Sunday’s 8,398/1 Lucky 15 – Our UK Racing Best Bets On June 12
Horse Racing Tips on Sunday, June 12
There are just the two meetings spread across Britain on Sunday, June 12th with the action coming from Doncaster and Salisbury. Our expert tipster has produced their best bets across the cards, which make up our advised Sunday Lucky 15.
Loquace (2.40 Salisbury) 14/1
A 67,000 guineas yearling, LOQUACE hasn’t managed to live up to that price tag in eight starts to date, but she had some eye-catching form to her name last season which would suggest that she’s well treated off a mark of 69 for this Ford Civil Engineering Fillies’ Handicap.
Richard Hannon’s filly was third in a Bath nursery last September when just over 2l off the winner Mr Professor (met on just 1lb better terms), a horse who is now officially rated a whopping 22lb higher.
Loquace herself is 6lb lower, and there were positives to be taken from her reappearance third at Leicester, form which has been franked since. Although admittedly not at that level the last twice, Pat Dobbs takes over in the saddle for the first time today and he’s been a particularly profitable rider to follow in the last couple of weeks.
Recommended BetLOQUACE (2:40pm Salisbury) 14/1 Bet Now! New Customers only. 18+. T&C’s Apply. begambleaware.org.
Kattani (5.00 Salisbury) 13/2
Quite an open-looking 1m2f Wateraid Mildren Construction Handicap here, and it could pay to take a chance on KATTANI for Mick Appleby and Tom Marquand.
This gelding finished better than the bare result suggests when eighth in a competitive Sunday Series handicap last month, and given he took a big step forward the second time out in both 2020 and 2021, an improvement on that showing can be expected.
As recently as October, Kattani was a winner over this trip at Nottingham and the horse directly behind that day, Moktasaab, won his next two starts and is officially rated 13lb higher.
Kattani finds himself just a pound above that winning mark, and Tom Marquand is back aboard today for the first time since that win, so back over what looks like his optimum trip, there is enough in his favour to put him up as the advised play.
Recommended BetKATTANI (5:00pm Salisbury) 13/2 Bet Now! New Customers only. 18+. T&C’s Apply. begambleaware.org.
Eddie The Beagle (5.35 Salisbury) 11/2
The favourite for the H S Lester Memorial Challenge Cup Handicap is currently Caius Chorister, but she might find this ground quick enough and it instead looks worth siding with EDDIE THE BEAGLE for William Muir & Chris Grassick.
This son of Lawman went into the notebook after finishing fifth at huge odds in a Leicester handicap just under three weeks ago, an effort worth upgrading as Eddie The Beagle was stopped when beginning to make his run and ended up challenging from nearer the stands rail than the horses ahead of him.
That represented a career-best on the figures, and given that it was his first start since December he is entitled to come on for the showing.
Stepping up to 1m4f looks certain to suit Eddie The Beagle, and the handicapper appears to have been a little generous in dropping him a pound. Nicola Currie takes over in the saddle today and given that this is only Eddie The Beagle’s third start on the turf there should be plenty of improvement to come.
Recommended BetEDDIE THE BEAGLE (5:35pm Salisbury) 11/2 Bet Now! New Customers only. 18+. T&C’s Apply. begambleaware.org.
Henery Hawk (5.42 Doncaster) 11/2
Connor Beasley is enjoying an excellent time of things in the saddle at present and his rich vein of form can continue with victory in Doncaster’s Sports Direct Doncaster Lakeside Village Handicap aboard HENERY HAWK.
This gelding hasn’t managed to get his head in front in seven starts to date, yet he finished a creditable third at Nottingham on the penultimate start when staying on from the rear in a race where the front two were both ridden prominently.
Sent off the 7/2F for a Ripon Handicap three days later, Henery Hawk didn’t quite match that level of form and there’s a very real chance that the run just came too soon.
On pedigree dropping back to 7f shouldn’t inconvenience Henery Hawk, and this return to 0-55 company can see him shed his maiden tag.