There’s only two meetings to look forward to across the UK on Sunday, 23rd October, with the action coming from Aintree and Ffos Las. Our Lucky 15 includes a trio of picks at Aintree, plus one confident pick from Ffos Las.
Our expert tipster has produced their best bets across the cards, which make up our advised Sunday Lucky 15.
*Odds correct at time of posting – 4:50pm Friday 21st October*
Glimpse Of Gala (1.30 Aintree) – 12/1
This opener can go the way of Charlie Longsdon with GLIMPSE OF GALA. The 6YO won a good race at Ludlow earlier this year and wasn’t beaten far in her reappearance run at Warwick last month.
She’s won three of her eight hurdle races, including two of her last five. Her win at Ludlow was a superb effort, where she would’ve won by more had she not made a mistake at the last. Her seasonal reappearance run was full of promise too, finishing third to a couple who had already won this season. She should strip fitter for that run and will come here ready to strike.
Bradley Roberts was on board for her victory at Ludlow and has won all three rides over hurdles this season. His 10lb claim is a huge bonus here and he can steer Glimpse Of Gala to victory here to give us a nicely priced winner!
Cloth Cap (2.05 Aintree) – 8/1
Ten-year-olds have an excellent record in this race, winning eight of the last ten renewals, and CLOTH CAP can give the younger generation another winner this year.
Jonjo O’Neill’s gelding is a class act on his day, and was even sent off as favourite for the 2021 Grand National. He hasn’t won since running out an impressive winner of a Listed race at Kelso back in March 2021, but that was off a mark of 148 and he’s down to 144 here – his lowest mark for almost two years.
He tends to run well at this time of year and has run well off the back of a break, so has the potential to strike on his seasonal reappearance. Of the rest, Minella Celebration and Dingo Dollar look the best of the rest, but we’re confident Cloth Cap can gain a long overdue win here.
Gentleman At Arms (3.15 Aintree) – 9/2
This is a decent looking race and the one who we’ve come down on is GENTLEMAN AT ARMS. Stuart Edmunds 5YO was last seen chasing home Gelino Bello in the Sefton Novices’ Hurdle and this is a much easier assignment on seasonal reappearance.
Since stepping up to trips over two miles, his record reads 12212, and the only horses to have beaten him are Stag Horn, Elle Est Belle and Gelino Bello, who are all quality horses. That runner-up performance behind Gelino Bello last time out is the best form on offer here, and that was a serious effort considering it was his first effort over three miles.
The drop back in trip is a positive and he won’t face a rival with the quality of Gelino Bello in this. This looks like the perfect opportunity for Gentleman At Arms to make a winning reappearance and we’re looking forward to seeing how he gets on this season.
Current Mood (3.30 Ffos Las) – 8/1
The feature race at Ffos Las can go the way of Welsh trainer Evan Williams’ CURRENT MOOD. The mare has won on the back of a break before and has a solid record outside of Graded races.
Her hurdles record reads 1134310 (3-7), but if you just focus on the races outside of Graded company it reads 111 (3-3). That includes a comfortable victory here in her seasonal reappearance last year, where she was eased down towards the finish and still won by fourteen lengths. She hasn’t been disgraced in Graded level, finishing third in both the G3 Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle and a Listed race at Haydock.
Both Saint Segal and Breaking Waves have a recent run under their belt, and out of the two it’s Saint Segal who could be the biggest danger, but if Current Mood returns fully fit she is certainly capable of winning this.
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