Away from the main ITV meetings, our accumulators and festivals tipster Karl Hedley has selected four runners for consideration in a Lucky 15. A Lucky 15 bet involves 15 bets across four different selections. Your bets are 4 single bets, 6 doubles, 4 trebles, and 1 four-fold accumulator. Due to single bets being included, one winning selection is enough to trigger a pay-out.
All of today’s selections are no strangers to the winners’ enclosure and hopefully, with a bit of luck they can find their way back their once again. So, read on for the best Lucky 15 tips for Saturday.
Potential Winnings = £1923.90
Total Stake = £15
Odds provided by William Hill
12-23 Bangor – Marracudja (12/1)
Marracudja will relish these testing conditions and although now an eleven-year-old, the wily veteran is no stranger to the winners’ enclosure. He only has one way of running and that is by dictating from the front. If he can get into a rhythm and with stamina assured, he could well prove overpriced in this opening contest. He has been dropped sixteen pounds in the ratings by the handicapper and could well prove a danger to all. Tristan Durrell who claims five pounds off his partner, has won on him before and the pair should go well. Many of their rivals are unproven in the conditions. Dan Skelton has his team in good form and no surprise to see this fella roll back the years here.
13-28 Bangor – Jeffery’s Cross (3/1)
Jeffery’s Cross sneaks in at the foot of the handicap here and the six-year-old can continue him improvement. He won his maiden earlier in the year at Warwick before then following up at the same track over two furlongs shorter. He was subsequently demoted into second place having cut across the eventual winner Mourzouk Jeffery’s Cross then had a bout of wind surgery and made his seasonal reappearance in a small field at Fontwell just four weeks ago. Tiredness set in and ultimately he was no match for the Paul Nicholls trained Huelgoat. He is fully expected to come on for that run today and make the most off his light weight. Bridget Andrews is the only jockey to have won on him previously and it looks significant that she is back on this afternoon
14-50 Gowran Park – Enchanted Magic (3/1)
Enchanted Magic is set to make his debut for Willie Mullins having won on bottomless ground in a maiden hurdle for Eoin Doyle. That win also came over this course and distance so the up and coming four-year-old should feel completely at home. He has to carry top-weight here this afternoon but he is by far the most promising individual to have run. He clearly goes well fresh and Willie will have done plenty of work on him over the summer. Some of these rivals are beginning to look completely exposed whilst he still has any amount of potential. Paul Townend comes in for the ride on this son of Dark Angel and the pair should prove the ones to beat.
15-20 Gowran Park – Banada Bridge (3/1)
Banada Bridge has been working her way into some good form and was a decent second of fifteen to Clody Valley at Fairyhouse just a couple of weeks ago. She has finished closer on each start this year for Denise Foster, unlike many of her rivals in this race. The underfoot conditions seem to bring out the best in the mare and with being only a five-year-old she ought to have plenty more to offer. Darragh O’Keefe has been placed on two of his three rides for this yard this year and he will be pushing to get them a winner. Being by Shantou, Banada Bridge ought to relish the stamina sapping contest.