Loader’s Lucky 63 – Massive multiple covering big races at Warwick, Kempton and Lingfield on Saturday
Chris Loader rolls six of his Saturday selections into this Lucky 63, covering races at Warwick, Kempton and Lingfield on Saturday 11th January.
A great days action takes place this Saturday with the Lanzarote Handicap at Kempton as well as Graded action at Warwick. I’ve combined six of my best bets into an EW Lucky63.
Saturday’s Lucky 63
I mentioned about Highest Sun for Colin Tizzard earlier this week on my Twitter feed. The son of Sunday Break has ran in some decent novice chases so far this season behind the likes of Champ & Pym as well as winning at Plumpton last time. Due to that win he receives the £60,000 Cheltenham Bonus and I just wonder if connections have devised a plot for the National Hunt Chase as this race has often produced horses that have run well at the Festival. This looks a winnable contest and I suspect Highest Sun to go very close.
Bobo Mac has been in very good form of late for Tom Symonds and looks very much a stayer. His second behind Roll Again was a great performance and was just given too much to do. He’s rated off 135 in the Classic Chase and if he travels through the race strongly with his usual zest I think he could be underestimated.
Mrsupjohn has been unlucky not to get her head in front so far and bumped into Merryweather. Merryweather went on to score winning at Southwell last week suggesting that the previous race at Lingfield could be a strong line of form. With Hollie Doyle Boodles for Archie Watson there’s a lot of like about the three year old’s chances.
It’s last chance saloon for my relationship with On The Blindside. He’s a hard horse to get right but he’s undoubtedly talented. Nicky Henderson’s runner ran an encouraging race behind Ridersonthestorm at Ascot last month and this looks an easier task. If he can get into a good rhythm he’s the one to beat.
Stoney Mountain won the Grade 3 Handicap Hurdle at Haydock in November in dramatic fashion. That race has produced the likes of Paisley Park and Sam Spinner in recent years. Henry Daly then sent him chasing next time out which looked to be a puzzling move. Going back over hurdles looks a positive and he looks fairly treated off his new mark. I just have a feeling his experience might tell in this field.
Mr Mac is showing that he is coming into form. Peter Hedger’s gelding is back down to his last winning mark and a strong effort to finish in third place last week at the course shows a win could be close. Dropping back in trip looks a positive and I expect to make the frame at an attractive price.