Loader’s Lucky 15 – Massive multiple on fantastic Friday at Newbury
Chris Loader has gathered four of his best bets together into this Lucky 15, covering four excellent races at Newbury on Friday 29th November.
After a double from yesterday’s Lucky 15 all my selections today are coming from Newbury on the first day of the Ladbrokes Winter Carnival. Best odds available here with Paddy Power.
Friday’s Lucky 15
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12.45 Newbury – Sully D’Oc AA
(Richie McLernon/Anthony Honeyball)
This horse has always been on my radar and I’m hoping he can have his day in the sun today. The five-year-old had a very good record in France with three victories over hurdles which included some some wide margin wins. His only run for Anthony Honeyball over hurdles was a disappointment which was at Uttoxeter. However Honeyball’s yard had a tough campaign with a virus which affected their performance. He’s always maintained chasing will be his game and now off a mark of 127 and they feel he could be well treated. The run at Ascot last time was needed on chase debut but he shaped with promise blowing up in the closing stakes. With Richie McLernon amongst the winners and Anthony Honeyball in good form I think Sully D’Oc AA will be firmly in the mix.
1.50 Newbury – Old Grangewood
(Harry Skelton/Dan Skelton)
The eight-year-old arrives in this race seriously well handicapped off a rating of a 135. He won this race in 2017 off a 10lb higher mark but found life tough afterwards. In his recent starts though he’s been rediscovering some form finishing 3rd in a decent handicap at Aintree. This will be a very competitive race including the likes of Kalashnikov and Glen Fords. On the other hand he’s got the fitness edge and a low racing weight to put himself in the picture. Dan Skelton is a master of handicap races and I have a feel this has been the plan.
2.25 Newbury – Champ
(Barry Geraghty/Nicky Henderson)
Surely a banker for many today and a lot of punters will be hoping he can live up to his name. The Grade One winning hurdler won with ease on chase debut at the course beating some useful types. He also has a fantastic record at Newbury being 3-3 which includes a Challow Hurdle victory. I’m backing him to show his class again and coast to victory.
3.35 Newbury – Potters Hedger
(Jack Quinlan/Lucy Wadham)
Stamina, Stamina & Stamina is the key for Lucy Wadham’s contender in this race. The son of Midnight Legend ran an encouraging race at Lingfield over shorter a couple of weeks ago when favourite. However despite finishing second the the form was boosted as the winner went on to bag another victory. Carrying bottom weight in the race will be an advantage and going back up in trip will help. The stable’s runners having been going well and making the frame and at a price I fancy this horse to go close today.