Mahmood Al Zarooni takes Pimpernel to HQ
“Pimpernel's trainer Mahmood Al Zarooni has a massive 33% strike rate with his runners at the course and the money seems to reflect this.”
Today's Follow The Money comes from the cards at Newmarket, York and Hexham.
We start with the 14:10 Novice Chase at Hexham where Leldorado has been on the drift from an early [3.2] out to [4.2]. This bay gelding made a decent start to his chasing career when finishing third but comes up against a couple of rivals with more experience and wins over the larger obstacles. Leldorado does hold a weight advantage but the drift suggests others are preferred.
We move to Newmarket for our second bet where Pimpernel has been the subject of some support in the 16:25 – his odds contracting from [7.0] into [4.4]. This Godolphin filly produced a career best performance on her last start by winning a nursery at this track in a good time and is definitely worth the step up in class. Trainer Mahmood Al Zarooni has a massive 33% strike rate with his runners at the course and the money seems to reflect this.
Our final selection runs in the 16:40 at York where Memory Lane has been backed from [13.5] in to [7.6]. This filly is twice a winner over 1m4f but shaped as if she needed further when staying on strongly at Epsom last time. She gets that added distance today and Sir Mark Prescott has a habit of getting lots of improvement from runners when stepping up in trip. The money suggests that will be the case today.
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