Monday’s Lucky 15 – Our Best Bets On February 21
Horse Racing Tips on Monday, February 21
Carlisle are the only jumps meeting still ongoing on Monday after the effects of Storm Eunice. With Newcastle and Dundalk hosting on the all weather, our editor has come up with a 10,966/1 Lucky 15.
Frimeur De Lancray (3.00 Carlisle)
The return to an intermediate trip on heavy ground should prove more or less perfect for Sue Smith’s seven-year-old.
FRIMEUR DE LANCRAY is certainly on a winnable mark on his novice hurdle from from the 2020/21 season. He was fourth in Listed company, before easily beating Finisk River at Catterick on heavy ground.
His first two starts over fences came on good to soft ground and he was very disappointing. However, he was second upped in trip at Newcastle and it may just be that he requires a slight test of stamina.
A mark of 116 is eased 5lb by Thomas Willmott’s claim and he can revel in the attritional conditions.
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Eskimo Lil (3.15 Dundalk)
It is not always the easiest thing to catch Luke Comer’s horses at the right time, but this could be one such occasion.
On her handicap debut, ESKIMO LIL is dropping down to the minimum distance of 5f for the first time after failing to stay 7f and running green at the end of January at this venue.
However, her debut was very promising and she was beaten by a short head at 125/1 over 6f. She was not as keen on the job next time out, but a mark of 54 looks very lenient for a horse who came close to winning on her debut.
This is not the strongest race and Comer’s horses have been in good form of late to boot.
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Kirsapp (4.45 Dundalk)
After a very promising debut behind the Breeders Cup contender Glounthaune last April, KIRSAPP completely lost his form for Ger Lyons and left his yard in November.
He joined Jimmy Coogan at that time and continued to disappoint. However, after a below par handicap debut off an unrealistic weight, he was much better two weeks ago, finishing third off top weight after having been slightly interfered with.
He has been dropped 1lb for that and back over 6f, over which he ran his best race on debut, he can easily step forward off a mark of 64. The switch to running on the all weather recently looks like it should pay dividends.
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Walk In My Shoes (5.07 Carlisle)
In the final race on the Carlisle card, WALK IN MY SHOES can come on from an underwhelming handicap debut at Wetherby most recently.
She is only a six-year-old so there is plenty of time to deliver on the promise of her point-to-point second in October 2020. That day, the 2021 Cheltenham Festival runner-up Magic Daze was the only horse who beat her.
Thereafter, she has run in two useful mares novice hurdles, but though she disappointed last time, that was back on a sounder surface and her best efforts (her point and second hurdles starts) came on softer surfaces.
A mark of 100 is very workable for Jonjo O’Neill’s charge and she is right in the mix.