Sunday’s 5,369/1 Lucky 15 – Our UK Racing Best Bets On August 7
Horse Racing Tips on Sunday, August 7
The Haydock meeting of the Sunday Series is live on ITV Racing on Sunday, but that is not all. Meetings from Windsor and Leicester also take place in England on the day and all three are represented in out 5,369/1 Lucky 15 best bets.
Sofia Cat (2.40 Windsor)
Both Sassy Belle and Song Of Success have second-placed finishes and are the clear form picks, but even with a rate of improvement, they could be beatable here.
Ralph Beckett’s yard have a better strike rate with two-year-olds than any other age group so far this season and SOFIA CAT may be dangerous on debut. She is bred to be smart and speedy, so a 6f maiden will be right up her street if she is fit and ready.
She is a daughter of Jungle Cat, a livewire juvenile for Charlie Appleby back in his racing career and the early signs are that he could produce a number of useful youngsters. His Miss Jungle Cat has already won twice and indeed two of the only three of his progeny to have raced so far have won.
Three of Sofia Cat’s half-siblings also made the winners enclosure when they were racing, one of whom was the Group-winning Ventura Rebel, who was also placed in Group company as a juvenile. There is every chance this filly can contend from the off.
Sarsons Risk (3.52 Leicester)
True Courage faces a significant burden in this contest and it might be worth looking at SARSONS RISK, who is off the kindest racing weight at the bottom of the five.
He made a promising start to his career at Newbury last season when third over 7f, but life has been slightly more difficult since. That said, he was not disgraced on return at Windsor when sixth to the useful Maksud in a novice event.
Thereafter, he has been down the field in handicaps. The first of those, however, was a decent run, as though he was last of seven over course and distance, he was beaten only 3½ lengths and was running on only to continuously be checked for room.
He was disappointing last time at Doncaster, but is down 2lb and back to 1m4f. Those factors give him a chance in this small field.
Love Dreams (4.40 Windsor)
This 1m handicap has two in this who won last time, but neither massively convinces.
Savrola, despite his short price, only held on by a nose in a four-runner field last time, while Asdaa’s win was right out of the blue. Following that up will be difficult and the six-year-old has a lot to prove.
Instead, it is the veteran, LOVE DREAMS who might win on his 66th career start. He was rated 106 at his peak and his two runs this year at Windsor have been among his best in the past couple of seasons.
He won here in April off this mark of 73 and was also a close third off 3lb higher. He may just be able to show the younger horses up here. At the very least, the discrepancy in prices between the favourite and the rest is a surprise.
Queen Aminatu (6.15 Haydock)
The step up to 1m may just catch out Tarrabb based on his pedigree and there is a chance that QUEEN AMINATU has a lot to offer back in handicap company.
She was tilting very ambitiously at Listed company last time when only sixth to Grande Dame at Sandown, but the winner at least looks useful. Prior to that, she had form of 22113, most of which looks solid.
Her first four starts were on all-weather surfaces, where she got off the mark in a novice event at Wolverhampton, before winning on her handicap debut at Lingfield. She was only rated 75 in that race and was unlucky not to follow up over 7f on her first run on turf when not getting the clearest run towards the finish.
That effort came off this mark, albeit on soft ground, but she is likely to cope with good ground as well. It is a surprise to see her at an each-way price.