There were no winners on yesterday’s Lucky 15, but our team is still operating at a £28.72 profit from the last five days at £1 stakes.
Bashful Boy (3:00pm) [Dom’s Pick] & An Tailliur (4:35pm) [Reece’s Pick]
Suzi Best’s Bashful Boy appears a straightforward type in this field and could be worth chancing at the value ahead of Fergal O’Brien’s stable-debutant Valentino Dancer.
The form from his Newbury fourth is working out well and perhaps his Chepstow effort was too soon to his Fontwell win next time out.
He’s been dropped a tad in the weights and remains with 5lbs claimer Niall Houlihan in the plate, so is taken to return to winning ways.
In the finale, An Tailliur looks the obvious choice for Jonjo O’Neill following his easy Market Rasen success last week.
He carries a penalty, but the step up in trip clearly worked the oracle and he looks as though he’s been saved for a quickfire double like this.
Joie De Vivre (6:10pm) [Reece’s Pick] & Point The Way (7:40pm) [Dom’s Pick]
The form of Martin Todhunter’s Joie De Vivre third at Kelso in March hasn’t lived up to much but she continues to shape as a horse going the right way and remains only 5lbs above her last winning mark.
She tends to run in spurts so her recent break is no concern and top claimer Theo Gillard is back in the saddle in Scotland.
Back down to two-miles, she ran a rival close in a jumpers bumper back in February who has gone onto improve her rating more than a stone since, and that form bodes well on a return to timber.
Freya Brewer’s Point The Way, on the other hand, ran back to form when finishing second to the 139-rated Alcala at Musselburgh in March.
That rival has won again since and the Brian Boru gelding has picked up a silver medal between the flags subsequently as well, and looks the obvious choice in this field off the back of that.