Robin Goodfellow’s racing tips: Best bets for January 6

Robin Goodfellow’s racing tips: Best bets for January 6

Robin Goodfellow’s racing tips: Best bets for Saturday, January 6


Sam Turner For The Daily Mail

22:20 BST, 5 January 2018

22:20 BST, 5 January 2018

Warren Greatrex was agonisingly close to landing a festive Grade One event but the Lambourn handler can gain a measure of compensation in today’s 32Red Tolworth Hurdle.

Mulcahys Hill was denied victory in last weekend’s Challow Hurdle by a frustrating margin, but more will be expected of WESTERN RYDER (Sandown, 2.25), given he arrives at this afternoon’s feature on the back of an impressive Cheltenham success.

Greatrex has never hidden his faith in the six-year-old which performed with great credit in bumpers at the major spring festivals, prior to an underwhelming start to his novice hurdle career.

Sportsmail’s racing expert Robin Goodfellow dishes out tips ahead of Saturday’s meetings 

A bizarre unseating of Richard Johnson at Stratford on his hurdling debut in November perplexed Greatrex, whose nerves were calmed by a smooth confidence-booster by Western Ryder at Chepstow prior to a display of authority in a better race at Cheltenham.

The horse comfortably accounted for third-home Summerville Boy that day, staying on strongly up the hill to win with a little in hand and it is hard to see how his rival can make up the five lengths he was beaten by at Prestbury Park.

This afternoon’s event represents another step up in class for Western Ryder but a stiff track and soft ground look optimum conditions. He is taken to see off Kalashnikov, who has swept aside his rivals in two novice hurdles.



12.15 We Have A Dream

12.45 Angels Antics

1.20 Perfect Pirate

1.50 Speredek

2.25 Western Ryder

3.00 Perfect Candidate

3.35 Call Me Lord


12.15 Echo Watt

12.45 Dusky Legend

1.20 Masterplan

1.50 Gino Trail

2.25 Western Ryder (nb)

3.00 Gas Line Boy

3.35 Call Me Lord



5.45 Sweet Symphony

6.15 Peace Terms

6.45 American Patrol

7.15 Straight Ash

7.45 Ventura Blues

8.15 Velvet Revolution

8.45 Choice Encounter

9.15 Victoriously


5.45 Compton Abbey

6.15 Peace Terms

6.45 Cookie Ring

7.15 Sheriff

7.45 Stellar Surprise

8.15 Lord George

8.45 Our Man In Havana

9.15 Thaqaffa



12.05 Zalshah (nb)

12.40 Craving

1.15 Toriano

1.45 Towerlands Park

2.20 Arcanada

2.55 Galloway Hills

3.30 Assanilka


12.05 Guvenor’s Choice

12.40 Hasanoanda

1.15 Maazel

1.45 Fayez

2.20 Straight Right

2.55 Galloway Hills

3.30 Assanilka



12.30 The Sweeney

1.00 Another Venture

1.35 Sussex Ranger

2.05 Final Nudge

2.45 Shantou Bob

3.20 Rock On Rocky

3.55 Good Boy Bobby


12.30 Jaunty Flyer

1.00 Souriyan

1.35 Mercenaire

2.05 Chase The Spud (nap)

2.45 Flemcara

3.20 Grey Gold

3.55 Gwalia



1.05 D’arcy’s Sound

1.40 Ambion Lane

2.10 Rhaegar

2.40 Antartica De Thaix

3.15 Bill And Barn

3.45 Daytime Ahead (nap)


1.05 D’arcy’s Sound

1.40 Cucklington

2.10 Big Time Frank

2.40 Antartica De Thaix

3.15 Bill And Barn

3.45 Zeroeshadesofgrey


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