Robin Goodfellow’s racing tips: Best bets for Thursday, August 22

Robin Goodfellow’s racing tips: Best bets for Thursday, August 22

Sportsmail’s racing expert Robin Goodfellow dishes out his tips for Thursday’s meetings at York, Stratford, Chepstow, Fontwell and Leicester. 

What’s The Story (York, nap, 3.00) has traditionally saved his best efforts for the Knavesmire and is fancied to land a second valuable handicap of the season this afternoon.

Although well beaten in the Goodwood Mile by the likes of Vale Of Kent (2nd) and Baltic Baron (5th), the selection didn’t enjoy the clearest of passages that day and never appeared as happy on the undulations as he does at York.

Sportsmail’s racing expert Robin Goodfellow dishes out his tips for Thursday’s meetings

In fact, the five-year-old’s best two career performances have been achieved at this afternoon’s venue courtesy of a stylish victory in a course and distance handicap in May and a creditable third place in the John Smith’s Cup, when again he didn’t enjoy the clearest of runs.

Another positive today is the renewing of his association with Joe Fanning, who steered Keith Dalgleish’s gelding to the cosy defeat of Firmament four starts ago, and he appeals as a sporting nap in one of the most competitive races of the week.

The closing fillies’ handicap is another candidate for that tag, with another maximum field declared. However SALAYEL (York, nb, 4.50) could prove a good bit better than her mark of 91 in time and should relish the prospect of decent ground and a strong pace.

ROBIN GOODFELLOW

1.55 Liberty Beach

2.25 Mums Tipple

3.00 What ’s The Story (nap)

3.35 Enable

4.15 Frankellina

4.50 Salayel (nb)

GIMCRACK

1.55 Under The Stars

2.25 St Ives

3.00 Wafy

3.35 Enable (nb)

4.15 Search For A Song (nap)

4.50 Lyzbeth

Newmarket – 4.15 Frankellina (nap); 4.50 Mubtasimah (nb).

Northerner – 1.55 Liberty Beach (nap); 2.25 Rayong (nb).

STRATFORD

ROBIN GOODFELLOW

1.00 Blue N Yellow

1.35 Arcadian Sea

2.05 Lock’s Corner

2.40 Topofthecotswolds

3.15 Ladies Dancing

3.50 High Counsel

4.25 Oneofthesenights

5.00 Socks

GIMCRACK

1.00 Head Lad

1.35 Arcadian Sea

2.05 Included

2.40 Pink Eyed Pedro

3.15 Kahdian

3.50 Johnny Og

4.25 Oneofthesenights

5.00 Socks

CHEPSTOW

ROBIN GOODFELLOW

1.45 Risk Mitigation

2.15 I’lletyougonow

2.50 Secondo

3.25 Don’t Stop Dancing

4.00 Jaganory

4.30 Danglydontask

5.05 Trouble Shooter

GIMCRACK

1.45 Carlow Boy

2.15 Elena

2.50 Another Boy

3.25 Lexington Rebel

4.00 Pearl Of Qatar

4.30 Norab

5.05 Trouble Shooter

FONTWELL

ROBIN GOODFELLOW

4.40 Black Anthem

5.15 Prancing Oscar

5.50 King Cool

6.20 Downloadtheapp

6.50 Danboru

7.20 Code Of Law

7.50 Petite Jack

GIMCRACK 

4.40 Desert Roe

5.15 Guns of Leros

5.50 Melody Of Scotland

6.20 Goldslinger

6.50 Danboru

7.20 King Cnut

7.50 Zamperini

LEICESTER

ROBIN GOODFELLOW

5.30 Wyclif

6.00 Knightcap

6.30 Pinnata

7.00 Harmonise

7.30 Diva Rock

8.00 Evening Attire

GIMCRACK 

5.30 Trumpets Call

6.00 Havana Dawn

6.30 Baalbek

7.00 Sempre Presto

7.30 Yarrow Gate

8.00 Evening Attire




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