Loader’s Lucky 63 – Huge multiple covering four of Friday’s major cards
Chris Loader has combines six of his tips into this Lucky 63, covering races at Kempton, Leopardstown, Chepstow and Wolverhampton on Friday 27th December.
Our expert Chris Loader has six horses for you to back on another thrilling afternoon of racing on Friday. Check out his big Lucky 63 below.
Friday’s Lucky 63
The market for the race as been dominated by one of the most talked about horses of the season Chacun Pour Soi. However I’m going to be taking him on with A Plus Tard who might be able to go very close at a price. Rachel Blackmore & Henry De Bromhead were in excellent form on the opening day at Leopardstown taking two Graded races. A Plus Tard ran an encouraging race on his seasonal debut and I just think his stamina might come into play here. For me he’s one to be on side with.
Tavus was an impressive winner to get the better of Navajo Pass at Newcastle on hurdle debut. The former Roger Charlton gelding made several jumping errors but showed that he’s got a powerful engine that could be vital for this level. Navajo Pass went on to score in a Grade 2 Juvenile Hurdle at Doncaster who will line up again at Chepstow. Also the further rain expected in Wales won’t hinder his chances and I expect him to go very close.
This five-year-old could be potentially well handicapped on handicap debut for Gordon Elliot off 131. Thatsy showed a game attitude to win at Navan over 2 Miles 4 Furlongs last time out getting the better of Entoucas. Prior to that he lost when odds favourite at Galway to Latest Exhibition. However that form has been franked as the winner went on to score in a Grade 2 at Navan a couple of weeks ago. Furthermore dropping down in trip back to 2 Miles shouldn’t be a problem as he might be able to use his stamina to his advantage.
This eight-year-old has been on my radar for the Welsh National since the end of last season. He’s already got proven course form landing a novice chase to get the better of De Rasher Counter who went on to win the Ladbrokes Trophy at Newbury in November. The son of Stowaway ran a game race on his seasonal appearance at Sandown when he made Cheltenham Gold Cup contender Santini, dig deep to win. His mark of 147 looks very workable and he looks to have a future over staying trips.
This horse could be an overlooked outsider on the day for trainer Willie Mullins who could be classy sort. The nine-year-old finished fourth behind Fakir D’oudairies and was in contention for a long way before blowing up suggesting he needed the run. When he was with Nicky Henderson stamina looked his forte and going back up in trip here looks a sensible move. I wouldn’t be at all surprised if he turns up at a big price.
Belami Des Pictons ran the most peculiar race in the BetVictor Gold Cup at Cheltenham to finish fourth. He’s normally a prominent racer but was badly hampered and held out the back for the majority of the spectacle when running on past beaten horses. He definitely has a big handicap in him and was sent off favourite for a Grade 3 Handicap at Sandown in February. The son of Khalkevi has strong form behind Waiting Patiently and his was impressive as a novice. Moreover Venetia Williams has been in outstanding form in December and maybe this is the day for the eight-year-old.