Sunday’s 4,888/1 Lucky 15 – Our Best Bets in the UK on November 28

Horse racing comes from Southwell and Carlisle on Sunday where both tracks stage seven-race cards.Horse racing comes from Southwell and Carlisle on Sunday where both tracks stage seven-race cards.

Horse Racing Tips on Sunday, November 28

Carlisle and Leicester are the hosts of UK racing on Sunday, with 13 races between them. Our editor has picked out four selections for a massive 4,888/1 Lucky 15.


Pilgrims King (1:15 Carlisle)

A hurdling debutant for the Bowens, it is the form of PILGRIMS KING’s bumper efforts that make him the pick in this novice hurdle.

A Distant Place is already a winner in this sphere after coming home victorious at Hereford at the start of the month, which was impressive after a layoff, but Pilgrims King was runner-up in his last two bumpers, the second of which came against Brief Times, who has won his first two starts over hurdles.

Another rival from that race has won over hurdles already, so the form is working out strongly. He’ll receive 6lbs from the aforementioned favourite and is comfortably the most appealing of the hurdling debutants.


The Cob (2:20 Carlisle)

With the weather set to turn conditions softer by tomorrow morning at Carlisle, this could suit Ben Pauling’s THE COB perfectly come race time.

A three-time winner over hurdles, he is best known for having stormed home in an attritional running of the Grade 2 River Don Novices’ Hurdle at Doncaster in January. Simply put, he is an out and out stayer and ground conditions were far too quick when he was tailed off in the Albert Bartlett at the Cheltenham Festival.

A mark of 136 possibly underrates him when conditions fall his way. It wouldn’t take much rain/snow before race time to turn things strongly in his favour and he’s up to winning a staying handicap hurdle of this nature.


Juge Et Parti (2:50 Carlisle)

Brian Hughes is in terrific form as ever and JUGE ET PARTI can be trusted to give him another winner as he storms clear in the jockeys’ championship.

He has won two of his five chase starts, including his first start for James Ewart in July. He was then third on his reappearance at Carlisle and runs off the same mark here with fitness on his side.

The favourite Morning Spirit fell on his first attempt at fences and it takes a leap of faith to trust him after that, especially as he may not have been running long enough to have truly gained some race fitness for this. With Juge Et Parti also being a guaranteed stayer at this trip, he is going to set a very stern marker to beat.


Begin The Luck (3:00 Leicester)

BEGIN THE LUCK achieved a double at Southwell in the spring, but after a few winless starts, he can return to the winners’ enclosure once again.

He was fourth after 141 days off the track over course and distance, but that looked a decent contest and he has been dropped 2lbs as a result. He was very narrowly beaten off 1lb lower than his mark of 105 back at Southwell in June. He clearly improves for his racing and this race may be the last time we see Caroline Bailey’s stable star for a few months.

An interesting wildcard in the field is Fanfan Du Seuil who was rated 136, but having been campaigned briefly in France by Tom George, is rated just 112 and has put in some decent efforts recently.