Loader’s Lucky 15 – Best bets across Sunday’s cards
Chris Loader rolls his best bets into this each-way Lucky 15, covering races at Sedgefield, Huntingdon and Leopardstown on Sunday 1st March.
It’s all about jump racing this Sunday and all courses are hopeful to go ahead. My selections for Racing Tips come from every meeting which includes Huntingdon, Leopardstown & Sedgefield. Early odds available with William Hill.
Sunday’s Lucky 15
4.20 Sedgefield – Instant Replay
Instant Replay (3/1 William Hill) is a Sedgefield specialist winning on four visits to the track. The last time we saw him he was getting the better of Flowery to win by a length. Sedgefield can often be a quirky trace and course specialists have a great record. The soft ground shouldn’t be too much of an issue as the son of Fruits Of Love as won the surface before. He will have to win off a career high mark today but with his consistent profile he has to go close.
4.30 Huntingdon – Marmont
Marmont (9/1 William Hill) has arguably been running over too far on all his starts this season. His trainer Jo Davis looks like she’s make the right decision dropping back to two miles. This is because his last win was over the distance at Taunton last March off the same mark he gets today which is 109. With this not looking a particularly strong contest I think he can go very close.
4.40 Leopardstown – Poker Party
The combination of Rachel Blackmore & Henry De Bromhead has had a stellar season so far and they look to have a good chance here with Party Poker (13/8 William Hill). The eight-year-old has some strong form including his fourth in the Paddy Power Chase at the course at Christmas. The drop back in trip is likely to suit and the ground shouldn’t be an issue. Furthermore his cause is aided by Anibale Fly who is carrying top weight meaning our selection has to carry 11 stone dead. I expect his stamina to come to the fore in this contest.
5.30 Huntingdon – Fortunate Fred
Fortunate Fred (5/4 William Hill) made very eye-catching progress on his debut at the course when finishing third in a decent bumper. The form has already been boosted by the second placed horse finishing in the same position at Kempton in a warm race. This race doesn’t look particularly up to much and I suspect the five-year-old is the one to beat.