Wednesday’s Lucky 15 Tips
Each and every day of the racing year we bring you a bumper NAPs table to give you the inside scoop on all the plays you’ll need that day.
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So, we decided to put that golden guide to the test and use it to steer you towards what could be a savvy Lucky 15 (4 horses, 15 bets) today. The four you’ll see below are the selections of some of the top-performing tipsters in the Table. Let’s get to the picks…
With only one winner exiting from a single-figure box in the last decade, being drawn middle to high has provided a notable edge. Should this pattern continue (yesterday’s results cast some doubts), then the US challengers appear to be sitting pretty from their stalls and, while late foal Bundchen commands the utmost respect and is second choice, CRIMSON ADVOCATE looked the real deal in the way she went about her business at Gulfstream. Born To Rock and Beautiful Diamond elevated themselves to prominence in the betting with stunning debuts and should feature. If those drawn low can hold their own, Flora Of Bermuda could easily outrun her odds.
Joseph O’Brien had one disappoint when a warm favourite for this race last year but has returned triple-handed and can fare a lot better this time, chiefly with YERWANTHERE who was significantly better than the result when losing her unbeaten record in a Listed race on her reappearance, finishing with running left in her after meeting all sorts of trouble. Lady Eros (second choice), Adelaise (a stablemate of the selection), Tarrabb and Crystal Caprice are feared most in that order.
With a rock-solid profile and the possibility of even more improvement, Irish raider DUNUM is particularly appealing. He looks an ideal type for this contest and the timing is perfect, with his trainer in cracking form this month. Ghaly, another progressive sort who has strong credentials, is second choice ahead of Blue For You who ties in with that rival on a piece of form last term. Perotto holds obvious claims and Astro King looks set for another good effort, while unexposed Chasing Aphrodite and handicap debutant Reach For The Moon are other suggestions for the shortlist. As regards the draw, there has been no clear bias in recent years and the winners have come from various parts of the course.
Aidan O’Brien has won three of the last eight runnings and Johannes Brahms looks the pick of his two contenders, but whether his middle draw is an advantage remains to be seen as nine of the last ten runnings of this have been won by horses drawn close to one of the flanks. A centre-field draw may also be an issue for Maximum Impact and Bombay Bazaar, both of whom hold solid claims otherwise. Barnwell Boy made a big impression when winning on his Goodwood debut and is berthed next to the far rail, so he is very much one to consider but preference is for Karl Burke’s WORLD OF DARCY who is drawn against the stands’ rail. The yard is enjoying a cracking season with its juveniles and although this colt was no match for stablemate Elite Status in the National Stakes at Sandown last time, that was still a fine effort. Sergeant Wilko and Supersonic Man are others to note.
Wednesday’s Lucky 15 Tips
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