Loader’s Lucky 15 – Huge multiple covering races at Lingfield, Musselburgh and Chepstow
Chris Loader rolls four of his selections into this Lucky 15, covering races at Lingfield, Musselburgh and Chepstow on Friday 17th January.
It was a profitable day on Thursday as we carded 9-4 & 7-2 winners along with a 4-1 place. We go again this Friday with my Lucky15 picks coming from Chepstow, Lingfield & Musselburgh
Friday’s Lucky 15
Merhoob ran a very encouraging race at Lingfield on his last start for John Ryan. The form has already been boosted by the fourth places Fizzy Feet scoring last weekend at the Surrey course. Furthermore Adam Kirby is booked today and he’s got a good record on the eight-year-old and especially in small fields. If he gets a good start I expect him to go all the way.
Kajaki ran a blinder on reappearance at Doncaster behind a well handicapped horse of JP McManus called Pagero. That run was his stable debut for Nicky Richards after previously being with Kevin Ryan. He was a reasonable flat horse and his career over hurdles has been promising with the son of Mastercraftsman finishing in the frame on all his starts. Kajaki was raised 6lbs for the effort last month which suggests how good that performance was and it’s likely he will strip fitter today. With Brian Hughes booked I expect him to go very close.
Rebecca Curtis has been having a fantastic season with all her runners yielding a 33% strike rate. Curtis also has a double at Ludlow on Thursday and it seems she has a strong chance with Just A Thought. The daughter of Stowaway has had some strong form as a novice and deserves her rating of 125. She finished a respectable second at Chepstow last time out but probably the trip just stretched her capabilities. Dropping back looks a positive move and racing back against her own sex. Champion Jockey Richard John is also booked and I think this mare can add to his tally of winners.
Rhubarb Bikini was a well backed favourite when scoring on his second career start at Lingfield. It was a positive ride by Hollie Doyle and won with plenty up his sleeve. The form looks promising because the fourth placed horse Made In Italy has subsequently finished second. Despite carrying a penalty I think the three-year-old will score again