Robin Goodfellow's racing tips for Saturday, June 27

Robin Goodfellow’s racing tips for Saturday, June 27

Alan King has become the go-to trainer for staying events on the Flat and the in-form handler could add another Betfair Northumberland Plate to his c.v. courtesy of RAINBOW DREAMER (Newcastle, nap, 3.35).

Successful in today’s feature 12 months ago with the redoubtable Who Dares Wins, King appears to have another live contender in all-weather specialist Rainbow Dreamer who shaped with plenty of promise on his Gosforth Park comeback in the Group Three Sagaro Stakes.

All of the selection’s nine career wins have been achieved with the benefit of a recent outing, with his statistics following an absence of two months or greater reading a modest 84784.

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

Given that record, the seven-year-old is entitled to improve for his run behind subsequent Gold Cup runner-up Nayef Road at today’s venue three weeks ago, especially as he moved well into the race before fading late on through a lack of fitness.

That was Rainbow Dreamer’s first defeat on a synthetic surface in six starts and the reverse could also be attributed to the Newcastle surface riding deeper than normal due to the hot weather and inactivity. The Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby (see race details, right) looks a tough race to unravel with last week’s Royal Ascot scorer Santiago heading the market.

The Queen’s Vase, run at a blistering early pace, set up well for Aidan O’Brien’s colt and it will be interesting to see if he can cope with the drop in trip on contrasting ground tonight.

In contrast, stablemate arthur’s kingdom (Curragh, 7.15) should find conditions to his liking and is fancied to improve on his creditable runners-up berth to the well-ridden Pyledriver in the King Edward VII Stakes when it looked like a lack of condition may have been his undoing.

There is a good chance the Camelot colt will sharpen up a fair bit for that experience and the first-time cheekpieces may also focus his mind.


12.15 Tilsit

12.45 Toussarok

1.15 Staxton

1.50 Mubakker

2.25 Copper Knight (nb)

3.00 Aloe Vera

3.35 Rainbow Dreamer (nap)

4.10 Glan Y Gors

4.40 Juniors Dream


12.15 Tilsit

12.45 Toussarok

1.15 Gunmetal

1.50 Judicial

2.25 Magical Spirit

3.00 Virgin Snow

3.35 Rainbow Dreamer (nap)

4.10 Al Kout

4.40 Irish Times



4.20 Emirati Dirham

4.55 Wine Flight

5.25 Tabaahy

5.55 Healing Power

6.30 Apex King

7.00 Berkshire Philly

7.30 Awesomedude

8.00 Shifting Gold


4.20 Cliffcake

4.55 Irish Tweed

5.25 Tabaahy

5.55 Baby Steps

6.30 Voltaic

7.00 Dakota Moon

7.30 Pioneering

8.00 Helian



12.00 Nortonthorpe Boy

12.30 Imperial Gloriana

1.05 Northern Queen

1.40 Magisterium

2.15 Abushamah

2.50 Star Shield

3.25 Night Bear

4.00 Bal Mal

4.35 Van Gerwen


12.00 Nortonthorpe Boy

12.30 Huraa

1.05 Newgate Angel

1.40 Watch Me

2.15 My Boy Lewis

2.50 Star Shield

3.25 Born A King

4.00 Bal Mal

4.35 Compton’s Finale

NORTHERNER 12.30 Imperial Gloriana (nap); 2.15 My Boy Lewis (nb).

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