Saturday’s 3,583/1 Lucky 15 – Our Bumper Odds Picks For 27th August
Horse Racing Tips on Saturday, August 27
There are seven meetings spread across the UK and Ireland on Saturday, August 27th, with some cracking racing to look forward to!
Our expert tipster has produced their best bets across the cards, which make up our advised Saturday Lucky 15.
*Odds correct at time of posting – 3:30pm Friday 26th August*
Mottisfont (1.50 Goodwood) – 8/1
The first Group action on Saturday and it looks wide open. None of these have encountered soft ground before so it could be a difficult race to call but MOTTISFONT looks a big price and is the one who gets our vote.
After running out a shock 20/1 winner on debut, Hughie Morrison stuck her straight into Group 3 company in the Sweet Solera Stakes, where she ran well to finish just over a length back in third to the impressive winner Lakota Sioux. She just edged out Ivory Madonna, who is in this race too, and she had previously finished ahead of Queen Olly (also in this), despite blowing the start.
The danger could come from Bright Diamond, who could hardly have been more impressive when bolting up at Newmarket on debut. But, with a solid Group 3 run under her belt already, we would rather side with Mottisfont.
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Treasure Trove (2.30 Curragh) – 7/2
We head over to Ireland for our next selection, where TREASURE TROVE looks a great price to gain a first win at Group level. Paddy Twomey’s filly looked a star in the making when winning at York last time out and she looks ready to follow-up in this.
He got the better of Rockey Rodney in that York victory last weekend, and that horse has some excellent form to her name. This may be a step up in trip, but the way she hit the line suggests he can handle the extra distance here.
It would be no surprise to see her go off as clear favourite for this, and she rates as a confident bet and our strongest fancy on the Curragh card on Saturday.
Recommended BetTREASURE TROVE (2:30 Curragh) 7/2 Bet Now! New Customers only. 18+. T&C’s Apply. begambleaware.org.
Vadream (3.15 Newmarket) – 13/2
Charlie Fellowes has his yard in fine form of late, currently operating at a 22% strike-rate in recent weeks, and can land another winner with VADREAM. She’s had a short break and will appreciate the drop in class into Listed company.
Her three efforts this year don’t look much on paper, but she’s been in much better quality races than what she will face here. She finished sixth in the Duke Of York stakes (Group 2) on her seasonal return, but dwelt at the start and never got close enough to mount a serious challenge. She was slowly away again in the Platinum Jubilee Stakes (Group 1) at Royal Ascot, which put paid to her chances in that. Her most recent race came over in France, and she didn’t put up much of a challenge there either.
This will be the first time dropping out of Group company since her debut run, and she’s put in some solid performances in that time to show she is more than capable of a win at this level. Her last win came on soft ground so she will appreciate the expected soft going and can gain a much needed win here.
Recommended BetVADREAM (3:15 Newmarket) 13/2 Bet Now! New Customers only. 18+. T&C’s Apply. begambleaware.org.
Nahanni (3.50 Newmarket) – 5/1
This is a drop down in class for NAHANNI, who has been racing in much stronger company lately. Charlie Appleby’s gelding has been difficult to win with of late, but this drop into class 2 company looks the perfect opportunity for him to get back into the winners enclosure.
So far in his short career he has won three of his seven races, including an impressive nine length romp at Leicester back in April and a win in Listed company at Epsom later that month. Since that run, he’s finished seventh in the Derby, sixth in the Queen’s Vase and a disappointing showing last time out at Hamilton. He’s had a short break since that run so hopefully he comes back refreshed and can put that run behind him.
He may have only raced over this trip once, but that was in Group 2 company, so at least we know the trip shouldn’t be an issue. Adam Kirby has been on board him twice, and has been on board for one of his wins, so we’re happy enough that’s back on board here.
At the prices he looks a cracking option to include in our lucky 15, let’s just hope the drop in class does the trick!