Thursday’s 2,016/1 Lucky 15 – Best Bets from UK Racing on November 25
Horse Racing Tips on Thursday November 25
There are four meetings throughout the UK on Thursday, from Lingfield and Taunton over jumps, and Wolverhampton and Chelmsford on the all-weather. Our expert has picked out a Lucky 15 from across these meetings at a price of 2,016/1
Dorking Lad (2:17 Lingfield)
A field of 13 go for this novices’ handicap which has ensured a very open market. Running for the Moores, DORKING LAD is the pick at the weights.
He has not always found it easy to get his head in front and has four seconds to go alongside his sole victory over obstacles. He was also narrowly denied a second win when leading on the run-in at Fontwell the weekend before last, but despite officially being raised 3lbs, he gets to run off the same mark of 112 here.
Dorking Lad only has one below him in the handicap here and his last run was a significant progression from his chasing debut back in October. The trip and ground are no barrier to his chances and the addition of blinkers may help him knuckle down where it matters.
Admirable Lad (2:35 Wolverhampton)
After a string of respectable mid-division finishes over six furlongs, ADMIRABLE LAD produced what looks like a clear career best at Wolverhampton on his latest start.
The fact that coincided with the drop to five furlongs is surely no fluke and a rise of 6lbs does not look overly harsh on Chelsea Banham’s three-year-old. A mark of 61 may be no obstacle if he has now found his optimum trip.
The draw in stall 11 is not ideal, but might simply add a nice amount of juice to his price, with many of his rivals failing to produce their best form on the all-weather in recent outings. Indeed, he is the only horse in the field with a victory in any of their last three starts and with momentum often so key at this level, he can strike again.
Sixth Street (4:20 Chelmsford)
The three winners, Baileys Accolade, Sassy Rascal and Tippy Toes, may find it tricky to defy penalties in this novice race, with a couple seemingly waiting to pounce for their first victories.
One of those is SIXTH STREET for Richard Hannon and Sean Levey. He was second on his debut at Wolverhampton at this trip, but was caught wide at Bath back over five furlongs on his second start which would surely have impacted his progress on his turf debut.
Back on the all-weather and six furlongs, he would not need to improve much from his first ever start to be involved here/ Being drawn in stall 2 is also a plus and should ensure he has significantly fewer traffic problems on this occasion.
Victory Star (5:35 Wolverhampton)
It was probably generous of the handicapper to drop VICTORY STAR down 1lb for his handicap debut at Kempton last month.
That was a reasonable enough start in this sphere for Mark Johnston’s charge with him only tiring in the closing stages. With 5lb claimer Oliver Stammers taking over the mount, you could argue he is even better handicapped, as Joe Fanning takes the ride on Can Can Girl.
He is ultimately the least exposed in this field, has improved with every start since September and is very smartly bred. Handicaps of better quality may well beckon in time.