Thursday’s 4,273/1 Lucky 15 – Our E/W Fancies For 1st September

Four meetings go to post across the UK, including the next round of the Racing League at Windsor. Our Lucky 15 for Thursday, 1st September includes two on the Racing League card, plus two runners at Salisbury.

Our expert tipster has produced their best bets across the cards, which make up our advised Thursday Lucky 15.

*Odds correct at time of posting – 3:40pm Wednesday 31st August*

Miami Girl (3.20 Salisbury) – 8/1

The Group 3 feature at Salisbury should be a cracking race, and we’re siding with Richard Hannon to continue his fantastic recent record in the race. In the past five renewals, he’s won three of the four he’s had entries in, and placed in the other! 

He has two entries this year – Immortal Beauty and Miami Girl. Of the pair, we’re keen to side with Frankie Dettori’s mount MIAMI GIRL. There’s plenty to like about her form, particularly her three most recent races.

At Royal Ascot, she finished fifth in the Queen Mary Stakes (Maria Branwell third), but was hampered early on and still only finished less than five lengths off the winner Dramatised. Next time out, she won a Class 2 at Windsor, where the runner-up Cuban Mistress has since won in Listed company. Most recently, she could only finish 11th in the Super Sprint at Wetherby, but even then she was only three lengths behind Maria Branwell there, and she was giving her 6lb that day. They’ll be racing off equal weights today so we expect that form to reverse.

The only doubt we have is she’s yet to race over six furlongs, but her breeding suggests it should suit and she can maintain Richard Hannon’s superb recent record in the race.

Glamorous Breeze (4.30 Windsor) – 11/2

Christopher Mason has his yard in excellent form, with 4 winners from 11 runners in the past couple of weeks (36% strike-rate) and he can strike gold in the opener on the Racing League Windsor card with GLAMOROUS BREEZE

Having only finished out of the places once in her last seven races, she’s currently in serious form and doesn’t look to be in the grasp of the handicapper just yet. She remains on a mark of 82 and was only beaten a neck last time out off the same mark. 

She has an impressive cruising speed which could find some of her rivals out, and the big field should play to her strengths. Equality and Kimngrace could give her most to think about, but with the trainer in top form we’re happy to side with Glamorous Breeze.

Miramichi (4.56 Salisbury) – 9/2

Tom Dascombe’s MIRAMICHI has been knocking on the door of late and this looks an excellent opportunity for him to gain a first win in over a year. 

With a 7111126226 (4-10) record over this trip, including two runner-up finishes this year, we can be sure of a good run for our money again here. He was no match for the unbeaten Francesco Clemente at Newmarket in July, but did beat Menai Bridge cosily and he’s since followed up class 3 company. 

He’s been dropped to a mark of 81 following his sixth placed finish at Haydock earlier in August, and having already won off 82 in the past he should surely go close in this. 

His biggest danger could come from Rogue Rocket, who didn’t have the race run to suit last time on his first try at this trip. We’d sooner side with the experienced Miramichi to make the most of his lowest mark in over a year to gain a much deserved win.

Island Bandit (6.00 Windsor) – 6/1

Heather Main’s ISLAND BANDIT has seen his fortunes change since the application of blinkers. He’s won his last three on the bounce since being fitted with the headgear and looks excellent value to land a four-timer at Windsor here. 

This is a step up in class for him but he’s in such good form, it’s difficult to ignore. The blinkers remain and with top young Irish apprentice Ryan Sexton taking a valuable 5lb off here, he should be able to take the step up in class in his stride here to keep the winning run going. 

The favourite Snapcracklepop has already been beaten by our selection (finished fourth when Island Bandit won at Sandown in August) and at the prices, we’d much rather side with Island Bandit to confirm that form.