Wednesday’s 1849/1 Lucky 15 – Best Bets Across UK Races on November 24

Our Lucky 15 includes bets at Hereford, Wetherby and Kempton.Our Lucky 15 includes bets at Hereford, Wetherby and Kempton.

Horse Racing Tips on Wednesday, November 24

Wednesday’s racing in Britain sees three meetings from Hereford, Wetherby and Kempton. Our resident tipster has come up with selections to make up a 1,849/1 Lucky 15 across the cards.


Patient Dream (1:15 Wetherby)

The two most talented flat recruits in this juvenile maiden hurdle appear to be PATIENT DREAM and Skycutter, but the former appeals most.

He represents Oliver Greenall’s steadily growing stable. 37 winners last season was a clear best for him and he’s already reached 17 this time around. He may not have had a winner in the last two weeks, but none of his runners went off favourite and Furius Des Ciergues was incredibly unlucky not to win at Haydock on Saturday.

More to the point, Patient Dream’s last winning mark of 86 on the flat sets the standard, with Skycutter yet to win in this country. They’re similarly rated, but Greenall’s charge put in most of his better performances on good ground, while he’s also related to some useful stayers on the flat.

It could well go on the jumping, but the debutants look strong in this contest and he’s the most eyecatching.


Admiral Balko (1:35 Hereford)

Christian Williams’ Loup De Maulde came from miles back over course and distance to be third over course and distance last time, but he’s short enough in the market in comparison to ADMIRAL BALKO.

Chester Williams will claim 3lbs off this four-year-old’s back and he gets an 8lb allowance for his age too. His comeback run at Worcester was his second start at two-and-a-half miles, but despite winning the first, he hasn’t looked the most thorough stayer at the trip.

Back at two miles and with a run under his belt, a mark of 100 does not look too harsh, especially considering some of the opposition he came up against as a juvenile hurdler last season. This race lacks a lot of that depth and he’s well fancied.


Josie Abbing (2:40 Hereford)

At this rate, Fergal O’Brien is on course to challenge his record number of winners for the season before the turn of the year.

JOSIE ABBING could provide one more to the current tally of 81. She is one of the beneficiaries of O’Brien having teamed up with Graeme McPherson, who she was trained solely by when winning at Fontwell in September.

She has then run very creditably at Hereford and then Ascot in October. Officially, this is a class above those races, but the small field, Lilly Pinchin’s 5lb claim, and her much smaller weight than her three rivals, all combine to make this look like a great opportunity has been found.

Nikap is the big danger, but her hurdles form is not up to the standard of her recent chase runs.


Tropical Talent (6:15 Kempton)

One who might have escaped the handicapper’s clutches at Kempton is TROPICAL TALENT for David Elsworth.

Running in the famous Persian Punch colours, his early form figures look poor, but his 8th at the track in October saw him finish only three lengths adrift of horses representing Godolphin, Shadwell and Juddmonte at 150/1. He was then a respectable third over course and distance earlier in the month qualifying him for his opening mark of 70.

From the family of Fastnet Rock and Nathaniel, both of whom’s offspring tend to improve with age, Tropical Talent should not be dismissed as a two-year-old just yet. He hasn’t been the quickest away the last twice, but if he can get a more promising track position, he could progress more than most.