Saturday’s 7,791/1 Lucky 15 – Our UK Racing Best Bets On June 10
Saturday’s racing features competitive action across Britain and Ireland. Out 7,791/1 Lucky 15 best bets feature three from Sandown and one from Chester.
Vee Sight (1.40 Sandown)
Aldhaja comes off the back of a promising victory, while Maplewood is an obvious candidate for Godolphin. However, William Buick is at York, suggesting Charlie Appleby’s protagonists for his powerful owners will mostly be up north for the day.
Instead, it is the thrice-raced VEE SIGHT who looks a fascinating contender on his seasonal debut. Though he has been unplaced in his three races so far, they have looked especially strong ones for the level he has contested.
He has also steadily improved for each start and his mark of 74 for a first run in handicap company is very gentle. He is a three-part brother to Group 1 winner Scope and is a half-sibling (or more closely-related) to five winners with RPRs of 93 or above for his trainer Ralph Beckett. Given Scope has excelled at more marathon trips, this increase in distance by two furlongs is a positive.
This race looks ideal for him to make some progress now that he steps up in trip. If ready for his first outing of the season, he is lurking on an extremely dangerous mark.
Outgate (3.20 Chester)
A recent winner for Daniel & Claire Kubler over course and distance, OUTGATE has a fabulous chance of doing so again for Derby winning jockey Richard Kingscote. He regains the ride after being aboard on his seasonal return.
His form of 213 this season is the best in this field, with his second at Newmarket being behind a very promising horse. He was drawn in stall one when successful here at the start of May, but stall two is just as beneficial.
He was third at Haydock last time under Tom Marquand when not getting away quickly enough. That would be slightly concerning back at this track, though he still managed to place, finishing only behind an unbeaten winner and a very progressive runner-up.
That he can compete off the same mark of 93 here is useful and he looks very likely to be involved if able to get off to a level enough break.
World Of Windhover (3.25 Sandown)
The third leg of the Lucky 15 comes just five minutes after the second. It could be a particularly profitable spell.
This race over the minimum trip plays host to four previous course and distance winners. However, none of those are arriving in anything like their best form, which leaves this open for one of the other ten to join them as victors over track and trip.
Celsius made a very promising return for Tom Clover recently, but the vote goes to WORLD OF WINDHOVER for Chris Dwyer and Silvestre De Sousa. The five-year-old has led an intriguing life in racing so far.
He was a £190,000 purchase as a yearling, but did not make it to a racecourse until he was four last April. In that time, his previous owners, Shadwell Estate, decided to recoup some of their losses, though they only did so to the tune of 2,000gns in August 2020 at Tattersalls’ August sale.
However, he has done well for Dwyer and owner Nicola Thorne. He has won on three occasions, the first two of which came over 6f. He also won on his reappearance in 2022 when dropped to 5f at Yarmouth.
That was off a mark of 71 and though he was second last at Ascot since, that was back up to 6f and off a career high rating, from which he has been dropped back 2lb to 73. If repeating a similar level of performance to that yarmouth race, then he is right in with a chance.
Dancing Harry (5.10 Sandown)
This time one of the track and trip scoreresis fancied to go in again, as DANCING HARRY can defy top-weight in the final race on Sandown’s card.
Roger Teal’s charge deliberately dodged his declaration for York on Friday, with preference for this contest. He had form figures of 231 at this venue when trained by Roger Charlton last term, including a handicap success off a mark of 78 last summer. He swiftly backed that up by five lengths on Newmarket’s July course off 2lb higher.
He moved to Teal’s yard last October and three runs since have produced mixed results. After one solitary run for the yard that autumn, he returned with a very encouraging runner-up effort at Nottingham to a comfortable winner at Nottingham. Dancing Harry was three lengths clear of the third that day.
Off a mark of 83, he was well-held at Goodwood most recently, though his record at that track is underwhelming. He has showed markedly better form at Sandown and a mark of 81 does not look unworkable for him here.