Friday’s 6,463/1 Lucky 15 – Our UK Racing Best Bets On December 3

Sandown is one of four UK racecourses hosting meetings on Friday, December 3rd.Sandown is one of four UK racecourses hosting meetings on Friday, December 3rd.

Horse Racing Tips on Friday, December 3

There are four meetings spread across Britain on Friday with the action coming from Sedgefield, Exeter, Sandown and Newcastle. Our expert tipster has produced their best bets across the Friday cards, which make up our advised Friday Lucky 15.


Rectory Oak (12.25 Exeter)

Exeter’s opening extended 2m2f handicap hurdle can go the way of RECTORY OAK.

Colin Tizzard’s charge finished less than 4l off the now 114-rated Story Of Friends in a bumper here on debut, and he put up his best performance over hurdles to date when fifth to the potentially smart Knappers Hill at Wincanton last month.

Rectory Oak finished less than a length off stablemate Nelsons Rock (conceded 7lb) that day, and that horse has since gone in on handicap debut off a mark of 96. That makes Rectory Oak look potentially well-treated here off a mark of just 99 – particularly with this slight step up in trip capable of unlocking some improvement.

Friday racing best bets. Colin Tizzard can get amongst the Exeter winners.

Friday racing best bets. Colin Tizzard can get amongst the Exeter winners.


Desaray Girl (12.35 Sedgefield)

DESARAY GIRL looks a particularly interesting contender in this 2m4f mares’ handicap hurdle.

A Listed winner for Philip Kirby back in 2019, this daughter of Montmartre has dropped a long way since then but shaped as though a return to form could be imminent when fifth at Wetherby on last month’s reappearance.

That form has been franked by the winner since, and Desaray Girl drops from 0-135 level to 0-110 level here, which makes her undoubtedly the class angle in this line-up.

A course and distance winner on her only previous visit to Sedgefield, and with Emma Smith-Chaston removing a handy 7lb, it would be disappointing if Desaray Girl was not up to landing this contest.


Burrows Park (12.45 Sandown)

Venetia Williams holds a strong hand in Sandown’s opening 3m amateur jockeys’ handicap chase courtesy of her BURROWS PARK.

Whilst a pair of non-completions when last seen are disappointing, those efforts both came over hurdles and Burrows Park is incredibly lightly-raced in this sphere, with this just his third chase start.

He finished fifth at Chepstow when last seen over fences, a run which can be upgraded considering he jumped left throughout.

Whilst those jumping quirks clearly need ironing out, Burrows Park is dropped slightly in grade here, and wind surgery since last seen can also help. Lucy Turner has built up a particularly strong partnership aboard Burrows Park, who hasn’t been seen off a mark this low since 2018, and at the prices he looks well worth chancing.

Friday racing best bets. Venetia Williams can land the opener on Sandown's card.

Friday racing best bets. Venetia Williams can land the opener on Sandown’s card.


Manofmanywords (1.30 Exeter)

A dual Point-to-Point winner back in March 2019, MANOFMANYWORDS has looked steadily progressive in three starts hurdling, finishing third here when last seen back in February.

He reappears sent handicapping off a mark of just 105, which looks workable considering that the horses that finished ahead of him the last day have both won since.

Tom O’Brien takes over in the saddle for the first time here, and stepping up to this distance for the first time under rules looks a big plus.