Monday’s Lucky 15 – Four Fancies Across The Cards On 12th September
There’s four meetings going to post on Monday 12th September, with three afternoon cards at Brighton, Thirsk And Worcester, plus an evening all-weather card at Kempton. We focus on the afternoon racing, with all four picks coming from the three earlier cards.
Our expert tipster has produced their best bets across the cards, which make up our advised Monday Lucky 15.
Red Alert (1.50 Brighton)
We start things off with a confident pick in the opener at Brighton. RED ALERT has won his last two races (both at Brighton) and he can land a quickfire hat-trick here.
With three wins and a close second from just six runs at the Sussex course, he clearly saves his best for here and this doesn’t look a strong race. Big Bard finished behind the selection and would be better off at the weights, but Mollie Phillips 5lb claim means they meet again off the same terms.
Whistledown has been knocking on the door of late and may be the biggest danger to Red Alert, but he’s been doing most of his recent running over further and may not appreciate the drop back in trip. Red Alert loves it here and can get us off to a winning start in our lucky 15.
Bathiva (2.05 Worcester)
In what looks to be the race of the day, we’re keen to take on both of the market leaders with BATHIVA.
Global Citizen was last seen winning the Grand Annual at Cheltenham Festival, and if returning in the same form will be tough to beat. But, he tends to need his reappearance run and we’re willing to take him on because of that. Clear The Runway has been a model of consistency this year, with six wins from ten races this year, but this will be his highest rating of his career and the handicapper may have found him out.
Bathiva has a couple of recent runs under his belt and he won well the last time he raced here. He couldn’t handle the course at Newton Abbot and with Jack Hogan taking a useful 7lb off his back, he can resume winning ways here.
Kodi Dancer (2:15 Thirsk)
This race is wide open, but KODI DANCER went agonisingly close the last time he raced over this trip and is now dropping back into class 6 company for the first time since that close second.
Following that run, he failed to handle the step up to seven furlongs, and was duly dropped back to five furlongs. Neither of those runs worked out, but having run well over this trip in the past, this could be the race he’s been waiting for.
Of the rest, The Twilight Lady is the only other runner with a win to their name and she is down to a winnable mark. She’s in with a chance, but her trainer Roger Fell isn’t in the best of form at the moment. Karl Burke is in much better form and Kodi Dancer looks the better option.
Angels Roc (3:00 Brighton)
Jim Boyle’s ANGELS ROC stayed on strongly to win at Epsom last month and looks to have every chance of following up here. With Angels Roc having finished second in the past off a mark of 55, he’s more than capable of winning off of 51.
He’s run well here in the past, notably when third behind course specialist Wisper at the end of last year. Up and coming young jockey Harry Davies is on board, and that’s a positive to Angel Roc’s chances as he’s arguably been the best apprentice jockey this year.
Aldabra looks the biggest danger, having finished runner-up on reappearance, but she’s priced accordingly. Angels Roc looks a solid option to take her on with, and at almost double the odds!