5 having been matched as big as 5.95/1. She was too green to do herself justice over the minimum trip as a two-year-old but the market is expecting much more today. With those two runs under her belt and a winter on her back she should be ready to show her true colours over the more suitable six furlong trip. She represents powerful connections - trained by Roger Varian, owned by Cheveley Park - and the support is surely significant in a maiden that won't take much winning. Her handler is in good form and she is a confident selection to improve past her market rivals who lack the same scope for improvement.
The market doesn't fancy Communicator in the 17:15 Ludlow, drifting from 2.89/5 out to 3.412/5 and he is our lay of the day. The selection made an excellent start to his hurdling career, chasing home none other than Josses Hill. On the back of that run he started a short price to get off the mark at Newbury in December but jumped sketchily and was a disappointing fifth. He will need to jump much better today and there is strong support for Mighty Missile and Ransom Note.
Back Shoegazer at 8.615/2 in the 15:25 at Doncaster
Back Lady In White at 3.8514/5 in the 16:35 at Lingfield
Lay Communicator at 3.412/5 in the 17:15 at Ludlow
Follow The Money 2015 P/L
P/L: + 24.11pts
Based on prices at time of publication, calculated before commission. Correct to end of January.