Sunday’s Lucky 15 – Our UK Racing Best Bets On January 16
Horse Racing Tips on Sunday, January 16
There are just two meetings in Britain on Sunday, January 16th with the action coming from Kelso and all-weather action from Southwell. Our expert tipster has produced their best bets across the cards, which make up our advised Sunday Lucky 15.
Eternal Light (12:55 Southwell)
Newmarket handler James Fanshawe sends ETERNAL LIGHT up to Southwell this Sunday after an encouraging first start in handicap company last time out at Wolverhampton over an extended 1mile when finishing third.
The four-year-old was lining up last time out off a mark of just 60 after finishing down the field in her opening three runs in maiden and novice company, but the filly certainly caught the eye staying on in the closing stages to finish third behind Lenny’s Spirit and eventual winner Capricious.
There should be plenty more to come from Eternal Light now dropped a further 1lb by the handicapper, the unexposed filly is taken to turn the tables on the aforementioned Ed Dunlop charge with further improvement to come on just her fifth career start.
Jamil (13.35 Kelso)
It’s hard to be confident about the majority of this field on recent form but there is a couple of interesting angles that could make JAMIL worthy of some interest at the likely prices on Sunday afternoon.
Sent off huge prices in his opening three starts over hurdles in Maiden and Novice company, Jamil failed to get competitive finishing ultimately well beaten on each occasion. However, it was a more encouraging performance last time out on handicap debut and although beaten 15l, he shaped with promise after attracting some support at big prices in a Catterick Handicap on New Year’s Day to finish fifth.
The handicapper has dropped him 3lb for that latest run and it’s interesting that connections have decided to enlist the services of former champion conditional Danny McMenamin after that encouraging effort and it’s worth noting that it’s the jockey’s only ride on Sunday’s six-race card.
Red Jasper (14.30 Southwell)
RED JASPER is certainly worth supporting in this 7f contest as he lines up off a career-low mark of 56 on just his second start for new connections.
Formerly with Mick Appleby, the five-year-old had previously operated from significantly higher marks in the past and despite his last win coming just short of two years ago, he did so off a mark of 71 for his previous yard.
Based now with trainer Mark Loughnane, Red Jasper ran his best race for some time when travelling well turning for home before fading out of contention in the closing stages over an extended 1mile at Wolverhampton in December.
A subsequent 2lb drop in the weights make him look attractively handicapped now reverting to 7f after that encouraging return to form and he can return to winning ways with in-form rider David Probert maintaining the partnership.
Sandie’s Dream (15:30 Southwell)
There was plenty of market support for SANDIE’S DREAM last time out at Newcastle and despite finishing fourth on that occasion, the three-year-old endured trouble in running and had lost all chance before finding a gap in the latter stages of the contest.
A 2lb drop in the weights looks lenient and certainly appeared to appreciate the step up to 7f last time out after previously struggling over 6f in her previous four outings. There should be more to come over this trip for Marco Botti’s charge and with the yard having a few winners in the last couple of weeks, connections will be expecting a big run from the filly and she can shed her maiden tag at the sixth time of asking.