Robin Goodfellow’s racing tips: Best bets for Saturday, May 21

Robin Goodfellow’s racing tips: Best bets for Saturday, May 21

Defeat in the Qipco 2,000 Guineas brought an end to the five-race unbeaten run of NATIVE TRAIL (Curragh, 3.20), but Godolphin’s champion juvenile can make up for it in the Irish equivalent.

The son of Oasis Dream returns to the scene of his imperious National Stakes display last September looking to put a narrow Newmarket reverse at the hands of stablemate Coroebus behind him, when he bids to join Churchill, Gleneagles and Kingman on the recent rollcall of Irish Guineas winners.

With upwards of 11lb in hand on his adversaries, the bookmakers have understandably installed Native Trail at prohibitive odds to register a first Classic success.

Newmarket Guineas runner-up Native Trail seeks to go one better in the Irish 2,000 Guineas

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

However, those prices appear realistic given the superiority he appears to enjoy and it will be a major disappointment if he cannot convert a winning opportunity, even with the improving Buckaroo in opposition.

CAME FROM THE DARK (Haydock, 3.45) failed to shine at Newmarket, but returns to one of his favoured venues this afternoon and could upset likely favourite Winter Power in the Temple Stakes.

Trainer Ed Walker has sent out a number of recent winners to suggest his yard is in rude health and his classy grey sprinter boasts course statistics which read 17121.

Winter Power enjoys a class edge on the selection, who is yet to win at this level, but this race looks a perfect set-up for Came From The Dark, whereas his short-priced rival seems to save her best for York.

WHOPUTFIFTYINYOU (Haydock, nap, 2.35) could prove a sporting bet in the Cazoo Silver Bowl as he took a while to hit top stride at Newbury and should relish the mile today.



1.53 Waverley Star

2.28 Uccello

3.03 Remarkable Force

3.38 Vindobala

4.13 Nathanael Greene

4.48 Aquamas

5.23 Koropick


1.53 Ballistic Berry

2.28 Clan Jock

3.03 Eddie’s Boy

3.38 War Defender

4.13 Trojan Horse

4.48 Aquamas

5.23 Isle Of Dreams



5.10 London

5.45 Mercian Hymn

6.15 Baileys Liberty

6.45 Glory And Gold

7.15 Ajrad

7.45 Made Of Lir

8.15 T Maxie


5.10 Bbob Alula

5.45 Mercian Hymn

6.15 Major Gatsby

6.45 Elsals

7.15 Bonus

7.45 Lahina Bay

8.15 Rosa Mystica



5.30 Tardree

6.00 Light N Strike

6.30 Shantou Express

7.00 Atlantic Storm

7.30 Lil Codey

8.00 Dhowin

8.30 Gerard Mentor


5.30 Toronto

6.00 Fanzio

6.30 Ennistown

7.00 Dogon

7.30 Sure Listen

8.00 Dhowin

8.30 Greystoke



1.25 Screaming Petrus

2.00 Bandinelli

2.35 Whoputfiftyinyou (nap)

3.10 Go Bears Go

3.45 Came From The Dark

4.20 Justcallmepete

4.55 Asad


1.25 L’Enclume

2.00 Golden Flame

2.35 Outgate

3.10 El Caballo (nb)

3.45 Winter Power (nap)

4.20 True Jem

4.55 Kingmania

Northerner – 1.25 Carlos Felix (nb); 4.20 Bicep (nap)



1.40 Northern Express

2.20 Sunset And Vine

2.55 Sir Titus

3.30 Mighty Blue

4.07 Looking For Lynda

4.42 Blenheim Boy

5.15 Tamaska


1.40 Safe Voyage

2.20 Conservative

2.55 Night On Earth

3.30 Believe In Love

4.07 Just Janet

4.42 Vaccine

5.15 Maywake

 Newmarket – 3.30 Believe In Love (nb); 4.42 Golden Voice (nap).



1.10 Baccarat Baby

1.45 Bosh

2.15 Victory Chime

2.50 Oman (nb)

3.25 Lone Eagle

4.00 Hyanna

4.35 Sir Henry Cotton


1.10 Fully Wet

1.45 Evocative Spark

2.15 Brentford Hope

2.50 Oman

3.25 Third Realm

4.00 Crema Inglesa

4.35 Mr Beaufort

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