Horse racing Lucky 15 – Tuesday’s top selections

Each day Bet4Causes will mark your card, providing a preview of the day’s racing and offering what the experts feel will be the value bets of the day.

After Monday’s 7/2 winning NAP, take a look at our Lucky 15 selections (four singles, six doubles, four trebles and a four-fold) for the British meetings on Tuesday, November 1, 2016.

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LUCKY 15 SELECTIONS

DODGING BULLETS (Exeter 2.20) is giving away plenty of weight to his seven rivals in the Grade 2 Haldon Gold Cup, which is the feature race on a day otherwise bereft of quality racing. Paul Nicholls has won this race five times in the past and relies this time on the former champion chaser. This will be his seasonal debut, having finished third to Sprinter Sacre in the Grade 1 Celebration Chase at Sandown when last seen in April. Despite his hefty weight, the eight-year-old has gone well when fresh in the past and there is no reason to think he won’t do so again. Hopefully he can put last season behind him, when he had a troubled preparation in defence of his title and ran only three times without success.

JAN DE HEEM (Redcar 3.40) gets the nod to land the 1m6f handicap, a trip which none of the 12 runners have ever scored over. However, the selection, trained by Tina Jackson, has run well over a similar trip at Catterick on his last two runs, and was just touched off by Miss Tree in a similar class last time. Though a 3lb rise does not help, the selection appears to have benefitted from a step up in trip and with plenty of his rivals seemingly struggling for from, he has enough in his favour to warrant selection.

NONNO GIULIO (Redcar 1.40) has been largely consistent this summer, winning twice and running some fair races in defeat, albeit at a relatively lowly level. Having scored here in a 7f apprentices’ handicap last month, he was a little unlucky to follow up in a 1m seller at this track, which he appears to favour. Though out of his depth in a couple of big field handicaps at York and Nottingham subsequently, Roger Fell drops the five-year-old gelding back into selling company again and he should not be far away in this 1m affair if handling the good to soft ground.

LIFE ON MARS (Wolverhampton 2.00) is dropped in grade to a Class 6 nursery, having been sent off favourite for a Class 5 event at Yarmouth last time and finishing two lengths adrift of Hope Against Hope. That was his nursery debut and he ran off a mark of 66 there, but despite being ridden handy, he did not have much to offer in the final furlong. The suspicion was that the soft ground may have taxed the stamina of the William Haggas-trained juvenile. Down 1lb, he still has a little to prove on an all-weather surface, but division one of this 7f nursery does not look a great race and the drop in class may help boost his confidence.

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OTHER SELECTIONS:

EXETER: 1.20 Plantagenet, 1.50 Resolution Bay, 2.20 DODGING BULLETS (NAP), 2.50 Emerging Force, 3.20 Fort Worth, 3.50 Mighty Leader, 4.20 Bonvilston Boy

KEMPTON PARK: 4.40 Jersey Jewel, 5.10 Prosecution, 5.40 Dominating, 6.10 Music Major, 6.40 Captain Courageous, 7.10 Mazzini, 7.40 Veeraya, 8.10 Halling’s Wish

REDCAR: 12.40 Peaceful Passage, 1.10 Iron Islands, 1.40 Nonno Giulio, 2.10 Kirkham, 2.40 Imshivalla, 3.10 Hard To Handel, 3.40 Jan De Heem (nb), 4.10 Slim Chance

WOLVERHAMPTON: 1.30 Lady Molly, 2.00 Life On Mars, 2.30 Areyoutheway, 3.00 For Shia And Lula, 3.30 Upstaging, 4.00 Stanley, 4.30 Golden Isles, 5.00 Caledonia Laird

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Horse racing Lucky 15 – Monday’s top selections

Each day Bet4Causes will mark your card, providing a preview of the day’s racing and offering what the experts feel will be the value bets of the day.

Take a look at our Lucky 15 selections (four singles, six doubles, four trebles and a four-fold) for the British meetings on Monday, October 31, 2016.

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LUCKY 15 SELECTIONS

DICK TRACY (Kempton Park 2.50), who cost 115,000 euros as yearling, has had three starts for Richard Hannon and the Lawman colt seeks to break his duck in the 7f maiden. His York debut early last month was a decent one, chasing home Zainhom in good to soft ground over today’s trip. Sent off favourite when stepped up to 1m1f at Goodwood, he was in the frame again behind the 83-rated Celestial Spheres, despite running green. His limitations were exposed at Nottingham last time over 1m½f when finding little in the closing stages of a maiden won by Century Dream. While his mark of 81 looks fair, Hannon chances his arm in another maiden rather than a nursery and that gamble may pay off on his all-weather debut.

RED RANNAGH (Kempton Park 4.50) stuck on well here in a 1m4f handicap last time, but in truth was given a horlicks of a ride when given far too much to do. David Simcock’s three-year-old needs plenty to fall his way but is worth chancing again. The three-year-old son of Teofilo has been a little frustrating, getting a little too far out of his ground in a couple of decent handicaps this summer but with 11 runners, he should get a decent pace to aim at this time, and Simcock has decided to apply a first-time hood. The colt is as talented as he is quirky, but on his day he has the ability to win a race such as today’s 1m3f London Middle Distance Final Handicap.

JACK BEAR (Plumpton 1.40), a son of US Grade 1 Secretariat Stakes runner-up Joe Bear, was switched to Harry Whittington’s yard and made winning stable debut in a staying handicap at Nottingham in June and was then beaten a head at Haydock. Rated 79 on the Flat, he was popular in the market for his hurdling debut in a modest 2m½f heat at Newton Abbot in September, but hit the second, stumbled and unshipped his 10lb claimer. The more experienced Gavin Sheehan is in the saddle today and a bold bid is expected in the 2m maiden hurdle.

WEST TORR (Hereford 3.00) is worth another chance, despite having run poorly when a well beaten favourite for a 2m4f novices’ hurdle at Worcester in July. The Nigel Twiston-Davies-trained five-year-old is best judged on his 10-length win in a 2m4f Ffos Las novices’ hurdle a month earlier, a race that subsequently produced a trio of winners. His handicap mark of 125 may appear a little harsh given what he has achieved thus far, but if fit, the step up to 3m1½f for the five-runner handicap should see him in a better light.

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OTHER SELECTIONS:

HEREFORD: 1.00 New Member, 1.30 Whataknight, 2.00 Hoke Colburn, 2.30 Still Believing, 3.00 West Torr, 3.30 Berinsdale, 4.00 On Demand

KEMPTON PARK: 2.20 Mockinbird, 2.50 DICK TRACY (NAP), 3.20 Issue, 3.50 Run To The Hills, 4.20 Up In Lights, 4.50 Red Rannagh (nb), 5.20 Franco’s Secret

PLUMPTON: 1.40 Jack Bear, 2.10 Ivor’s Queen, 2.40 Prettylittlething, 3.10 Threebarmymen, 3.40 Spock, 4.10 Shouting Hill

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Horse racing Lucky 15 – Sunday’s top selections

Each day Bet4Causes will mark your card, providing a preview of the day’s racing and offering what the experts feel will be the value bets of the day.

Take a look at our Lucky 15 selections (four singles, six doubles, four trebles and a four-fold) for the British meetings on Sunday, October 30, 2016.

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LUCKY 15 SELECTIONS

BRISTOL DE MAI (Carlisle 3.50), with four seconds and four wins – including the Grade 1 Scilly Isles Novices Chase – from eight chase starts, can get the new season off to a flying start by landing the Listed Colin Parker Memorial Intermediate Chase. A Grade 1 winner over hurdles and fences, the Nigel Twiston-Davies representative was a little below par when last seen chasing home Le Mercurey in a Grade 2 at Ayr in April. He is a strapping gelding and is quite athletic for such a big horse, so has been able to cope with awkward tracks. Ideally, he would prefer to get his toe in, but he is a horse with plenty of pace and is a superb jumper, so if allowed to dictate in a small field, he will take some stopping if fully wound up.

NO NO CARDINAL (Huntingdon 2.30) won a race on the Flat in July, but has one chase win from 17 starts, that coming at Newton Abbot in May last year. He was a distant third to Unify at Southwell on his return to chasing but from 3lb out of the weights, he came with a well-timed challenge and only just failed to collar The Yank off a mark of 88 in a 2m½f handicap at Newton Abbot just over a week ago. That looked like a return to his best and while today’s 0-105 handicap looks slightly stronger on paper, the Mark Gillard-trained seven-year-old gets plenty of weight from a few of his nine rivals.

TWO TAFFS (Carlisle 1.00) could be a warm order to get his season off to a good start in the 2m4f novices; hurdle which kicks off an interesting card at the Cumbrian track. Trained by Dan Skelton, the six-year-old won his bumper on debut in March last year and then was subsequently quite highly tried, including when not beaten far in a Grade 3 novices’ handicap hurdle at Sandown in March. He won a 2m5½f Class 2 handicap at Ayr in April to end the season on a high and the lightly-raced six-year-old should be too good for his 11 rivals.

JIM DANDY (Huntingdon 3.35) is not one of the leading lights in the Alan King yard and has finished a well-backed third on each of his last two starts over hurdles. Rate 74 on the Flat, perhaps more can be expected in the next few months, although the three-year-old will have to brush up on his jumping, as he made a couple of novicey errors at Plumpton last month before improving a bit for first-time cheekpieces when four lengths behind Fool To Cry at Ludlow earlier this month. However, the 2m juvenile hurdle does not scream quality and this looks a winnable heat.

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OTHER SELECTIONS:

CARLISLE: 1.00 Two Taffs, 1.35 Forthefunofit, 2.10 Four Mile Beach, 2.45 Belmount, 3.15 Walking In The Air, 3.50 BRISTOL DE MAI (NAP), 4.20 Diamant de L’Quest

HUNTINGDON: 1.20 Ulis De Vassy, 1.55 My Mo, 2.30 No No Cardinal, 3.00 Finish The Story, 3.35 Jim Dandy, 4.05 Abidjan

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Horse racing Lucky 15 – Saturday’s top selections

Each day Bet4Causes will mark your card, providing a preview of the day’s racing and offering what the experts feel will be the value bets of the day.

Friday’s NAP was another winning one – that’s EIGHT from the last 11 to have run – so take a look at our Lucky 15 selections (four singles, six doubles, four trebles and a four-fold) for the British meetings on Saturday, October 29, 2016.

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LUCKY 15 SELECTIONS

KAZIMIERA (Newmarket 2.55) has always been quite well regarded by trainer Charlie Appleby and the daughter of Dubawi can get back to winning ways in the Listed Montrose Fillies’ Stakes. She hails from a highly successful Godolphin family and made a winning debut when accounting for six rivals in a 7f fillies’ maiden at Ascot in July. Upped to a mile for her next start at the Curragh, she was a little disappointing when fourth to Calare earlier this month, although it is possible she was a little under-cooked in a Listed race won by her stablemate. She has plenty of size and scope, and while her Classic entries look a little lofty on the form of her last run, she looks the pick, on reputation at least, to win this competitive 11-runner event.

BLAKLION (Wetherby 3.20) will be out to prevent Cue Card from landing the Grade 2 Charlie Hall Chase for the second year in succession and will be a decent price to do so. Seven go to post for the feature race and Cue Card, who also won the Betfair Chase and the King George last season, may have won the Cheltenham Gold Cup, had he not taken a tumble three out when travelling very strongly. So why take on the monster? Blaklion won last season’s Towton Novices’ Chase over course and distance for Nigel Twiston-Davies and then took the Grade 1 RSA Chase at the Cheltenham Festival. He is not the biggest, but he is a sound jumper and it athletic. Time is also on his side at the age of seven and the expected Good ground should help him.

RUBIS (Chelmsford City 8.10) has been pretty frustrating, having had 14 runs without breaking her duck. However, the Richard Fahey-trained three-year-old daughter of Monsieur Bond has been runner-up on her last three starts, most notably when beaten two lengths by Lean On Pete in a 1m2f handicap that very few got into at Beverley last time. She has begun to pay for her consistency, albeit at a lowly level, as he is hiked another 2lb to a mark of 58 for the nine-runner 1m5f handicap, but the hope is the extended trip, coupled with the booking of experienced claimer Adam McNamara will see her finally get off the mark.

SUNSET DREAM (Chelmsford City 5.40) looked largely progressive in maidens this summer and gained her first victory on her fourth start in a 1m maiden at this track in August, making much of the running. She did not appear to handle either the good to soft ground or different hold-up tactics when pitched against better company in a 7f 0-95 fillies’ handicap at Newbury on her last start. She has tended to race a little freely and Richard Hannon keeps her at this more realistic 7f trip as she drops back to a Class 4 apprentices’ handicap, with the very capable 3lb claimer Hollie Doyle in the plate.

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OTHER SELECTIONS:

ASCOT: 1.55 Ballybolley, 2.25 Yorkist, 3.00 John Constable, 3.35 Junction Fourteen, 4.10 The Tailgater, 4.45 Cultivator, 5.20 Coup De Pinceau

WETHERBY: 1.35 Double W’s, 2.10 Card Game, 2.45 If In Doubt, 3.20 Blaklion (nb), 3.55 Ozzie The Oscar, 4.20 Royal Vacation, 5.05 Crookstown

AYR: 2.05 Strait Of Magellan, 2.35 Presenting Rose, 3.10 Mumgos Debut, 3.45 Special Catch, 4.20 Throthethatch, 4.55 Nuts Well, 5.30 Formidableopponent

NEWMARKET: 1.20 Zafaranah, 1.50 Curlew River, 2.20 Count Calabash, 2.55 KAZIMIERA (NAP), 3.30 Greenside, 4.05 Berkshire, 4.40 Estidhkaar, 5.15 Chiswick Bey

CHELMSFORD CITY: 5.40 Sunset Dream, 6.10 Iftitah, 6.40 Dealer’s Choice, 7.10 Tullinahoo, 7.40 Heartstone, 8.10 Rubis, 8.40 Burauq, 9.10 Multi Quest

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Horse racing Lucky 15 – Friday’s top selections

Each day Bet4Causes we will mark your card, providing a preview of the day’s racing and offering what the experts feel will be the value bets of the day.

After SEVEN winning NAP selections from the last 10, take a look at our Lucky 15 selections (four singles, six doubles, four trebles and a four-fold) for the British meetings on Friday, October 28, 2016.

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LUCKY 15 SELECTIONS

LA BAGUE AU ROI (Uttoxeter 2.00) has only been beaten once under Rules so far and may be able to score again in a 2m mares’ maiden hurdle. That sole defeat for the Warren Greatrex-trained five-year-old came in a Grade 2 bumper at Aintree where the ground may have been a little too soft for her. She makes her hurdling bow today and whatever the outcome, she should win her fare share this term, so jot her down in the notebook.

CRUSHED (Newcastle 6.15) made his debut over 1m at York in a race won by the smart Raheen House. Trained by William Haggas, the gelded juvenile son of Beat Hollow was easy to back and ran very keenly in the early stages. As a result, he did not see out the trip and finished fourth of 13. While he is no world-beater, he takes a drop to 7f for his all-weather debut, which should help, and the strength of those who line up against him in the maiden do not look anything like those who lined up at York. In summary, he has a fair chance of winning what looks a below-average race.

TOP OF THE GLAS (Wetherby 2.45) had been placed in seven of his last eight previous starts over hurdles before scoring in a 2m maiden at Hexham last month. The Brian Ellison-trained five-year-old shaped as thought he would get further and he duly followed up in a novices’ handicap over 2m4f at Sedgefield. He drops back to 2m, having been upped 7lb to a mark of 125 and is up in grade for this nine-runner affair, However, he is in ripe form and enjoying life, so is worth following until the handicapper anchors him.

SOLSTICE STAR (Uttoxeter 3.45) runs in the race of the day at Uttoxeter, up against several potentially high-class novice chasers in the 2m beginners’ chase. Campion Hurdle fifth Top Notch is likely to go off as favourite, Le Prezien was second to last year’s top novice Yorkhill when last seen in a Grade 1 at Aintree and Charbel was fifth in the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle at Cheltenham in March. Yet the selection was a decent handicapper last term and has always looked as though he would improve over the bigger obstacles. The Martin Keighly-trained six-year-old, who was runner-up in the ultra-competitive Imperial Cup at Sandown in March, having previously won his last four in handicaps, was last seen chasing home Mister Miyagi in a 2m4f novices’ hurdle at Cheltenham in April when losing a shoe. He will have done plenty of schooling and is fair value to spring a surprise.

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OTHER SELECTIONS:

NEWMARKET: 1.20 Blue On Blue, 1.50 Loujain, 2.25 Rotherwick, 3.00 Perfect Angel, 3.35 Dubai One, 4.10 Graceland, 4.45 Tevisani, 5.15 Invermere

WETHERBY: 2.10 Sharp Response, 2.45 Top Of The Glas, 3.20 Pair Of Jacks, 3.55 Cliffs Of Dover, 4.30 Mister Dick, 5.00 Cleve Cottage

UTTOXETER: 2.00 LA BAGUE AU ROI (NAP), 2.35 Cash Again, 3.10 Anton Dolin, 3.45 Solstice Star, 4.20 Mr Burgees, 4.50 Aunty Ann

NEWCASTLE: 4.40 Aurora Gray, 5.10 Kirtling, 5.45 Wordsearch, 6.15 Crushed (nb), 6.45 Royal Brave, 7.15 Westward Ho, 7.45 Athollblair Boy, 8.15 More Beau

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CHAPPERS’ CHAT: STARTING OUT

In this week’s column, Luke Chapman explains how he got involved with the game that now means so much to him…

Joining my local rugby club was the best thing I ever did, and I can imagine my story is very similar to many others who now play and love the game so much.

I started playing rugby in the famous World Cup winning year of 2003. I made the switch from football, and vividly remember the reason why I chose to do so.

My local team lost 11-0 in my first ever game, and to make it even worse, I was playing in defence.

I was gutted when I got home that night. After seeing my dejected face, my Dad asked me if I wanted to give rugby try – he had played at Liskeard Looe RFC for many years and knew some faces involved with the club. After some discussions, he managed to get me into their under nine’s squad for the following week.

I remember turning up to my first training session with Liskeard on a Wednesday night. I was nervous as I had never been involved with any kind of rugby club before then. My old man filled out all my registration forms and then I was ready to go.

I was pleased to see some familiar faces that I either went to school with or had seen around the local area. I hung around with them for most of the session and they really helped me to integrate with the rest of the lads.

A few more training sessions came and went, before my coaches informed me of my new playing position. They had decided that I would be best suited as a prop, saying I was the wrong build for any other position – basically telling me that I was too chubby to be a back.

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You can see by the above photo (front row, furthest from the right) that they were probably right!

Once we had all learnt the basics of tackling and passing, we took part in a full contact game. This was a new experience for all us lads as we had only played tag rugby up until then.

I will never forget how excited we all were before, during and after that first ever contact training game – it was an atmosphere that is hard to describe.

September soon arrived, where we played our first competitive game. We took on Bodmin RFC and you could feel the pressure to win pulsing throughout the whole team.

We won against Bodmin, and afterwards, we headed up to the clubhouse with the opposition players.

Once we got inside, everyone was provided with a pasty, which I wolfed down in record time – we were growing lads after all!

pastyAll jokes aside, it was a great way of bonding with teammates. I’m pretty sure you wouldn’t see Wayne Rooney and Raheem Sterling sharing a steak slice in the changing rooms at Wembley after an England game.

The atmosphere inside the clubhouse that night was amazing – the place was absolutely buzzing. Players from both teams were sat around one single table – all equipped with pasties, of course. Spirits were high and I still remember how good the banter was, even back then. A player that dropped the ball over the line, or got tackled heavily would always be on the receiving end, but it was all light hearted.

All the parents were at the bar having a drink catching up with each other. It was just a wonderful, friendly atmosphere to be involved with and I would urge everyone to get involved in this great sport just to feel this experience. It is something you will never forget.

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Horse racing Lucky 15 – Thursday’s top selections

Each day Bet4Causes will mark your card, providing a preview of the day’s racing and offering what the experts feel will be the value bets of the day.

Take a look at our Lucky 15 selections (four singles, six doubles, four trebles and a four-fold) for the British meetings on Thursday, October 27, 2016.

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LUCKY 15 SELECTIONS

MISE EN ROSE (Lingfield Park 3.10) has run some fine races in better company since scoring off a mark of 93 in a 7f fillies’ handicap at Newmarket in July. The Charlie Appleby-trained three-year-old daughter of War Front was subsequently touched off in the Group 3 Oak Tree Stakes at Goodwood, downed by a quarter of a length in similar grade by Spangled at Doncaster, and found 6f a little on the sharp side when third to Kassia in the Listed Boadicea Stakes at Newmarket earlier this month. In short, she has been knocking on the door. She did not have the best of draws at HQ last time and finished the best of those who ran up the centre of the track over what appeared to be an inadequate 6f. The cheekpieces which she sported for the first time at Newmarket are retained for this Listed 1m event, and although she has won over this trip at Chelmsford City in the past, she still has a bit to find over this distance with some of her opponents. While 7f would be her preferred trip, Lingfield’s mile is an easy one and she may well account for her 11 riavls who include Volunteer Point, winner of last year’s Fillies & Mares’ Championships on Good Friday, and Muffri’Ha, successful in the Darley Stakes at Newmarket earlier this month.

THE FEATHERED NEST (Chelmsford City 5.40) made her debut in a 5½f maiden at York earlier this month, and while it did not look anywhere near the strongest race of its kind run at the track, Richard Fahey’s runner was well supported and, from off the pace, stayed on to be a close-up third. Though beaten by a couple of horses with more experience, she showed plenty of spark and the right attitude, leaving the impression se would come on for the run and also for a slight step up in trip. The juvenile daughter of Dragon Pulse is upped to 6f for a maiden where some big yards are represented. However, she would appear to hold several of those with previous experience.

CADLAND LAD (Chelmsford City 8.40) has been a beaten favourite on his last three starts and is still looking for a win after 19 attempts. The John Ryan-trained three-year-old has found a couple too good on numerous occasions but has been a narrow runner-up on both tries at 7f here and has been pretty consistent, albeit at a lowly level. The hope is that the removal of the visor and Josephine Gordon’s claim will help him finally get a deserved success.

JIMMY THE JETPLANE (Sedgefield 2.00) can end a run of four runner-up placings by landing the extended 3m2f novices’ limited handicap for trainer Kim Bailey and jockey David Bass. The eight-year-old has only gone chasing this season and was collared near the line when looking certain to win at Uttoxeter earlier this month, where he had previously twice finished second over fences. While he is not one to be taking short prices about, he is very consistent and should be able to defy a 5lb rise.

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OTHER SELECTIONS:

STRATFORD: 2.20 Agincourt Reef, 2.50 Crickel Wood, 3.25 Criq Rock, 4.00 Cruchain, 4.30 King Of The Wolds, 5.00 Toviere

SEDGEFIELD: 2.00 Jimmy The Jetplane, 2.30 Ballycrystal, 3.00 Wolf Sword, 3.35 Wyfield Rose, 4.10 Royale Knight, 4.40 Notebook, 5.10 Vic’s Las Stand

LINFGFIELD PARK: 1.40 Getna, 2.10 Tai Sing Yeh, 2.40 Dubai Horizon, 3.10 MISE EN ROSE (NAP), 3.45 Intransigent, 4.20 Ruscombe, 4.50 Hard Toffee, 5.20 Swiss Cross

CHELMSFORD CITY: 5.40 The Feathered Next (nb), 6.10 The Blues Master, 6.40 Claude Greenwood, 7.10 Hidden Gem, 7.40 Burning Thread, 8.10 One Big Surprise, 8.40 Cadland Lad, 9.10 Makhfar

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Horse racing Lucky 15 – Wednesday’s top selections

Each day Bet4Causes will mark your card, providing a preview of the day’s racing and offering what the experts feel will be the value bets of the day.

After Tuesday’s winning NAP selection, take a look at our Lucky 15 selections (four singles, six doubles, four trebles and a four-fold) for the British meetings on Wednesday, October 26, 2016.

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LUCKY 15 SELECTIONS

FIRST VOYAGE (Nottingham 4.50) has been the bridesmaid on his first two starts for Charlie Appleby and may be able to go one better in the 1m2f maiden, which has attracted a field of 14. The Godolphin-owned Dubai gelding was made favourite for his debut at Ponterfract but forfeited a good draw with a slow start and while he stayed on, there were understandable signs of greenness. On his last start, over 8½f at Windsor, he chased Eljeemi all the way in a race where few got into it, but was downed by two and a quarter lengths. Appleby equips the selection with first-time cheekpieces this afternoon and given natural progression, he should be in the shake-up again with the step up in trip and good ground to his liking. Any further rain would help.

MISTER MANDURO (Chelmsford City 1.30) has also had two previous starts and has made the frame on each occasion. The Mark Johnstone-trained juvenile son of Maduro is a half-brother to a Listed winner and a Group 3 scorer, out of a winning stayer (dam Listed placed). He did not have the best of starts, stumbling early on in a 1m Sandown maiden last month and eventually finished just over 2l behind the winner, The Grape Escape. He appeared to lack a gear change when collared by Ahlan Bil Zain at Newcastle over a similar trip on his all-weather debut last week, but that track has been a boon for those coming from off the pace in recent weeks. While his pedigree suggests he needs further, Mister Manduro may well have enough experience to deal with five rivals in the 1m maiden.

RED RANNAGH (Kempton Park 8.15) needs plenty to fall his way but is worth chancing in the 1m4f handicap. Having joined David Simcock following a win in a Dundalk maiden at the fourth attempt last November, the three-year-old son of Teofilo has been a little frustrating, getting a little too far out of his ground in a couple of decent handicaps this summer. Jamie Spencer’s mount needs to come off a decent pace to show his best and did not get that when a strong-finishing third to Mengali Khan over 1m3f here last month. The extra furlong tonight should help, although with just eight runners, there is no guarantee of a stiff pace.

LITTLE WINDMILL (Fakenham 4.40) must overcome a 9lb hike in the weights to score in the 2m4f handicap chase for trainer Neil King. The six-year-old won at Plumpton last month and followed up at Stratford off a mark of 97, so is on a hat-trick. However, it would mean a career-best if he should score off 106 today. The easing ground would probably not help his chance, but there may be a little more to come from this pint-size individual, whose wind operation in the summer appears to have helped his confidence.

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OTHER SELECTIONS:

NOTTINGHAM: 1.50 Azam, 2.20 Youmkin, 2.50 Fast Dancer, 3.20 Captain Peacock, 3.50 Parnell’s Dream, 4.20 Mysterious Look, 4.50 FIRST VOYAGE (NAP), 5.20 Dark Amber

FAKENHAM: 2.10 The Blue Bomber, 2.40 Lee Side Lady, 3.10 Autumn Surprise, 3.40 Salto Chrisco, 4.10 Carqalin, 4.40 Little Windmill, 5.10 The Caller

CHELMSFORD CITY: 1.30 Mister Manduro (nb), 2.00 Our Boy Jack, 2.30 Casablanca, 3.00 Very Talented, 3.30 Forecaster, 4.00 Boomerang Bob, 4.30 Rock Warbler, 5.00 Summersault

KEMPTON PARK: 5.45 Power Up, 6.15 Canadian Diamond, 6.45 Rebel Heart, 7.15 Senses Of Dubai, 7.45 Anonymous John, 8.15 Red Rannagh, 8.45 Polymnia, 9.15 Cleve Bob

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Horse racing Lucky 15 – Tuesday’s top selections

Each day Bet4Causes will mark your card, providing a preview of the day’s racing and offering what the experts feel will be the value bets of the day.

Take a look at our Lucky 15 selections (four singles, six doubles, four trebles and a four-fold) for the British meetings on Tuesday, October 25, 2016.

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LUCKY 15 SELECTIONS

BRIAN THE SNAIL (Catterick 1.20) is perhaps the silliest-named horse that runs in Britain today. Although we could wax lyrical about the Magic Roundabout, how gorgeous actress Emma Thompson’s father, Eric, voiced the programme and how he said he was most like the character of Brian The Snail, we won’t. Instead, we will simply tell you that the selection, a son of Zebedee (honest), was backed into favouritism for his debut at Pontefract last month and came through to win very comfortably. The horse he beat, Father Mckenzie, had finished second on four of his six previous runs and subsequently got off the mark next time, so the form stacks up. The Richard Fahey yard rarely mince their words and in the afterglow of victory, assistant trainer Robin O’Ryan stated that he would come on a lot for the experience. He admitted: “He is a horse we like a lot and it will be a surprise if he doesn’t go on to better things”. Take him at his word, as Brian The Snail is no slouch and is expected to land the 5f novices’ event.

COURT KING (Bangor-on-Dee 3.15) was raised 6lb for his latest run at Exeter in attempting a hat-trick after victories at Uttoxeter and the 2m7f over course and distance last month. However, the Peter Bowen-trained five-year-old ultimately succumbed to I’m In Charge in that novices’ hurdle, despite rallying late on. The fitting of a hood appears to have helped him; previously, he had travelled well in his races, but he wasn’t finishing them off. Though he is up another 3lb and while the suspicion is that the handicapper may well soon have his measure, the step back in trip to 2m5½f was perhaps against him last time and it is still most likely that today’s trip will bring forth a little more improvement, even under top weight in this handicap for horses rated 0-105.

NEPETA (Newcastle 5.30) appeared comprehensively beaten by Rashford’s Double when the pair met in a seven-runner 1m nursery over course and distance 17 days ago. The pair meet again in a similar event but Mark Johnston’s representative is taken to come out on top this time, given there is an 11lb turnaround in the weights for a length-and-a-half defeat. The selection, who won at Musselburgh over 7f in August, saw out the mile well on her all-weather debut in attempting to make all the running, and while a fair percentage of front-runners have been susceptible to closers on the straight track, Nepeta looks fairly weighted today.

CALL TO ORDER (Chepstow 4.05) cost 55,000 euros as a foal, 160,000 euros as a three-year-old and his dam was a useful bumper and 2m2f hurdle winner. The Jonjo O’Neill-trained six-year-old showed plenty of promise himself in two bumpers last year (runner-up on both occasions in testing ground) before running a fair third in a maiden hurdle at Doncaster last December, when drawing clear of the remainder over a 2m½f trip that was plenty sharp enough. Returning from a 10-month break, he looked in need of the run when a well-supported sixth of 11 to Geordie Des Champs here over 2m just 17 days ago. He should come on a ton for that blow and should relish the step up in trip to a more suitable 2m3½f for this competitive-looking maiden hurdle.

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OTHER SELECTIONS:

BANGOR-ON-DEE: 2.10 Excellent Result, 2.40 Value At Risk, 3.15 Court King (nb), 3.45 Ballycool, 4.15 River Of Intrigue, 4.45 Vancouver

CATTERICK: 1.20 BRIAN THE SNAIL (NAP), 1.50 Art Obsession, 2.20 Rose Éclair, 2.55 Northside Prince, 3.25 Fingal’s Cave, 4.00 Tamayuz Magic, 4.30 Jacob’s Pillow, 5.05 Compton River

CHEPSTOW: 1.30 Rolling Dylan, 2.00 Boa Island, 2.30 Ice Konig, 3.05 Mr Mafia, 3.35 Thistlecrack, 4.05 Call To Order, 4.35 Keep Up Keira, 5.10 Ronnie Lawson

NEWCASTLE: 5.00 St Malo, 5.30 Rashford’s Double, 6.00 Holmeswood, 6.30 Coolfitch, 7.00 Testa Rossa, 7.30 Cooperess, 8.00 Lovin’ Spoonful, 8.30 Cliff

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GOSPORT BOROUGH FC: SETTING AN EXAMPLE

Like hundreds of sports clubs around the country, Gosport Borough FC are benefitting from a personalised betting service.

These services are powered by MyClubBetting, an organisation who have pumped £15,000 into grassroots football over the last six months.

The Surrey based company are one of the largest providers of grassroots funding in the country. Unlike traditional bookmakers, their sites provide clubs with various rewards, including additional revenue and equipment.

Once a team has registered, MyClubBetting provide them with a fully personalised site, social media assistance and promotional materials – all free of charge.

From then onwards, the club receives 20 per cent of all net losses made on the site. Free kit and equipment can also be earned once certain incentives are reached.

Being a National League South team, Gosport Borough are among the biggest football clubs in the country currently using a MyClubBetting site.

Alex Pike’s side are looking to build on a solid 2015/16 campaign which saw them finish agonisingly short of the play-off spots.

However, after a solid start, the Hampshire club have hit a wall, with losses against the likes of Weymouth and Bath City hampering their progress.

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To celebrate the introduction of their personalised betting service, the Hampshire club invited MyClubBetting to host a launch at Privett Park, which took place during their game with Chelmsford City last Saturday afternoon.

The Gosport Borough Chairman, Mark Hook is delighted that his club has teamed up with MyClubBetting, and was integral in making the launch day happen.

“The guys at MyClubBetting are doing so much to help football clubs around the country, it really is great to have them here today” Hook said, before the game.

“Boro fans who like an occasional bet can help us boost funds by using our bespoke site and if they lose – the club will get 20 per cent of the net revenue that the bookmaker earns.”

“In my eyes, every grassroots club in the country should have one” he added.

The MyClubBetting team were out in force for the Boro’s game with Chelmsford City – giving away a £50 bet at half time, along with a shirt signed by the hosts’ first team.

One man in attendance was Les Dodd, a Regional Director at MyClubBetting. As part of his role, Dodd manages the partnership between MyClubBetting and Gosport Borough.

“In terms of football clubs currently using our service, they don’t come much bigger than Gosport Borough” stated Dodd.

“They have the ability to set an example to clubs around the country. If it is good enough for a National League South heavyweight, then it is good enough for any grassroots club” he added.

Everyone at Privett Park seemed upbeat before kick-off, however, things didn’t go the way of the hosts, with suspensions to key players eventually costing Boro.

Despite being only a goal behind at the break, the hosts were heavily beaten by Chelmsford City. The 550 fans in attendance witnessed a superb second half performance from the visitors, who eventually ran out 6-0 winners after a capitulation from Boro.

Spirits were lifted slightly during the prize draw presentation. To the amusement of both sets of fans, the sprinklers became active, leaving both Dodd and his assistant a little damp.

The Hampshire club may be a little glum after their home defeat, but things could be on the up for Gosport Borough very shortly – particularly if their loyal fans can help them raise funds by switching to their personalised betting site!

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To sign-up for a free betting service that earns rewards for your club, simply visit myclubbetting.com or call 01883 772929 within office hours. Also, be sure to follow MCB on Twitter for regular insight and information: @MyClubBetting

If your club already has a MyClubBetting service, head to our club directory and find their site!