With Newcastle abandoned the Follow The Money team have turned their attention to Wolverhampton for their three selections on Monday afternoon...
Starting with the 14:20 7f Handicap, Nouvelli Dancer has seen strong support in to 7.26/1 from a high of 13.61. This three-year-old had her first handicap start here back in October over 1m½f having stepped up in trip from 5 and 6f maiden races where she struggled to go the pace. This filly by Lilbourne Lad ran respectably over the longer trip, finishing fourth but looking a bit stretched. With today's trip of 7f looking likely to suit, plus a drop of 4lb in the handicap, Nouvelli Dancer now has a great opportunity to gain her first success.
We find our second positive in the 14:50 7f Handicap, where More Kudos has come in to 5.39/2 from a high of 9.89/1. This three-year-old colt is having his fourth start today having finished unplaced in three maidens over 5 and 6f at big prices. John Quinn's runner is now switching to the AW from the turf, which should suit due to his US pedigree, and the step up in trip should also be in his favour. These positives combined with the strong market support makes More Kudos look worth backing today at 5.39/2.
Our negative of the day can be found in the 17:30 1m1f Conditions Stakes, where Solar Deity has seen a steady drift out to 3.052/1 from a low of 2.767/4. Marco Botti's seven-year-old has been a consistent sort for the yard, winning six races from 37 starts and gaining almost £170k in price money. However, all of these wins came nearer the beginning of his career, with the most recent being in November 2013. This horse by Exceed And Excel has also never won over this trip having had many attempts at it, including this race last year where he was turned over at odds of 1-2, giving us enough reasons to oppose him today at 3.185/40.
Back Nouvelli @ 7.26/1 EW in the 14:20 @ Wolverhampton
Back More Kudos @ 5.39/2 in the 14:50 @ Wolverhampton
Lay Solar Deity @ 3.052/1 in the 17:30 @ Wolverhampton
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