Loader’s Lucky 63 – Six selections rolled into this sensational multiple on Super Saturday
Chris Loader combines six of his top tips on Saturday into this Lucky 63, covering races at Ascot, Haydock, Thurles and Lingfield.
Today is the final day before racing resumes on Boxing Day. My selections for the Saturday EW Lucky63 come from a variety of meetings including Ascot, Haydock, Lingfield and Thurles.
Saturday’s Lucky 63
Ground will be a concern for most of these in our opening leg but our pick March Is On should be able to handle conditions. Already a winner at Southwell on soft going and a decent run at Uttoxeter which has worked out well producing subsequent winners. With the Jonjo O’Neill jnr forging – powerful relationship with his dad Jonjo O’Neill I think the five-year-old can get us off to a good start.
This race has produced some nice mares in recent years with Honeysuckle taking the prize money last year. Drury won easily enough when making all at Punchestown tomorrow. That was over slightly further but I just I have the feeling that if it is really testing she might be able to outstay her rivals.
There was a lot of hype around Dubai Warrior earlier this year and he was thought as a Derby contender. Things have taken a different path and he might follow the same path as stablemate Wissahickon from last season. The three-year-old has some of these rivals in behind him at Chelmsford and meetings them on better terms today.
Daklondike can be a quirky customer at times, but when in the mood he can be very classy. The seven-year-old won this race last year with a similar preparation. Also his record in December is fantastic being 3-3 which is often a trait overlooked. With David Pipe in hot form I think he could be dangerous.
Give Me A Copper finally delivered on his lofty reputation to land the Badger Ales at Wincanton for Paul Nicholls last month. In his comments for this race he says he deliberately gave him a break to get over his latest run. He goes well on most types of ground and he still can be competitive at a price of a mark of 148. I wouldn’t be at all surprised if he goes close.
It is interesting that Monsieur Lecoq is being turned out so quickly after running an eye-catching race in the International Hurdle at Cheltenham to finish in fourth. He does have to carry top weight tomorrow but conditional Chester Williams is able to claim 5lbs which help. He’s been consistent and I just think he can outrun his odds and be a lively outsider.