Cheltenham Racecard 2021

The Lucky 15 bet remains a popular bet for horse racing fans across the globe, with the prospect of winning a sizeable amount of money remaining the biggest attraction.

Tips

  • Tipperary Tiger @ 11/8 in the 3:25 at Leicester (25th October)
  • Lockdown Dream @ 4/1 in the 5:10 at Leicester (25th October)
  • Iron Sheriff @ 15/2 in the 5:25 at Newcastle (25th October)
  • Millionnaire Waltz @ 7/4 in the 8:30 at Newcastle (25th October)

Potential returns from a £1 Lucky 15 on these selections is £720.41 with Sky Bet.

Prices correct as of 10:35am, 25th October 2021. Odds are subject to change.

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How do we pick our Lucky 15?

Our Lucky 15 selections are made using form, as well as value when it comes to the race a horse is running in.

Tipperary Tiger is our first selection on today’s Lucky 15, as they’re dropping down in class for this afternoon’s meeting at Leicester, and is highly-likely to go off as favourite for this one. The horse has also been a winner at 6f on soft ground and is wearing a visor for the first time in this race.

Lockdown Dream is unbeaten on soft ground, and heads into the 5:10 meeting at Leicester full of confidence, having come third at Catterick in his last race. With Fern O’Brien in the saddle for this one as well, it gives Lockdown Dream a serious chance of challenging for the win this evening, although he’s likely to be hard-pushed by Pillars Of Earth.

Iron Sheriff is another horse that has been in impressive form of late, having come second in his most recent race, with a win to his name at Beverley before that second-place finish.  At a price of 15/2, he could be worth a punt heading into the meeting at Newcastle this evening, although it’s likely to be a hugely competitive race, with a number of horses fancying their chances in this one, with no clear favourite amongst bookmakers.

Millionnaire Waltz won over this distance on the same track not so long ago, and is favourite to repeat that success heading into the evening meeting at Newcastle in the 8:30. He’s a horse that’s in form as well, having race just ten days ago, and is well-fancied to make it back-to-back wins here.

What is a Lucky 15?

A Lucky 15 consists of 15 bets of equal value on selections in four separate events. It includes four singles, six doubles, four trebles, and one four-fold accumulator

The big incentive for the Lucky 15 is that, should only one of your selections win, you are still paid out at double the odds.

It’s important to remember that one of the main drawbacks of a Lucky 15 is that punters can’t change their stakes on a selection they might fancy more than another selection in their Lucky 15.

But there is the assurance of knowing that if your first selection was to lose, then that wouldn’t mean that a punter can still make a profit from their Lucky 15 bet.

Ready more on our dedicated article to What is a Lucky 15 Bet?

How does a Lucky 15 Bet work?

The Lucky 15 can be explained in more detail here. If your four selections were numbered 1, 2, 3, and 4. Any winning bets are calculated from the following;

  • 4 x single bets on horses 1, 2, 3 and 4
  • 6 x doubles on horses 1&2, 1&3, 1&4, 2&3, 2&4, 3&4
  • 4 x trebles on horses 1,2&3, 1,2&4, 1,3&4, 2,3&4
  • 1 x four-fold (accumulator) on horses 1,2,3&4
  • Total 15 bets or 15 x your unit stake.

So if one of your selections didn’t win their race, then punters can still win money if the other three horses are to win. In fact, even if only one out of the four selections they’ve made was to win, then you would still win money, although it’s likely to be below the overall stake on the Lucky 15.

To find out more winnings use our lucky 15 calculator.

Each Way Lucky 15

Some punters might want to cover themselves even further by placing an Each Way Lucky 15.

This is where you cover yourself even further by backing a horse to place within the chosen bookmaker’s place betting markets. An Each Way Lucky 15 includes a total of 30 bets and the total stake for an each-way Lucky 15 is double that of a standard Lucky 15.

Each Bet Within A Lucky 15

What is the difference between a Lucky 15 and a Yankee?

The difference between a Lucky 15 and a Yankee is that a Yankee bet covers six doubles, four trebles and one four-fold, but doesn’t include the four single bets that a Lucky 15 would have.

If a punter has four selections at relatively short odds, a Yankee may be a better multiple than a Lucky 15, as the returns on the individual single bets may not be substantial.

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