Loader’s Lucky 63 – Six selections from Doncaster, Cheltenham and Hereford rolled into massive each-way multiple
Chris Loader has rolled six of his selections today into this each-way Lucky 63, covering races at Cheltenham, Doncaster and Hereford on Saturday 14th December.
It was good to be amongst the winners at Cheltenham on Friday. I’m hoping we can continue the form today with selections coming from Cheltenham, Doncaster & Hereford in my EW Lucky63. Best odds available here with Boylesports.
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Saturday’s Lucky 63
Sky Pirate has been one of my cliff horses in the past year but surely this has to be his day. Connections have seemed to have found a very winnable race and he’s definitely well handicapped off 132. I put him up when he finished second at Ascot and he jumped out to the left numerous times. It was obvious that he needed to go back left handed, so coming to Doncaster is a massive plus. Also with ground continuing to dry out he surely has to get us off to a flyer.
Brelan D’As ran a blinder in the BetVictor Gold Cup last time out behind Happy Diva. I’m happy with the 10–1 I put up on Twitter earlier this week as he’s been well supported and is a lot shorter with most bookmakers. He’s got plenty of solid course form with him finishing 3rd in the Grand Annual at the Festival. He’s rated 143 and could still have more to offer of his mark. The eight-year-old has to be there in the final stages.
Air Horse One finally took advantage of a lenient mark when winning with ease at Ffos Las. Previously a graded horse he’s found life tough over the last couple of seasons. However I suspect he might be able to find the winning groove again and has a strong chance here. Harry Fry’s team have been amongst the winners operating at a 30% strike rate in the past fortnight. The son of Mountain High is clearly the one to beat.
It was an encouraging performance by Jully Des Buxy at Plumpton when she got tired in the closing stages on her seasonal reappearance. Now rated a 107 this is a very workable mark and Rex Dingle’s 3lb claim will help further. This mare is a very strong stayer who likes to race prominently which can often suit at Hereford. Also another factor is the testing ground and the soft going should show her to good effect. I will be disappointed if she doesn’t make the places.
Sometimes myths can be appear to be fact in the racing media and the claim that Call Me Lord can only go right-handed is one of them. The six-year-old has never raced at a left handed track before since being trained by Nicky Henderson but has won at Compiegne when he was trained in France. When looking through his form he surely should be favourite has he’s got race fitness, best on ratings and receiving weight from favourite Pentland Hills. Furthermore dropping back in trip shouldn’t be an issue and I expect him to come into the final furlongs travelling strongly. If he wins Call Me Lord must become a massive player in the Champion Hurdle picture.
Dame De Compagnie ran a very eye-catching race in the Greatwood Hurdle suggesting that the step up in trip could be key. Also she’s already a course and distance winner which is often a crucial advantage when running at Cheltenham. I think the daughter of Lucarno will be one of the biggest gambles of the day and hopefully she can give us a winner.