Lucky 15 Tips: Savvy Danny? Fingers crossed

 | Thursday 4th July 2024, 21:49pm

Thursday 4th July 2024, 21:49pm

Lucky 15

Friday, July 5 see some tremendous and varied racing staged across the UK and over in Ireland. It's the perfect springboard into the weekend and its various delights (perhaps the latest heart-stopping installment of England at the Euros, and the small matter of Sandown's Eclipse Stakes featuring Betfred Derby winner City Of Troy; to name but two).

Sandown has a fine seven-race card on Friday including three Listed heats, and it's there I'm visiting for my Lucky 15 tips. Think of the top names among the jocks and he or she is probably here; and many an exalted yard has runners, too. Here we go then with a select fab four from today's horse races - if you're playing take care, good luck, and above all, have fun.

Lucky 15 tips Friday


  • 14:30 - Aesterius @ 5/6
  • 15:05 - Dream Composer @ 9/4
  • 16:15 - Savvy Victory @ 9/2
  • 16:50 - Quickthorn @ 7/4

Horse Racing Odds

14:30 - Aesterius @ 5/6

Another juvenile wearing the all-conquering Wathnan Racing silks.

Aesterius won tidily at Bath on debut and was sent to the Royal meeting to contest the Norfolk Stakes, finishing a close-up fifth to another Wathnan inmate, Karl Burke's Shareholder.

For me there's nothing of that calibre in this field and as a Listed contest the selection is getting to meet his rivals at level weights, bar the one filly and her usual fairer sex allowance. Aesterius is rated considerably higher than anything else in the field and it will be a disappointment if that doesn't translate into an authoritative success.

Archie Watson trains, 5f is the trip, and James Doyle is in the plate.

15:05 - Dream Composer @ 9/4

Another race at the minimum trip, this time a Class 2 handicap.

Dream Composer is a six-year-old Dream Ahead gelding, with the sire being especially famous for providing Hayley Turner with a Group 1 success in the July Cup at HQ. He's housed with Worcestershire handler James Evans, and 5lb claimer Joe Leavy is on top.

The selection took a much bigger prize in this same grade last time at Epsom in the Dash, for which he's penalised 5lb. He's in a rich vein of form right now, turning the clock back to his red-hot run in early summer last year, and it often pays to keep the faith with an in-form speedster.

He's a course-and-distance scorer and can go in again.

16:15 - Savvy Victory @ 9/2

Sean Woods sends his Savvy Victory from Newmarket for a warm-looking Listed contest over 10f.

The five-year-old New Bay gelding is a course-and-distance winner and after a long break (265 days) reappeared at the Royal meeting in the Listed Wolferton Stakes. Israr was entitled to win that and he did, emphatically, but Savvy Victory was a running-on fourth and will doubtless strip fitter for this.

He took this very race last term off a mark of 105 and bids to repeat from 4lb higher. Today's pilot Danny Tudhope was on top at Ascot and encouragingly retains the ride. I respect Al Mubhir who is a winner waiting to happen, but it's hard to desert 'Savvy.'

16:50 - Quickthorn @ 7/4

A classy Listed stayers' heat now, over 2m.

Quickthorn is yet another course-and-distance winner that we're selecting, and in all candour he's on a bit of a retrieval mission here after two very modest runs on his last racecourse appearances.

He's made his name with often audacious lung-busting runs from the front such as his Goodwood Cup success last term. Could that have left its mark I wonder? It remains his last performance of note as the two I mentioned that didn't come up to scratch have followed, albeit well spaced apart.

Tom Marquand knows him well and on his best form he'd surely dot up. Tricky to be super-confident, but I'm hoping whatever has been ailing him has been ironed out. He's by Nathaniel, who so nearly beat Frankel on debut all those years ago (2010), and whatever the recent travails he's a credit to his Dad, no question.

This is an example of a Lucky 15. If you can improve upon my selections (of course you can), then go for it!

The odds can fluctuate between publishing our pieces and race-time. As a guide, a £0.50p win Lucky 15 on today's selections, at the prices, and assuming all four won, would return around £146 for your total £7.50 stake.

Fred, 'The Bonus King,' invented the 'Lucky' series of bets and their bonuses. My colleague Adam has set out all you need to know with this handy guide - take a look by clicking here.

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Lucky 15 tips from Betfred Insights.

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