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DAILY LUCKY 15: Thursday’s Tips | Cheltenham: April Meeting

Your four best bets for the final day of the April Meeting at Cheltenham

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The Glancing Queen ridden by Jockey Wayne Hutchinson (centre) on their way to winning the Goffs UK Nickel Coin Mares' Standard Open NH Flat Race during Grand National Thursday of the 2019 Randox Health Grand National Festival at Aintree Racecourse.

Day two of Cheltenham’s April Meeting takes place on Thursday afternoon, kickstarting at 1:30pm.

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Dan and Harry Skelton landed a double on Wednesday afternoon, as Emma Lavelle’s Manofthemountain landed the Silver Trophy under Tom Bellamy.

Fergal O’Brien ensured he was two away from a century for Ravenswell Farm as Ask Dillon secured a local success, while Nicky Henderson’s Hooper brought proceedings to a close on day one with victory under Ben Davis.

We’ve got our best four best of the day with another Daily Lucky 15 as the penultimate race fixture for the season at the Home Of Jumps Racing nears closer.

Harry and Dan Skelton
In-form Skelton duo Dan and Harry landed a Cheltenham double on day one of the April Meeting on Wednesday afternoon
DAY TWO | THE APRIL MEETING: CHELTENHAM
THE GLANCING QUEEN | 1:30pm Irish Thoroughbred Marketing Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle (Listed)

Alan King’s mare has some solid course form to her name, finishing fifth and eighth in the Champion Bumper, respectively.

Alan King
Alan King’s The Glancing Queen will take all the beating on day two of the April Meeting

She ran a cracker in the Grade 2 Dawn Run here at the Festival last month, with Thursday rival Martello Sky a fair way behind her that day.

WATCH: THE GLANCING QUEEN BOLTS UP ON HURDLES DEBUT AND HEADS THE MARKET FOR THIS AFTERNOON’S OPENER AT THE APRIL MEETING [CREDIT: RACING TV]

Well in at the weights with a couple of these, the increase in trip looks no immediate negative and it’d take a pretty decent case to oppose here.

BOURBON BEAUTY | 2:40pm Citipost Mares’ Handicap Hurdle (Listed)

The daughter of Great Pretender took another step forward when when taking a Grade 2 at Newbury last month and she gets more than a stone in weight from market principal Eglantine Du Seuil.

WATCH: BOURBON BEAUTY TAKES THE GRADE 2 MARES’ NOVICES’ HURDLE AT NEWBURY AND HAS A QUICK TURNAROUND AT CHELTENHAM’S APRIL MEETING [CREDIT: RACING TV]

Her second to the aforementioned The Glancing Queen looks the best form in the race this season and she could just be one to keep on the right side with further progress a big possibility now switch to handicaps.

LUCCA LADY | 3:15pm Catesby Estates PLC Mares’ Handicap Chase

Katy Price’s 10-year-old continues to tumble down the weights and is now on a mark of 111.

She has finished second in nine of her 24 starts, so is an ultra-consistent and perhaps the stiffer track and trip here may suit the Milan mare.

Although well behind Dr Richard Newland’s Whatsdastory at Taunton in January, there has been a 14lbs overturn in the handicap and she may well be one to watch with a bit of each-way value.

MISS AMELIA | 4:25pm Visit racingtv.com Mares’ Handicap Chase

Brian Hughes landed a Gloucestershire winner on Wednesday and he may well have another here with Mark Walford’s northern raider.

She is off a career-high mark of 119 but hasn’t done a lot wrong this season, never finishing out of the frame in six starts and winning three.

Can Brian Hughes secure another April Meeting win and close the gap with Harry Skelton?

Northern Beau won over course-and-distance from a 1lbs lower mark in December 2019, but is turning into a bit of a flattener and may be worth taking on, alongside Paul Nicholls’ Cut The Mustard.

Thursday 15th April Daily Lucky 15: Cheltenham’s April Meeting
The Glancing Queen: 1:30pm
Bourbon Beauty: 2:40pm
Lucca Lady: 3:15pm
Miss Amelia: 4:25pm
The runners line-up at Cheltenham at The April Meeting
Runners at the start for the Nicholson Holman Chase during the April Meeting at Cheltenham Racecourse

Compare all of today’s April Meeting markets with EasyOdds.

Read Reece Charlton’s three best bets of the day for the second installment of the April Meeting and our race day preview.

Dominic Chapman is senior content writer at Low6 with a passion for horse racing. He provides a NAP and NB every day throughout the week on selected National Hunt and Flat cards in both Britain and Ireland. Additionally, he hosts the Paddock Picks Podcast with former Welsh Grand National-winning pilot, Charlie Poste - the pair interviewing and discussing current racing topics with a special guest every week.

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