Thursday’s 7,375/1 Lucky 15 – Our UK Racing Best Bets On June 2
Horse Racing Tips on Thursday, June 2
There are six meetings spread across Britain on Thursday, June 2nd with the action coming from Leicester, Uttoxeter, Hamilton, Redcar, Ffos Las and Chelmsford. Our expert tipster has produced their best bets across the cards, which make up our advised Thursday Lucky 15.
Hyperfocus (2.36 Hamilton) 12/1
The Platinum Jubilee Celebrations Clyde Handicap is the feature race at Hamilton on Thursday, and at the prices, HYPERFOCUS rates the one to side with for Tim Easterby and jockey David Allan.
Now an 8yo, Hyperfocus hasn’t managed to get his head in front since September 2020, yet that victory came off a mark of 86, and he now finds himself on a rating of 84.
Hyperfocus has shown to be in good form this season, building on a Redcar fourth when short headed into second over this course and distance. Although not quite at that level at York latest, that run came in a valuable 21-runner Sunday Series handicap, and whilst this is the same grade the smaller field is expected to be to Hyperfocus’ benefit (five of six career wins recorded in field sizes of 11 or less).
That penultimate run proves Hyperfocus clearly handles this track, and when considering he was rated a stone above this mark at his peak, there should be races well within his capabilities off ratings similar to this.
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You’re On Mute (2.45 Leicester) 7/1
Progressive at a low level in maiden/novice company so far, YOU’RE ON MUTE could take a big step forward for the switch to handicaps and looks worth siding with in the Leicester Hospitals Charity Fillies’ Handicap on Thursday afternoon.
From the family of a US Grade 1 winner, You’re On Mute has finished no closer than fifth in three starts on the track to date, yet she looked disadvantaged by her track position at Newmarket on penultimate start and is entitled to come on for a recent Windsor reappearance.
The handicapper hasn’t gone overboard by any means with an opening mark of 67, and it’s worth noting that this is the sole runner on the card for trainer Chris Wall, who has been operating at a +22.28 profit to level stakes with his runners at Leicester in the last five seasons.
With William Buick booked to do the steering, You’re On Mute isn’t expected to be travelling here to make up the numbers.
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Under Fox (4.25 Leicester) 10/3
Leicester’s Bank Holiday card concludes with the Filbert Fox Handicap, a race in which King Power Racing is strongly represented – their UNDER FOX looking the pick of the field.
This Dandy Man gelding cost an eyewatering €220,000 as a yearling, and whilst he’s clearly failed to live up to what was once expected of him, he has progressed well at a modest level since blinkers were applied, producing form figures of 1243122 in the headgear.
Under Fox made a promising start to his 4yo campaign when second at Thirsk in April, with the front two pulling a couple of lengths clear of the remainder. That run suggested that the handicapper still hadn’t quite caught up with Under Fox, and whilst he’s up in the weights and in grade here, this really doesn’t look the strongest of races.
With a distinct lack of pace options, it wouldn’t at all be a surprise to see him make all here under Rob Hornby – who takes over in the saddle for the first time today.
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Turntable (4.45 Redcar) 8/1
The likes of Pride Of America and Forest Falcon could ensure they go at a decent pace in this year’s renewal of the Racing TV Zetland Gold Cup Handicap, and if that is the case, both Lightening Company and TURNTABLE would be favoured.
Of that duo, slight preference is for the Chris Wall runner, who put up a hugely encouraging comeback run when second in the Suffolk Handicap during Newmarket’s Guineas meeting.
That effort came despite Turntable challenging from nearer the stands rail than the remainder of the field, considered a disadvantage during the Guineas meeting, and lugging to his right once put under pressure.
It’s not ridiculous to state that Turntable could have won but for those factors, so although up 3lb he still appears to be on a workable mark, whilst Turntable won second time out in both 2020 and 2021, so this appears to be historically a good time to catch him.