Horse Racing Tips on Thursday, March 31
There are four meetings spread across Britain on Thursday, March 31st, with the action coming from Chelmsford, Lingfield, Warwick and Wetherby. Three of those meetings are involve in our Lucky 15 for Thursday.
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Cap D’antibes (1.50 Lingfield)
We start things off with a confident pick in the opener at Lingfield. CAP D’ANTIBES was a game winner over course and distance last time out, and was always doing enough from the front to win comfortably. He beat Rainbow Mirage that day, who has since gone on to win a similar race at Lingfield.
Admittedly the race Cap D’antibes won was a Class 6 event, but he had previously gone close in a Class 5 race at Chelmsford the time before.
He has had three races over this distance so far this season, winning two and finishing second in the other. With top jockey Rab Havlin booked for the ride (he was on board for the victory last time out), we’re confident he will be in the thick of things here.
Jet Plane (3:58 Wetherby)
Harry Skelton tested JET PLANE in Graded company last time out, but he never got into his stride and was always towards the rear of the field. He takes a steep drop back in class today (Class 4), and the last time he raced in this class he won at Ludlow back in February.
That day he and Samtara pulled clear of the field, and despite a sustained battle in the run-in, he always seemed to be doing enough and eventually ran out a one length winner.
That was with Bridget Andrew’s on board, and today she’s replaced by Harry Skelton, who is without a doubt a more solid option.
Back in calmer waters, we’re confident Harry can steer Jet Plane back to the winners enclosure.
Champagne Supernova (4.45 Lingfield)
This one is an interesting pick. CHAMPAGNE SUPERNOVA could only finish third over course and distance last time out, with the winner Coole Spirit just over a length in front of him.
The pair re-oppose today with Champagne Supernova on much better terms, and considering there was only a length in between them, we’re confident he will come out on top this time.
Add to that the eyecatching bookie of newlywed Hollie Doyle. She has only been booked to ride Champagne Supernova twice, winning over course and distance back in December and finishing a close second at Wolverhampton almost two years ago.
The yard must clearly fancy his chances if booking Hollie for the ride, and everything seems to point towards a big ride for our selection.
Almaan (6.15 Chelmsford)
Almaan may have only finished eighth last time out, but that doesn’t tell the full story. He hadn’t raced in Class 4 company on the all-weather before, and had his path blocked when attempting to make his move. He was also racing over a distance which hasn’t seen him to best effect in the past, so we’re happy to ignore that run.
He had won his previous two races (both at today’s venue), and the fact he is top weight for this shouldn’t be an issue – he was top weight for his most recent victory.
There are some likely dangers in this race, notably Blue Flame and Always Fearless, but our selection is the only one of those to have won at Chelmsford this season. He can sign us off for the day with a win!