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Robin Goodfellow’s Racing Tips: Best bets for the Dublin Racing Festival

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  • Mail Sport’s racing expert Robin Goodfellow delivers his tips for the Dublin Racing Festival.

Mail Sport’s racing expert Robin Goodfellow delivers his tips for the Dublin Racing Festival.

Mail Sport’s racing expert Robin Goodfellow delivers his tips for the Dublin Racing Festival.

In the opening race of the Dublin Racing Festival (Leopardstown, 1.20), JETARA (nap) looks set to relish the step up in trip to 2m6½f.

The experienced mare has completed a hat-trick of wins over intermediate trips this season with her winning distances totalling 29½ lengths in those three runs. 

The latest came in an open Grade Three Mares’ Hurdle at this track over 2m4f on soft/heavy ground, where she beat Telmesomethinggirl, a 2021 Cheltenham Festival winner.

Jetara should prove hard to beat back in novice company with a 7lb mares’ allowance.

Later, MAGNA SAM (nb) (Musselburgh, 2.15) holds strong claims for a repeat victory in the Edinburgh National.

A three-time course winner from four starts, the gelding won this race last season off a mark of 120 by 4¼ lengths and runs this year off only a 4lb higher mark.

2.50 MUSSELBURGH

Ballygeary was a respectable third at Cheltenham in his first race of the season. He then won a two-horse race before finishing second over this course and distance last time out and can challenge again.

3.10 SANDOWN

Ed Keeper (nap) was an impressive winner at Newbury in December. A final flight mistake arguably cost him victory at Cheltenham when last seen but he can bounce back here.

3.45 SANDOWN

Blackjack Magic was a beaten favourite in an Ascot Grade Three before Christmas but the quicker ground was probably against him. Prior to that, he’d won a good race at Wincanton.



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