A new week, a new feature - welcome to Lucky 15, something we'll look to create most days to accompany our racing output which already includes the ever-popular Nap of the Day, and ITV live Saturday races.
Popular legend confirms that Fred, 'The Bonus King,' invented the 'Lucky' series of bets and their bonuses. Want the lowdown - all the ins and outs? My colleague Adam has set out all you need to know with this handy guide - take a look by clicking here.
Lucky 15 - it comprises fifteen bets as one might imagine, with four selections. It's a Yankee with singles for those of you that are familiar with such bets - if you're not, those 4 selections are played in 4x singles, 6x doubles, 4x trebles, and a solitary four-fold. A 50p win Lucky 15 would therefore cost £7.50 (15 x .50p).
Each-way could be an option, particularly if the 'fancies' include some bigger-priced horses - and so a 50p each-way Lucky 15 would cost £15.
So, here's our offering for Monday. Rule of thumb for Lucky 15 bets is that you need one winner to secure a return; and if it is indeed just the one winner we'll TREBLE the odds for you!
Take a look at Adam's guide by clicking the link above for a good look at the 'Lucky' family of bets. If you fancy a play, great stuff. Good luck!
Prices can of course fluctuate between publishing our pieces and race-time. As a guide, a £1 win Lucky 15 on today's selections, at the prices, and assuming all four were successful, would return around £429 for your total £15 stake.
14.15 Plumpton - Afta Party @ 9/4
Massively-improved form last time out at Newton Abbot, when taking a novice hurdle, readily, at 50/1. This is a step back up to handicap company, but his new trainer Mark Gillard seems to have found the key to this 5-yr-old since acquiring him in August, and jockey Fergus Gillard reduces the burden by a valuable 3lb.
14.25 Exeter - Endless Supply @ 4/1
The considerable combo of Fergal O'Brien and Paddy Brennan link up here in a very interesting mares' novices' hurdle. Endless Supply finished behind one of today's rivals and likely fav Alfie's Princess at Chepstow in mid-Oct, but is 7lb better off today.
'Alfie's' was impressive but our selection was noted in the Racing Post summary thus; kept on run-in, never dangerous, eyecatcher. It was her seasonal reappearance, which hopefully will have dusted off the cobwebs a little, and it's interesting to me that connections are re-opposing. I'm taking the hint, fingers crossed.
15.20 Plumpton - Gitche Gumee @ 3/1
Tip-top credentials here with an Alan King-trained, JP McManus-owned 5-yr-old making his 'chasing debut. Ordinary hurdle form, but did win a novice at Stratford very easily last autumn.
One would hope that given those lofty, aforementioned connections this would be an opportunity his trainer thinks him capable of exploiting. The excellent Tom Cannon takes the ride, and knows the horse well.
18.00 Kempton - Ezra Cee @ 11/8
A Peter Chapple-Hyam-trained maiden, third run after showing bags of promise (including here), and ridden by Oisin Murphy. Well drawn in the 3 box, and steps up to 7f after running on well, late, over 6f at this track last time.
Murphy was on board last time too, so his chance for me is clear. Decent-sized field, but that draw and his experience can be vital.
Insights - adding another string to our bow with Lucky 15 tips.