Loader’s Lucky 15 – best bets Sunday, January 5

We are delving through all three cards on Sunday for our EW Lucky15 Tips. There should be something for everyone with my best bets over jumps and on the all-weather. Can we make it a sensational Sunday?

Cash Back (1.20 Naas)

I’m siding with the apparent Willie Mullins second string in our opening leg with Cash Back. The eight-year-old ran an encouraging chase debut at Navan on debut making several mistakes and pulled away in the closing stages suggesting he will learn for that run. It appears that he hasn’t been the easiest to train but Ruby Walsh has said to keep an eye on him as he could surprise a few. Furthermore, he will be receiving 4lb from stablemate Tornado Flyer, which could make the difference in this tactical affair.

Angel Palanas (1.30 Southwell)

Angel Palanas is undoubtedly a Fibresand specialist with all four of his career victories coming at Southwell. After some comprehensive wins in the winter last year, he was hiked up the weights but is now on a workable rating of 75 and with 3lb claimer Harrison Shaw booked, he’s going to be well in. Dropping back in trip looks a positive move too as his last victory came over seven furlongs. Trainer Karl Burke also has a good record at Southwell over the past five seasons with a 21% strike-rate yielding a +153.13 profit to a £1 stake. There seems to be much in Angel Palanas’s favour to suggest his time is coming.

Zoltan Varga (2.10 Plumpton)

It was a very encouraging stable debut for Zoltan Varga at Taunton for Sheena West in November. He was previously with Mick Channon and ran some decent efforts in his grade making the frame several times.The ground shouldn’t be an issue as he’s been placed in testing conditions before and he looks to have a strong chance of going close if he replicates his latest run.

Vinnie Lewis (2.40 Plumpton)

Vinnie Lewis won this race in 2018 and it looks a positive move bringing him back here. Stamina looks very much his forte and he’s on a fair mark of 133, while recent rain this winter shouldn’t pose a problem. Page Fuller is booked to ride him here and she is a jockey I’ve been folllowing in recent months. She is well worth her 3ls claim and she could wellbecome the 7th female jump jockey to ride out her claim in Britain. I’m hoping Vinnie Lewis can take her another step closer to this goal.

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