Loader’s Lucky 15 – best bets from Kempton, Newcastle and Wolverhampton

Chris Loader was in fantastic form last week and he’s picked his four top tips from Kempton, Newcastle and Wolverhampton on Monday, January 20

Lucymai (3.20 Kempton)

Lucymai hasn’t been on her A-game of late but she’s arguably been competing in hotter races. Her recent outings have seen the seven-year-old run in an All-Weather Fast-Track Qualifier at Wolverhampton and a conditions race at Lingfield, but she now takes on handicap company and looks capable of running well of her mark of 88.
A previous course-and-distance winner, the race might play to her strengths as the daughter of Multiplex likes to be held up off a strong pace. I expect her to go very close.

Maxed Out King (3.30 Newcastle)

Sue Smith has been going well in recent weeks and provided us with an 8–1 winner in the shape of Vintage Clouds at Haydock on Saturday. Maxed Out King has been running well enough to show he’s capable of winning a race of this nature.
The likely favourite is Fort De L’Ocean and he met the selection at Catterick and Market Rasen in December, and Maxed Out King gave Oliver Greenall’s runner 1lb last time, but today receives 10lb. The 12-year-old is favourably treated and today might just be his day.

Bryden Boy (4.00 Newcastle)

Bryden Boy bumped into a well-handicapped horse at Bango last time out and the winner went on to run a blinder in a Pertemps Qualifier at Warwick. Before that, Bryden Boy had bolted up at Sedgefield. Today, he lines up off 118 and that mark still looks within range on some his old form. If he can replicate his latest run, he’s a massive player.

Tulane (6.50 Wolverhampton)

Tulane keeps frustrating and ut’s now do or die for my relationship with him. His last start saw him go desperately close at Wolverhampton just before Christmas. Before that he had been unlucky, running on late or meeting in trouble along the way. That latest effort was franked by the winner Butterfield last week suggesting that form was solid. This has to be Tulane’s opportunity to break his duck.