Wednesday’s 4,141/1 Lucky 15 – Four Confident Picks On 14th September

Four meetings go to post across the UK on Wednesday 14th September, with action coming from Beverley, Kelso, Sandown and Yarmouth. Our lucky 15 focuses on the flat action, including a double on the Sandown card.

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

*Odds correct at time of posting – 3:40pm Tuesday 13th September*

Sound Angela (3.20 Yarmouth)

The feature race at Yarmouth looks a cracker and there’s plenty in with a chance – notably Ville De Grace who was close to winning the Group 2 Dahlia Stakes at Newmarket earlier in the year. However, SOUND ANGELA had a nightmare passage in a Group 3 at Deauville when last seen and would’ve undoubtedly gone closer with a clearer run. This will be easier than that and she can gain her first Group honours. 

She had won her last three races before that Deauville run, with her impressive win at Newcastle particularly eye-catching. The form of that race was boosted when the runner-up, Empirestateofmind, won next time out and recently went close in a class 2 at Doncaster.

Looking at recent runnings of the race there’s a couple of trends that go in our favour too. Three year olds have won the last four renewals, which doesn’t bode well for last year’s Ville De Grace, but is a welcome boost to our selection. Also, trainer Roger Varian has won three of the last eight renewals, so knows what level his horses need to be at to win this. 

There are some talented fillies in the mix here, and it would be no huge surprise to see the likes of Miss En Scene and Shaara challenging, but this looks the perfect opportunity for Sound Angela to resume winning ways.

Ey Up It’s Maggie (4.02 Beverley)

The soft ground should find a lot of these out here, but that won’t be the case for EY UP IT’S MAGGIE. Tony Coyle’s filly has done some of her best racing on soft ground and this race looks there for the taking. 

She’s down to a mark of 80, which is her lowest mark since May 2021, and that’s despite running well this year without getting her nose in front. She placed in a class 2 at York back in May and has done most of her racing this year in class 2 company. 

This is a steep drop in class and with Kevin Stott booked for the ride, who has been on board for two of her three wins, everything points towards a big performance from the selection.  

Her biggest challenger could be May Blossom, who beat Sherdil over C&D last month and has also won on soft going previously. But, Ey Up It’s Maggie has been racing in better races than this all year and she should take all the beating with some give underfoot.

I’ll Be There (4.10 Sandown)

I’LL BE THERE landed her first win at the third attempt of trying when making all to win gamely at Goodwood back in June, and she looks to have a bold chance of following up switching to handicap company here. 

She was always doing enough that day, and the form of that race has worked out nicely. The third (Zenga) and fourth (Qoya) have both won since, with the former going close in class 3 company last time out. 

She’s had a break since that last run, so providing trainer George Boughey has her fully fit here she should be difficult to beat. Top jockey William Buick has been booked for the ride and he can steer her to back-to-back victories.

Meleri (5.10 Sandown)

The final race on the Sandown card can go to MELERI, who is back against her own sex and back down to her preferred trip. She failed to see out 1m 2f last time out but has had two impressive runs at this trip in the past and the return to this distance can see at her best.

The first of those runs was a winning one at Newmarket, staying on well to win comfortably clear, in a race that has worked out extremely well:

2nd Cianciana – won next time out.

3rd Flower Of Thunder – has won since

4th Albion Princess – won next time out.

5th Yorkindness – won next time out.

She then stepped up in class and only found Amanzoe too good that day, and that horse has since won a class 3 at Ascot on Shergar Cup day and finished runner-up in a Class 2 at York’s Ebor meeting. 

She has the beating of Rikona through that form of her Newmarket win (Albion Princess dead-heated against her next time out), and Miss Bluebelle is yet to win at this level. The bookies seem to have missed a trick with Meleri and she rates a confident bet!