Saturday’s 7,679/1 Lucky 15 – Racing Tips Best Bets on December 11
Horse Racing Tips On Saturday, December 11
There are five meetings across Britain on Saturday with the action coming from Cheltenham, Doncaster, Hereford, Newcastle and Wolverhampton. Our expert tipster has produced their best bets across Saturday’s cards, which make up our advised Saturday Lucky 15.
Some Reign (12:20 Doncaster)
Progressive Novice hurdler Stepney Causeway put in a solid round of jumping on his first start over fences and Dan Skelton’s charge will be fancied by many to take this contest. However, the four-year-old moves into handicap company against some in-form rivals on just his second chase start including SOME REIGN who was impressive last time out.
Rose Dobbin’s ten-year-old cruised into contention before readily putting his rivals away at Musselburgh back in October. Some Reign has run creditably on the majority of his start over fences and has now won two of his last four starts over the larger obstacles and has certainly improved for a recent layoff.
The ten-year-old does have to shoulder top weight but there’s a feeling he has improved over the last few months and is no stranger to carrying a welter burden after winning off 12-0 at Hexham back in October 2020.
Notre Pari (13:15 Cheltenham)
Seven-year-old NOTRE PARI has so far failed to live up to expectations since going chasing and Olly Murphy’s charge has yet to win over the larger obstacles. However, there have been a few indications recently that the JP McManus owned gelding is poised to strike.
Back in April this year, Notre Pari travelled much the best in a Class 3 Handicap before finishing third over 2m4f. After a 221-day break, he returned at Carlisle again over 2m4f when looking the most likely winner before ultimately finding the progressive Emir Sacree of Nicky Henderson’s too strong close home.
Notre Pari now reverts back to 2miles on a stiff track which should really suit. Trainer Olly Murphy continues to be in sensational form and it looks particularly significant that jockey Aidan Coleman is set to ride off just 10-3 and Notre Pari will receive plenty of weight from his rivals.
Lalor (13:50 Cheltenham)
The feature Grade 3 contest on Cheltenham’s Saturday card and course regular Coole Cody was still leading when falling two out in the Paddy Power Gold Cup last month and will be looking to bounce back at Prestbury Park.
Midnight Shadow will look to complete a historic double after taking the Paddy Power Gold Cup at the November Meeting. He should go well again but this looks a tough task now conceding weight to Paul Nicholls’ LALOR who was doing all his best work late on when making his stable debut in the aforementioned contest.
Previously with Kayley Woollacott, Lalor made a highly encouraging stable debut for Paul Nicholls when powering up the famous hill to finish third last time out. A bold show looks assured on Saturday now returning back to Prestbury Park where the Nicholls runner has only been out of the frame on one occasion and that came in the 2019 Arkle.
The nine-year-old has often been a hype horse amongst many punters but if anyone is going to rekindle his old spark and winning form then it’s going to be the 12-time Champion trainer Paul Nicholls.
Her Indoors (15:35 Cheltenham)
Alan King runs two in the Class 2 Mares’ hurdle event and it will be interesting to see if Wynn House can follow up a recent victory at Wincanton after staying on strongly to prevail close home. However, there might be more to come from HER INDOORS who is still only a four-year-old and has often hinted that a step up in trip would suit her.
Her indoors should strip a lot fitter for a recent fifth in the Listed bet365 Mares’ Hurdle at Wetherby after previously having a spin on the flat at Nottingham back in October. The filly will have stamina to prove on Saturday on her first try over 2m4f but her previous two winning hurdle runs have indicated that she is ready for this kind of test when staying on powerfully to land Listed and Grade 3 prizes at Doncaster and Cheltenham over 2miles earlier in the year.
The four-year-old filly has held rank in better company than this in the past and she holds a leading chance now back in Class 2 company.