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Robin Goodfellow’s racing tips: Best bets for Saturday, December 23

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Mail Sport‘s racing expert Robin Goodfellow delivers his tips for Saturday’s meetings at Ascot, Haydock, Lingfield and Newcastle.

Robin Goodfellow has delivered his best tips for Saturday’s meetings, including at Ascot

Ascot 

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12.40 Wrappedupinmay (nap) 

1.15 Solo 

1.50 Black Gerry 

2.25 Crambo (nb) 

3.00 Yeah Man 

3.35 Altobelli 

GIMCRACK 

12.40 Transmission 

1.15 Solo (nap) 

1.50 Triple Trade (nb) 

2.25 Paisley Park 

3.00 Victtorino 

3.35 Iberico Lord 

Haydock

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11.45 Chti Balko 

12.20 Doyen Star 

12.55 Little Miss Dante 

1.30 Bill Baxter 

2.05 Goobinator 

2.40 Real Stone 

3.15 Ballymagroarty Boy 

GIMCRACK 

11.45 Whistle Stop Tour 

12.20 Issuing Authority 

12.55 Little Miss Dante 

1.30 Famous Bridge 

2.05 Word Has It 

2.40 Real Stone 

3.15 Our Sam 

 

Northerner – 11.45 Chti Balko (nb); 1.30 Famous Bridge (nap) 

 Lingfield

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11.40 Granary Queen 

12.15 Waleefy 

12.50 Dubawi Time 

1.25 Twirling 

2.00 Come On Girl 

2.35 Darlo Pride 

3.10 Mr Trick

GIMCRACK 

11.40 Granary Queen 

12.15 Kodiac Thriller 

12.50 Freds Mate 

1.25 Twirling

2.00 Sassy Redhead 

2.35 Lynns Boy 

3.10 Kingston Joy 

 

 Newmarket – 1.25 Twirling (nap); 2.35 Darlo Pride (nb)

Newcastle 

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11.55 Deep Strato 

12.30 Uncle Arthur 

1.05 Regarde 

1.40 Ladronne 

2.15 North Parade 

2.50 Six One Nine 

3.25 Opera King 

GIMCRACK 

11.55 St John’s Road 

12.30 Prince Nino 

1.05 Donny Boy 

1.40 Everyday Champagne 

2.15 Eden Mill 

2.50 Six One Nine 

3.25 Kabuki 

Databank 

JOCKEY TO FOLLOW 

HARRY CO BDEN had four winners the last time he rode at Ascot on a Saturday and he has a strong hand again, with WRAPPEDUPINMAY (12.40), SO L O (1.15), CAP DU MATHAN (1.50), BLUE KING D ’OROU X (2.25) and F LASH COLLONGES (3.00) 

TRAINER TO FOLLOW 

NICKY HENDERSON (eight winners from 39 runners) launches a potent attack on the big races. Watch out for ISSUING AUTHORITY (Haydock, 12.20), PAWAPURI (Haydock, 12.55) and CHAMP (Ascot, 2.25), while in the Betfair Exchange Trophy (Ascot, 3.35) he runs I BERICO LORD , IMPOSE TOI and LUCCIA . 

BIG DAY FOR 

Conditional jockey Caoi lin Quinn, who gets a Grade One race chance on Botox Has in the Howden Long Walk Hurdle (Ascot, 2.25). 

WHAT’S IN A NAME 

NEMEAN LION (Ascot, 3.35) Monster from Greek mythology, with claws which could pierce armour. Legend says it was killed by Hercules. 

WATCH OUT FOR 

LITTLE MISS DANTE (Haydock, 12.55) Winner of three of her four races and finished second in the other. 

HORSES FOR COURSES 

DASHEL DRASHER (Ascot, 2.25) has run six times at the track. He won his only start over hurdles and has three wins and a third from five chase starts. 

TRAINER TARGET 

Anthony Honeyball has won the Howden Silver Cup twice in the last six years. He runs BLACKJACK MAGIC (Ascot, 3.00). 

PERFECT PARTNERS 

NICK SCHO LFIE L D has ridden three winners from eight rides for Sue Smith to show a £1 level stake profit of +£12.88. He is on BURROWS DIAMOND (Haydock, 1.30) for the trainer. 

BEST RACE FOR FAVOURITES 

Five have won the 12.55 at Haydock and the 1.15 at Ascot in the last 10 years. 

TOP PRIZE MONEY EARNERS 

Ascot: 2.25 PAIS L EY PAR K – £693,574; Haydock: 1.30 BILL B AXTER – £132,608; Lingfield: 3.10 HOT TEAM – £98,865; Newcastle: 2.15 SINGA PORE TRI P – £97,537

Trainer Nicky Henderson has eight winners to his name from 39 runners

Trainer Nicky Henderson has eight winners to his name from 39 runners

Robin Goodfellow Best Bets – by Steve Ryder 

CRAMBO (NB) looks to hold strong claims for recording his first Grade One victory in the Long Walk Hurdle (Ascot 2.25). The six-year-old is unbeaten in his four starts going right-handed, including a victory at this track last season, and he is unexposed over this three-mile trip. He was unlucky not to finish closer last time when third at Haydock and should run well with Jonathan Burke deputising on board. In the opening novices’ handicap hurdle (Ascot 12.40), 

WRAPPEDUPINMAY (NAP) should make a winning handicap debut for the in-form Paul Nicholls yard. The five-year-old has been beaten at 8-13 on his previous three starts but the form of those runs has worked out better than expected. He finished second behind the wellregarded Mt Fugi Park at Ffos Las before finishing runner-up behind the now 135-rated Grade Two winner Deafening Silence last time at Exeter. An opening mark of 118 could underestimate him and he will be suited 

Crambo looks to hold strong claims for recording his first Grade One victory in the Long Walk Hurdle

Crambo looks to hold strong claims for recording his first Grade One victory in the Long Walk Hurdle

The Wizard of Odds – by Chris Baker 

2.25 ASCOT 

Approaching 12 years old he may be, but the Emma Lavelle-trained PAISLEY PARK (above) retains plenty of ability and looks to have a good chance of winning this race for a fourth time. 7-1.

3.00 ASCOT 

BLACKJACK MAGIC (nap) won two novice chases last season and took his form to a new level when landing the Badger Beer Handicap Chase at Wincanton in good style last time. 4-1.

3.35 ASCOT 

Placed in Grade One company as a novice, the consistent LUCCIA (each way) improved from her seasonal reappearance to finish third behind Iberico Lord at Cheltenham 34 days ago. 9-1.

 

 

 



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