Monday’s 3,310/1 Lucky 15 – Racing Tips Best Bets on December 20
Horse Racing Tips on Monday, December 20th
Racing on Monday takes place at Lingfield, Musselburgh and Wolverhampton. Our editor has picked out four horses from across this trio of meetings to come up with a 3,310/1 Lucky 15.
Oscar Clouds (1:45 Musselburgh)
OSCAR CLOUDS had six runs while with Keith Dalgliesh up to January 2021, but despite showing little for that handler, there have been some signs of life in his two runs for Nicky Richards.
The bare results are not spectacular, but his fourth on return came in what is proving to be a strong novice handicap at Wetherby, while he can be considered unlucky on his most recent outing at Doncaster when almost stopped in his track by a faller three from home. He may not have won, but a further 2lbs easing is generous enough.
From his new mark, this race does not look anywhere near as strong and his higher weight will be offset considerably by 10lb claimer Conor Rabbitt taking the ride.
Calico (2:00 Lingfield)
Dan Skelton was quite bullish about his hopes for CALICO at the start of the season, but two runs have resulted in two heavy enough defeats so far.
That said, there is optimism he will come good again soon. This is a horse who was second in a Grade 2 novice hurdle last term, as well as winning twice and being fourth in the Scottish Champion Hurdle.
It is possible his two races this season have not suited, the first coming on good ground after a break and the second seeing his effort peter out when stepped up in trip.
Back on a softer surface and at the minimum trip of two miles, he is down to an extremely alluring mark of 133 following a second 3lb drop of the season.
Lastofthecosmics (2:45 Musselburgh)
Two horses come here on a hat-trick in Rapid Raider and Tokaramore, but it is the latter’s stablemate LASTOFTHECOSMICS who appeals more than either.
Conor O’Farrell would have had the choice of the Jardine runners and has sided with the six-year-old who would have looked to have no chance when badly impeded at the first fence at this track earlier in the month.
He ended up plugging on for second and steps up in trip again to three miles having started it at two miles over hurdles. This may be his calling and if it is, there is improvement likely.
Pink Jazz (4:00 Wolverhampton)
The evening all-weather action comes from Wolverhampton and in the opening amateur riders’ event, PINK JAZZ looks like he could be suited more than most to the challenge.
The weight allowances change so that amateur jockeys can carry more than their flat colleagues usually would and as Pink Jazz has had a few runs over hurdles this autumn, under weights of 10st 9lb and upwards, he’ll be used to dealing with the little extra strain.
Couple that with the fact that he is only 1lb higher than his last winning mark on the all-weather and he looks to have a good chance of going close. He also won over course and distance around this time last year, so the form is there in the book.