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Robin Goodfellow’s racing tips: Best bets for Saturday, December 9

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Mail Sport‘s racing expert Robin Goodfellow delivers his tips for Saturday’s meetings at Sandown, Aintree, Wolverhampton, Chepstow and Newcastle.

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

Sandown 

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11.35 Willmount

12.05 Whisky Express

12.40 Operation Manna

1.15 Constitution Hill

1.50 Iceo (nap)

2.25 Spirit D’aunou

3.00 Jonbon

3.35 Certainly Red

GIMCRACK 

11.35 Willmount 

12.05 Elle Est Beau 

12.40 Operation Manna 

1.15 Constitution Hill (nb) 

1.50 Colonel Harry 

2.25 Arqoob 

3.00 Jonbon (nap) 

3.35 Boldmere 

Aintree

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11.10 Le Jeune Bresil

11.45 Golden Son

12.20 Harper Valley 

12.55 Zambella

1.30 Brave Seasca (nb)

2.05 Percussion

2.40 Max Of Stars

3.15 Bashers Reflection

GIMCRACK 

11.10 Goonhilly 

11.45 Golden Son 

12.20 Harper Valley 

12.55 Pink Legend 

1.30 Richmond Lake 

2.05 Highland Hunter 

2.40 Liari 

3.15 Holmes St Georges 

Wolverhampton 

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5.00 Assailant 

5.30 Harbour Vision 

6.00 Follow Your Heart 

6.30 Influence 

7.00 Caroline Bay 

7.30 Vaguely Royal 

8.00 Thirtyfourstitches 

8.30 Way Of Life 

GIMCRACK 

5.00 Assailant

5.30 Wadacre Grace

6.00 Walking On Clouds

6.30 Not Afraid

7.00 Quiet Resolve

7.30 Vaguely Royal

8.00 Whatawit

8.30 La Pulga 

Northerner – 5.30 Wadacre Grace (nap); 6.00 Johnny James (nb). 

Chepstow 

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11.55 The Imposter

12.27 The Newest One

1.02 Eaton Collina

1.37 Pats Fancy

2.12 Iberio

2.47 The Jukebox Man

3.20 Hurricane Danny

3.50 Walk In The Hills 

CAPTAIN HEATH

11.55 The Imposter

12.27 The Newest One

1.02 Ballybegg

1.37 Quel Destin

2.12 Take Your Time

2.47 Highway One O Four

3.20 Range

3.50 Ski Lodge

Newcastle 

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3.30 To Catch A Thief

4.05 Enpassant

4.40 Kilt

5.15 Front Gunner

5.45 Heathcliff

6.15 Zip

6.45 Maxzeno

7.15 Secret Guest

7.45 Rainbow Rain 

GIMCRACK 

3.30 Onesmoothoperator

4.05 Fariha

4.40 Kilt

5.15 Heartwarmer

5.45 Twirler

6.15 Darwell Lion

6.45 Amaysmont

7.15 Dickieburd

7.45 Rainbow Rain 

Newmarket – 3.30 To Catch A Thief (nap); 6.15 Greatgadian (nb). 

Aintree will also play host to racing on Saturday, as well as Wolverhampton, Chepstow and Newcastle

Aintree will also play host to racing on Saturday, as well as Wolverhampton, Chepstow and Newcastle

Databank

JOCKEY TO FOLLOW

CHARLIE DEUTSCH (six wins from 26 rides) has big chances on KYNTARA (Aintree, 12.20), PINK LEGEND (Aintree, 12.55), BRAVE SEASCA (Aintree, 1.30) and LOUNGE LIZARD (Aintree, 2.05)

TRAINER TO FOLLOW

NIGEL TWISTON-DAVIES (six winners from 20 runners) will be hoping for big things from NORMAN FLETCHER (Aintree, 11.10), ZAMBELLA (Aintree, 12.55), UNDERSUPERVISION (Aintree, 2.05) and CHANCE A TUNE (Aintree, 3.15)

BIG DAY FOR

Joe Tizzard, who will find out if he has a real stable star when JPR ONE (Sandown, 1.50) runs in the Henry VIII Novices’ Chase. The gelding was in control when unseating Brendan Powell at the last in a Grade Two last month.

WHAT’S IN A NAME

DR KANANGA (Chepstow, 1.37)

He was the villain in the 1973 James Bond film Live And Let Die.

WATCH OUT FOR

WILLMOUNT (Sandown, 11.50)

Cost £340,000 but it’s so far so good with three wins from three runs under rules. As short as 10-1 for the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle.

HORSES FOR COURSES

BEAUPORT (Sandown, 3.35) has run three times at the track — all over hurdles — and returned with a win and two second places. This is his first chase run at the course.

TRAINER TARGET

Paul Nicholls has won the Boylesports Juvenile Hurdle three times in the last six years. He runs LIARI (Aintree, 2.40).

PERFECT PARTNERS

Billy Loughnane has three winners from three rides for Charlie Appleby and is on board DUKE’S COMMAND(Wolverhampton, 5.00) for him.

BEST RACE FOR FAVOURITES

Six favourites have won the 2.12 at Chepstow and the 1.15 at Sandown in the past 10 years.

Paul Nicholls has won the Boylesports Juvenile Hurdle three times in the last six years

Paul Nicholls has won the Boylesports Juvenile Hurdle three times in the last six years 

Robin Goodfellow Best Bets – by Steve Ryder

ICEO (nap) failed to concede more than a stone of weight to JPR One when the pair met at Newton Abbot in October but he is expected to reverse that form off level weights in the Henry VIII Novices’ Chase at Sandown (1.50). The gelding trained by Paul Nicholls won the Imperial Cup at this course last season on heavy ground, so he is proven in these conditions and can provide Lorcan Williams with the first Grade One win of his career.

At Aintree (1.30), BRAVE SEASCA (nb) has strong claims to record back-to-back victories in this race. Successful off a mark of 146 last season by an eased down one-and-three-quarter lengths, he returns off a 1lb lower mark this year and should come on for his reappearance run in the Haldon Gold Cup, in which he was sent off joint favourite.

Brave Seasca has strong claims to record back-to-back victories at Aintree at the weekend

Brave Seasca has strong claims to record back-to-back victories at Aintree at the weekend

The Wizard of Odds – by Chris Baker

1.37 Chepstow

TWO FOR GOLD is a sound jumper and ended last season with a victory at Ascot. He finished second on his recent reappearance and can go one better today. 13-5

1.50 Sandown

ICEO (nap) can easily be forgiven his odds-on defeat when conceding weight at Newton Abbot last time. Prior to that, this Paul Nicholls-trained five-year-old had made an impressive chasing debut. 23-5

2.25 Sandown

IMPOSE TOI could be hard to beat but TOO FRIENDLY has a good each way chance at big odds. His second-place finish behind Rubaud in October represents strong form. 28-1



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