Thursday’s 6,035/1 Lucky 15 – Racing Tips Best Bets on December 9
Horse Racing Tips On Thursday, December 9
There are four meetings spread across Britain on Thursday with the action coming from Chelmsford, Newcastle, Taunton and Warwick. Our expert tipster has produced their best bets across Thursday’s cards, which make up our advised Thursday Lucky 15.
Leopolds Rock (12:40 Newcastle)
Philip Kirby’s five-year-old LEOPOLDS ROCK showed definite signs of promise last time out at Sedgefield when finishing fourth after racing keenly throughout.
Leopolds Rock came in for strong market support on that occasion and was only beaten just over 4l come the line. That was a step in the right direction after previously being beaten out of sight in his only three previous outings over hurdles.
Connections may have finally found the key to him and he remains very lightly raced in this sphere and looks like a leading player in a very ordinary Handicap event.
Midnight Callisto (13:35 Taunton)
Lime Drop will be fancied by many to complete the hat trick for trainer Henry Daly however it may be worth siding with MIDNIGHT CALLISTO who ran a solid race last time out at Southwell and will greatly appreciate the return to 2miles.
Anthony Honeyball’s mare has been expensive to follow since winning a bumper at Fontwell impressively in 2019 but is certainly capable of winning a race of this nature and was not beaten far at Southwell last time out after racing prominently throughout over 2m4f.
Midnight Callisto is not short of speed and the drop to 2miles on a tight track are big positives for the six-year-old and she could be tough to reel in under useful 5lb claimer Ben Godfrey if getting her own way in front.
Emmas Joy (14:00 Warwick)
The Listed Mares’ Novices’ Chase looks competitive on first viewing with The Glancing Queen and Irish raider Kapard both looking to follow up on recent chasing debut wins and Little River Bay looking to remain unbeaten over the larger obstacles. However, connections of EMMAS JOY will be hoping a return to this track can bring about another career success and she might be worth chancing at the prices.
The former Grade 2 hurdle winner was no match for the Glancing Queen on Chase debut last time out but would have certainly needed that introduction after a 608-day break. The eight-year-old mare jumped well throughout and should strip fitter for that reappearance over an inadequate 2m1f trip.
Dan Skelton’s charge has course figures of 5-1-2-1 and should pose a live threat to the market principals now returning to a more suitable distance on just her second chasing start.
Royal Heart (18:00 Chelmsford)
Three-year-old Maiden ROYAL HEART was an eye-catcher last time out when finishing with a rattle after meeting all sorts of trouble in running at Lingfield under jockey Thore Hammer Hansen.
Royal Heart was bumped at the start as the stalls opened and had to race in the rear for the majority of the 6f contest before finding a gap late on to ultimately finish seventh. Ed Dunlop’s charge would have certainly finished a lot closer without meeting interference, however, the yard will be pleased that the handicapper has dropped him 1lb as a result of that latest effort.
Connections obviously think a win is imminent for Royal heart as the three-year-old has been supported into second favourite on the last two occasions. Now down to a mark of 49, Royal Heart should have no problem in picking up one of these low-grade handicaps and holds leading claims to gain a first career win on Thursday.