Loader’s Lucky 15 – Best bets at Doncaster, Kelso and Lingfield
Chris Loader rolls four of his best bets into this each-way Lucky 15, covering races at Doncaster, Kelso and Lingfield on Saturday 29th February.
The rain will not go away it seems and Newbury and Navan are yet more victims of this horrid weather. However Doncaster, Kelso & Lingfield are all set to race today and this will make up the picks for our Each Way Lucky15 for Racing Tips. Best odds available with Ladbrokes and Unibet.
Saturday’s Lucky 15
1.50 Doncaster – Blackjack Kentucky
Paul Nicholls couldn’t be in better form at the moment yielding a 39% strike rate in the past fortnight. This son of Oscar will be making his handicap debut off a mark of 130 which looks very workable. If you go through his novice form he finished second behind the Big Breakway, as well as finishing runner up to Jepeck who’s won some top this season most notably the feature Veterans Chase at Sandown. Last time out the seven-year-old beat Becher Chase and Grand National contender, Walk In The Mill at Chepstow in testing ground. Despite this race featuring some interesting opposition Blackjack Kentucky has the form and scope to go far. He has a very big chance to take the opening race at Doncaster.
2.00 Lingfield – Royal Birth
This nine-year-old keeps running as well as ever and nearly won a Listed race at Lingfield last weekend. For this race today he is pitching back into a handicap which looks a fair move. His jockey will be Marco Ghiani claiming a handy five pounds. For followers of the flat last year you might remember seeing him notch up several noteworthy performances at places like Yarmouth. Therefore this might make the difference to Royal Birth today and he might be able to take his chance.
2.12 Kelso – Dali Mail
Dali Mail was probably going to win at Ayr last time but unfortunately fell for his connections when travelling with real menace. Today he looks to have a great opportunity of getting his head in front. He’s already a course winner at Kelso on testing ground so conditions shouldn’t pose a problem. Furthermore he’s beaten the likes of Protek De Flos and I expect him to maintain the form. If his jumping holds he should continue his progression.
2.25 Doncaster – Jerrysback
Trainer Philip Hobbs is making an interesting move with Jerrysback dropping him back in trip at two miles. The eight-year-old appears well treated in this field off 143 and will stay further than most of his rivals as he finished third in a Listed handicap at Ascot last time out. With the ground looking to be attritional and receiving plenty of weight from rival Dolos he has plenty in his favour.