Four meeting go to post to round off the week on Sunday, 16th October, with a couple of good-looking cards in Ireland plus two jumps meetings in the UK. Our lucky 15 includes selections in the two Listed races at Naas, plus one apiece from the jumps cards at Cork and Sedgefield.
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 – 4:30pm Friday 14th October
Believeinmiracles (2.55 Naas) – 14/1
The first of the two Listed races at Naas looks an open race, with A P O’Brien’s Toy heading the betting, but although she’s taking a big drop in class she’s also dropping down in trip, which she might struggle with. Because of that, we’re taking her on with Willie McCreery’s BELIEVEINMIRACLES.
For starters, she’s the right age for the race, with each of the last five renewals going to 3YO’s. Plus, she’s in good form of late – winning a good-looking maiden at Gowran Park, where the third-placed Redressed has since come out and won to boost the form.
Believeinmiracles then stepped up to Group 3 company at Gowran Park last month and didn’t disgrace herself, finishing fifth and only going down by four lengths. The step back in to Listed company looks a wise move and could be enough to see her get back to winning ways, at the chief expense of the O’Brien runner Toy.
One For Bobby (3.30 Naas) – 6/1
Frankel Filly ONE FOR BOBBY has been racing against higher quality opposition than what she will face here and the drop back into Listed company looks to be a wise move.
She was staying on strongly on her first effort in Group company, when finishing third in the Kilboy Estate Stakes at the Curragh back in July. The fourth (Rumbles Of Thunder) and seventh (Potapova) that day have since come out and won Group races themselves to further boost that form.
She was then tested in Group 1 company in the Nassau Stakes, but was unsurprisingly no match for the impressive Nashwa that day, finishing a distant sixth. She then dropped back to Group 2 company in the Blandford Stakes but a poor start cost her any real chance that day and she ended up finishing almost sixth lengths off the winner.
We’re hopeful the step up in trip could eke out some improvement with her and the fact she’s back in Listed company should see her finishing in the places at a minimum. Yaxeni has also placed in Group company and rates as the biggest danger, but One For Bobby receives 8lb from that rival and she’s the one who gets our vote.
Raddle And Hum (3.50 Sedgefield) – 9/2
Wind surgery seems to have done the trick with RADDLE AND HUM and she looks more than good enough to complete the hat-trick in the feature at Sedgefield.
Since the wind surgery, Ann Duffield’s mare has had four races – winning two and placing in the other two, with the two wins coming most recently. She seems to be getting better with each race, and was pushed out to win her last race by eleven lengths.
This will be her furthest trip of her career, but she’s won her last race without being tested too much and her stamina should hold out here. The Two Amigos could be her biggest competition for the win, but she receives over a stone from that one and that’s a big help over this stamina-sapping trip. Raddle And Hum rates a confident bet and in our opinion rates as one of the best bets on the card.
Kitty Galore (4.50 Cork) – 5/1
Nine of the last ten renewals of this race have gone to horses prominent in the betting, with just one winner returning at double-figure odds. Therefore, we’re looking towards the head of the betting, and the one we’ve come down on is KITTY GALORE.
Her front-running tactics almost came off last time out, eventually losing out to the more experienced Jeremys Flame at Galway. She still finished comfortably clear of the rest, including Vado Forte who lines up here too. Our pick is now 4lb better off with that rival so should confirm placings with him.
Fan De Blues was an impressive winner last time out and runs off the same mark here. He is probably the biggest danger, but he has to give over a stone to Kitty Galore and he might find that too much.