Loader’s Lucky 63 – Massive multiple covering huge races across four jumps cards this Saturday
Chris Loader highlights six horses to back this Saturday, covering major races at Newbury, Leopardstown, Catterick and Leicester on Saturday 28th December.
It’s been a mixed bag of results with some nice winners and some disappointments over the Festive period so far. However I’m hoping Saturday can be a profitable day for us with my EW Lucky63 with selections at Catterick, Leicester, Leopardstown & Newbury.
Saturday’s Lucky 63
Sunrise Ruby has ran perfectly respectable races on every occasion for Nicky Henderson, never finishing outside of the first three. Last time out the five-year-old mare finished second at Sandown on testing ground. For the effort the handicapper raised her 5lbs but off her rating of 122, she could have lots more in the tank. With Henderson operating at 14-48 (29%) she is one I’m keen to be on.
This Denis Cullen trained gelding had a disappointing season last year not being able to step up on his previous campaign where he rose through the handicap ranks. Despite this, he ran a encouraging race at Punchestown on his seasonal reappearance where the trip would have been on the short side. Going back up to three miles will suit and he’s got a good record in the race finishing second in 2017. For me I think he could go close at a fair price.
The race might just set up for Adherene who won well at Taunton. There’s a few horses in the line up who like to race prominently and that can play to the strengths of son of Sir Percy. His handicap mark of 106 looks workable and Charlie Price is booked who will be able to claim a handy 5lbs. The six-year-old is one of my strongest fancies on Saturday.
From watching the racing at Leopardstown over the past couple of days it appears stamina has played a huge part and Anibale Fly has bags of it for the Savills Chase. Their undoubtedly are some top class opponents such as Kemboy, Road To Respect & Presenting Percy but some of them have question marks for me. Anibale fly has often had some odd preparations in his early races but as the season develops, he comes into his own making the frame in the Cheltenham Gold Cup and Grand National. You can forgive his last run as he always needs his first outing of the season. Furthermore the nine-year-old has won the Paddy Power Chase at the course and that should pose no problems. With the way the last few days has panned out I’m predicting a upset here and Anibale Fly could be the one.
I was at Newbury when Tidal Flow won on debut in his bumper and he’s always been a horse I’ve looked out for. Unfortunately things haven’t always been plain sailing but chasing seems to be the making of him and his win at Uttoxeter was impressive. He will have to prove his class off 144 but I think he could be a Ladbrokes Trophy type next season.
Finnegans’s Garden always runs his race for Zoe Davison and he won nicely last time out at Lingfield. Testing ground and a fair pace are his optimum conditions and he’s got both of them here. Despite racing off a new career high mark I believe the ten-year-old has it in him to win again.