Picking winners isn’t an exact science but one thing you can do to boost your chances of success is find horses which specialise in racing at certain tracks. Horses are creatures of habit and once they’ve made somewhere a second home, they can keep coming back again and again. We’ve picked out four such horses for you and a Lucky 15 could return a nice return should it come in.
Darebin has only had his veteran status for a couple of months but it feels like he’s been around forever. This horse absolutely adores Sandown. In 17 starts at the track he is a four-time winner and has placed in a further six of those starts. Things didn’t go to plan here over 2m4f last time out but upon returning to the minimum trip and being dropped 2lb by the handicapper, he should be much happier.
Despite it being a relatively small pool of data to pick from, Goldencard is yet to finish out of the first two in two trips to this track. This includes a win in June last year over an extended 2m3f. His record in two starts on heavy ground isn’t too appealing but he’s worth giving one more chance. A return to the form that saw him finish second by a nose over course and distance two starts ago should see him go close here.
Falcon Sun is unbeaten at Leicester in three starts and it remains the only track at which he has won. He comes here off a 2lb higher mark than when winning a handicap hurdle here two starts ago. Yet to win over fences, this is his first chase start for current connections and if he is to break his maiden tag it’ll surely be here at Leicester. The very useful 5lb claimer Angus Cheleda returns having been on board for that last win.
Cheque En Blanc is another Gary Moore-trained horse to make the cut. In seven starts at Fontwell, the gelding has won twice and finished third twice. Therefore the statistical likelihood is that this horse will at least make the frame. His last career victory was at this meeting last year off of only a 2lb lower mark. He also has a course and distance win under his belt, achieved back in November 2020.
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