Pundit Rory Paddock finds four horses at Windsor and Redcar to put in an each-way Lucky 15 this Monday.
Having not finished in the first half of all four of their starts this year you could easily dismiss the chances of my selection however a return to turf could see Double Reflection to better effect. The six year old is now a staggering 21lbs lower than her highest winning mark and although has never tasted success at this venue has produced two solid performances at Windsor to finish 4th and 2nd respectively.
She’ll be fit for her all-weather exploits and could go much better than her current price suggests.
With back to back victories Capote’s Dream deserves his spot at the head of the market as the current race favourite however I’m not convinced he’s likely to make it a hat trick now he returns to turf.
One runner that already has a victory on grass to their name is Bimble. Henry Candy’s four year old returns to action after a 183 day absence but has won after a break previously. An open looking race but a drop back down to six furlong should help the fillies chances.
The third and final selection from Windsor this Monday comes in the final race on the card where the Oisin Murphy ridden favourite Sycamore steps up to tackle this one mile trip for the first time. The four year old gelding will relish this longer distance and with the Champion Jockey in the saddle he should be hard to beat.
I round off the quintet of selections in the penultimate race from Redcar where Alfred Richardson could outrun their current double figure price. John Davies’ seven year old has produced some decent performances on the all-weather and should be fit for his winter exploits. He’s placed at this venue previously including at Class 2 level and although some of his younger rivals may have more improvement to come I’m happy to side with this seven year old who could finish in the places.
written by Rory Paddock