300-1 shot He Knows No Fear makes horse racing history at Leopardstown


300-1 shot He Knows No Fear makes horse racing history at Leopardstown becoming the longest-priced winner in British and Irish racing 

  • He Knows No Fear caused the biggest upset in British and Irish racing history
  • The horse took victory in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden on Thursday
  •  William Hill took 86 bets on the winner the biggest returning a massive £5,400

He Knows No Fear caused the biggest upset in British and Irish racing history when springing a record 300-1 shock at Leopardstown.

The Betfair starting price for the colt — trained by Luke Comer — was an eye-watering 1000-1, but his industry SP of 300-1 meant he usurped the victory of 250-1 shot Equinoctial, successful at Kelso in 1990, to become the biggest-priced winner either side of the Irish Sea. 

He Knows No Fear caused one of the biggest shocks in racing history at Leopardstown

William Hill took 86 bets on the winner, the biggest of which returned £5,400. Ridden by Chris Hayes, the outsider finished with a terrific rattle to overhaul favourite Agitare late on in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden and create history.

 Coral’s John Hill said ‘The previous record came over jumps. This was on the Flat, which makes it even more surprising.’



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Robin Goodfellow’s racing tips: Best bets for Friday, August 14


Robin Goodfellow’s racing tips: Best bets for Friday, August 14

Sportsmail’s racing expert Robin Goodfellow dishes out his tips for Friday’s meetings at Lingfield, Pontefract, Chepstow and Chester.

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

LINGFIELD

ROBIN GOODFELLOW   

4.25 Pearl Beach

4.55 Caledonian Crusade

5.25 Laurentia

5.55 Power Station

6.25 Alpine Springs

6.55 Redemptive

7.25 Raaed

7.55 Wild Flower

GIMCRACK   

4.25 Evaporust

4.55 Arctic Sea

5.25 Percy Toplis

5.55 Lost In Space

6.25 Alpine Springs

6.55 Redemptive

7.25 Raaed

7.55 Terri Rules

NEWMARKET – 4.55 Caledonian Crusade (nb); 5.55 Lost In Space (nap).

PONTEFRACT

ROBIN GOODFELLOW    

12.15 Ballintoy Harbour

12.45 Keeping Secrets

1.15 War Whisper

1.45 Mr Orange

2.20 Breath Of Joy

2.50 Shades Of Blue

3.20 Frankenstella (nb)

3.50 Hidden Sky

4.20 Mankayan

GIMCRACK   

12.15 Ancient Times

12.45 Keeping Secrets

1.15 Foreshore

1.45 Lincoln Gamble

2.20 Breath Of Joy

2.50 Magical Journey

3.20 Revolver

3.50 Tawreed

4.20 Prince Imperial

CHEPSTOW

ROBIN GOODFELLOW       

4.35 Sammy Sunshine

5.05 Bobby On The Beat

5.35 Velvet Vista

6.05 Doc Sportello

6.35 Top Secret

7.05 Secretfact

7.35 Ascot Day

8.05 Retrospect (nap)

GIMCRACK   

4.35 Sammy Sunshine

5.05 Bobby On The Beat

5.35 Velvet Vista

6.05 Princely

6.35 Top Secret

7.05 Zapper Cass

7.35 French Riviera

8.05 Retrospect

CHESTER

ROBIN GOODFELLOW  

1.40 Sands In Time

2.10 Cuban Breeze

2.40 Chase The Dollar

3.10 Lincoln Park

3.40 Glory Fighter

4.10 Mutabaahy

4.40 Berkshire Savvy

5.10 Gold Ribbon

5.40 Madeeh

GIMCRACK  

1.40 Sands In Time

2.10 Bergerac

2.40 Chase The Dollar (nap)

3.10 Arcanada

3.40 Kindly

4.10 Militia

4.40 Highwaygrey (nb)

5.10 Midrarr

5.40 Deposit

NORTHERNER – 3.40 Bossipop (nap); 5.40 Madeeh (nb).



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Robin Goodfellow’s racing tips: Best bets for Thursday, August 13


Robin Goodfellow’s racing tips: Best bets for Thursday, August 13

Sportsmail’s racing expert Robin Goodfellow dishes out his tips for Thursday’s meetings at Salisbury, Bath and Hamilton.

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

SALISBURY

ROBIN GOODFELLOW   

12.45 Crazy Luck

1.15 Taameen

1.45 Princess Mayson

2.20 Award Scheme (nb)

2.50 Almareekh

3.20 Iron Heart

3.50 Devils Roc

4.20 Burguillos

4.55 City Escape

GIMCRACK   

12.45 Crazy Luck

1.15 Modmin

1.45 Amazon Princess

2.20 Queen Power (nap)

2.50 Ghaziyah

3.20 Without A Fight

3.50 Tuscan Oasis

4.20 Junvieve

4.55 Willy Nilly

NEWMARKET – 2.20 Queen Power (nap); 2.50 Almareekh (nb).

BATH

ROBIN GOODFELLOW    

3.55 Master Of Brazil

4.25 Tell William

5.00 The Golden Unicorn

5.30 Velvet Vista

6.00 Alba Del Sole

6.30 Star Prize

7.00 Savanna Gold

7.30 Derry Boy

8.00 Sufi

GIMCRACK   

3.55 Master Of Brazil

4.25 Tell William

5.00 The Golden Unicorn

5.30 Velvet Vista

6.00 Waseem Faris

6.30 Star Prize

7.00 Savanna Gold

7.30 Born To Please

8.00 Singing The Blues

HAMILTON

ROBIN GOODFELLOW  

1.35 Two Cop Bop (nap)

2.10 Lyons Lane

2.40 Credible

3.10 Edgewood

3.40 Granite City Doc

4.15 Let Me Be

4.50 Tigerten

5.20 Millie The Minx

5.50 Remmy D

GIMCRACK  

1.35 Full Of Sass

2.10 Twentysixthstreet

2.40 Credible

3.10 Edgewood

3.40 Poet’s Dawn

4.15 Throne Hall

4.50 Flying Moon

5.20 Millie The Minx (nb)

5.50 Royal Countess

NORTHERNER – 2.10 Lady Celia (nb); 3.10 Fortamour (nap).



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Robin Goodfellow’s racing tips: Best bets for Wednesday, August 12


Robin Goodfellow’s racing tips: Best bets for Wednesday, August 12

Sportsmail’s racing expert Robin Goodfellow dishes out his tips for Wednesday’s meetings at Wolverhampton, Kempton and Beverley.

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

WOLVERHAMPTON 

ROBIN GOODFELLOW   

4.05 Chase That Dream

4.35 Find A Penny

5.05 Blue Venture

5.35 Sir Oliver

6.10 Kodiac Pride

6.40 Cupid’s Beau

7.10 Ilaraab

7.40 Tasaamuh

8.10 Image Of The Moon (nb)

GIMCRACK   

4.05 Summer Power

4.35 Honeydew

5.05 Blue Venture

5.35 Absolutio

6.10 Burford Brown

6.40 Cupid’s Beau

7.10 Mutalahef

7.40 Heaven Forfend

8.10 Daheer

Northerner – 6.10 Kodiac Pride (nap); 6.40 Kingsholm (nb).

KEMPTON

ROBIN GOODFELLOW    

1.15 Unbutton

1.45 Baroness Rachael

2.20 Isle Of May

2.50 Mostly

3.20 Hart Stopper

3.50 Mykonos St John

4.20 Burke And Wills

4.55 Brentford Hope

5.25 Menin Gate

GIMCRACK   

1.15 Temple Bruer

1.45 Breckland

2.20 Last Sunset (nb)

2.50 Mostly

3.20 May Sonic

3.50 Glen Esk

4.20 Libretti

4.55 Casting Vote

5.25 Menin Gate

BEVERLEY 

ROBIN GOODFELLOW   

1.35 Pythagoras

2.10 Proud Archi

2.40 Billian

3.10 De Latour

3.40 Ginger Jam

4.10 Zihaam

4.45 Phoenix Approach (nap)

5.15 Hua Mulan

5.50 Kesarina

GIMCRACK  

1.35 Pythagoras (nap)

2.10 Jamais Assez

2.40 Billian

3.10 Invincible Bertie

3.40 Shepherds Way

4.10 Al Khabeer

4.45 Puckle

5.15 Top Attraction

5.50 Haida Gwaii

Northerner – 2.10 San Rafael (nb); 3.40 Ginger Jam (nap).



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Phoenix Thoroughbreds to quit horse racing in the UK just a year after enjoying Royal Ascot glory


Troubled Phoenix Thoroughbreds to quit horse racing in the UK just a year after enjoying Royal Ascot glory

  • Big-spending organisation has announced it is to quit racing in the UK
  • Eleven trainers in Britain are affected, including John Quinn and Karl Burke
  • The Dubai-based company has denied allegations of money laundering

Troubled American organisation Phoenix Thoroughbreds have ceased their interest in UK racing.

The Dubai-based operation, which enjoyed Royal Ascot success with Signora Cabello and Advertise, was launched in 2017 as the ‘world’s first regulated thoroughbred fund’ and will continue to race in other countries.

Eleven trainers in Britain are affected, including John Quinn, Karl Burke and Peter Chapple-Hyam.

Phoenix Thoroughbreds’ highest profile horse Advertise was a winner at Royal Ascot this year

Founder Amer Abdulaziz Salman, who denied an allegation in a New York court last year that he was a key money launderer for fake cryptocurrency OneCoin, said: ‘It is with a heavy heart that Phoenix Thoroughbreds will no longer have our racing operations in the UK.

‘We have very much enjoyed working with our excellent partners and seeing our colours race at Ascot, Newmarket and further afield has been a dream come true for myself and everyone at Phoenix Thoroughbreds.

‘We have invested large amounts into the industry in the UK, helping to employ hundreds of staff both directly and indirectly. This has not been a decision we have taken lightly.

‘However, for the growth and wellbeing of our business and our partners internationally, we have taken the decision to leave the UK for the foreseeable future.

‘It saddens me greatly to have to do this but at this juncture we believe it is necessary.’

Meanwhile, Hamish, ante-post favourite for the Sky Bet Ebor, will miss the York feature and the rest of the season after suffering a setback.



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Robin Goodfellow’s racing tips: Best bets for Tuesday, August 11


Robin Goodfellow’s racing tips: Best bets for Tuesday, August 11

Sportsmail’s racing expert Robin Goodfellow dishes out his tips for Tuesday’s meetings at Wolverhampton, Haydock, Perth and Lingfield.

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

WOLVERHAMPTON 

ROBIN GOODFELLOW   

1.40 Aussie Stormer

2.10 Blue Hero

2.40 Day Job

3.10 Qaaraat

3.40 Thumur

4.10 Street Poet

4.40 Come On Bear

5.15 Aiguillette

5.50 Joe’s Way

GIMCRACK   

1.40 Hotalena

2.10 Boogie Time

2.40 Heatherdown Matron

3.10 Hard Solution

3.40 Vindicate

4.10 Thorn

4.40 Come On Bear

5.15 Deeds Not Words

5.50 Purbeck Hills

Newmarket – 1.40 Electric Blue (nb); 2.10 Blue Hero (nap). 

HAYDOCK 

ROBIN GOODFELLOW    

1.25 Union Spirit

1.55 Normandy Barriere

2.25 Somewhere Secret

2.55 River Alwen

3.25 Verbena

3.55 Alablaq

4.25 Tacitly

4.55 Grace And Virtue

5.30 Leoncavallo (nb)

GIMCRACK   

1.25 Camahawk

1.55 Redrosezorro

2.25 Ustath

2.55 Amalfi Bay

3.25 Verbena

3.55 Alablaq (nb)

4.25 Top Class Angel (nap)

4.55 Eternal Blush

5.30 Leoncavallo

PERTH 

ROBIN GOODFELLOW   

4.00 Chosen Flame

4.30 C’Est Le Bonheur

5.05 Somethinboutangela

5.40 Craigmor

6.10 Fubar

6.40 Great Colaci

7.10 Forecast

7.40 Istimraar (nap)

8.10 Headscarf Lil

GIMCRACK  

4.00 Gemologist

4.30 Petrastar

5.05 Dr Hooves

5.40 Craigmor

6.10 Pammi

6.40 Lady Samback

7.10 Forecast

7.40 Istimraar

8.10 Headscarf Lil

Northerner – 4.00 Chosen Flame (nap); 5.40 Chocolat Noir (nb). 

LINGFIELD

 ROBIN GOODFELLOW

3.50 Sarsaparilla

4.20 Praised

4.50 Arlecchino’s Arc

5.25 Total Distraction

5.55 Volcano Bay

6.25 Tawtheef

6.55 Alnaseem

7.25 Radetsky

7.55 Fiery Breath

 GIMCRACK

3.50 Black Sparrow

4.20 Aramis Grey

4.50 Sweet Nature

5.25 Flying Standard

5.55 Volcano Bay

6.25 Tawtheef

6.55 Alnaseem

7.25 Radetsky

7.55 Confrerie



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Robin Goodfellow’s racing tips: Best bets for Monday, August 10


Robin Goodfellow’s racing tips: Best bets for Monday, August 10

Sportsmail’s racing expert Robin Goodfellow dishes out his tips for Monday’s meetings at Leicester, Chester and Southwell.

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

LEICESTER 

ROBIN GOODFELLOW 

1.30 Forever Forward

2.00 Archibar

2.30 Monza City

3.00 Harry’s Ridge

3.30 ONE NIGHT STAND (nap)

4.00 Sorrel

4.30 Stunning Beauty

5.00 Dargel

GIMCRACK 

1.30 Arsonist

2.00 Susucaru

2.30 Dujac

3.00 Grandstand

3.30 One Night Stand

4.00 Colony Queen

4.30 Stunning Beauty

5.00 Zap 

NEWMARKET – 4.00 SORREL (nap); 4.30 Stunning Beauty (nb) 

CHESTER 

ROBIN GOODFELLOW  

4.25 Commonsensical

4.55 Different Face

5.30 True Blue Moon 

6.00 Zamaani

6.30 Dark Pursuit

7.00 Sky Defender (nb)

7.30 Dalanijujo

8.00 Edinburgh Castle 

GIMCRACK 

4.25 Tommy and Andy

4.55 Different Face

5.30 Gabrial The Saint 

6.00 Mystery Smiles (nb)

6.30 EMARAATY ANA (nb)

7.00 Desert Icon

7.30 Stringybark Creek

8.00 Gabrial The One 

NORTHERNER – 5.30 True Blue Moon (nb); 6.30 Keep Busy (nap)

SOUTHWELL 

ROBIN GOODFELLOW  

1.15 Robyndzone

1.45 The Butcher Said

2.15 Tidal Watch

2.45 Donnie Azoff

3.15 Perfect Grace

3.45 Jamacho

4.15 Cool Destination

4.45 Swilly Sunset

5.20 Etat Major Aulmes 

GIMCRACK 

1.15 Pride of Parish

1.45 Minella Warrior

2.15 Azzuri 

2.45 Beyond the Pale

3.15 Coulonces

3.45 Perfect City

4.15 Cool Destination

4.45 Coby Nine

5.20 Dariya



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Lucky Vega impresses with dominant win in eventful Keeneland Phoenix Stakes at the Curragh 


Lucky Vega impresses with dominant win in eventful Keeneland Phoenix Stakes at the Curragh

  • Lucky Vega delivered another victory for Jessica Harrington on Sunday
  • The son of Lope De Vega led from the start and was never threatened 
  • Space Blues led home a British-trained 1-2 in the Prix Maurice De Gheest

Jessica Harrington unveiled another superstar juvenile on Sunday when Lucky Vega displayed an explosive turn of foot to lift the Keeneland Phoenix Stakes at the Curragh.

Noted travelling strongly throughout the Group 1 feature in the hands of Shane Foley, the speedy son of Lope De Vega quickened markedly at the furlong marker to leave rivals like The Lir Jet in his wake and earn quotes of 16-1 for next year’s 2000 Guineas.

A delighted Harrington said: ‘We thought he was working well, but you never know and everyone said this was a strong renewal.

Lucky Vega, ridden by Shane Foley,after winning the Keeneland Phoenix Stakes

‘Shane (Foley) said we should be thinking about the Middle Park and I think he’ll get seven furlongs in time as well.’ There was also Group 1 glory in France for trainer Charlie Appleby who witnessed Space Blues lead home a British-trained 1-2 in the Prix Maurice De Gheest.

A smooth winner of the Lennox Stakes at Goodwood, Space Blues produced a smart change of gear for rider William Buick to overhaul the Kevin Ryan-trained Hello Youmzain close home.

L Regal Reality relished the return to a mile to run out an emphatic winner of Salisbury’s Group 3 Sovereign Stakes under Richard Kingscote.

The speedy son of Lope De Vega quickened markedly at the furlong marker

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Robin Goodfellow’s racing tips: Best bets for Saturday, August 8


Robin Goodfellow’s racing tips: Best bets for Saturday, August 8

The decision to switch GLOBAL GIANT (Haydock, 2.40) to John Gosden already looks a smart move and Saturday’s BetVictor Rose Of Lancaster Stakes represents a superb chance of Group race glory.

All three of the selection’s performances since moving from Ed Dunlop have been superior to anything he achieved beforehand, with the son of Shamardal posting a career-best in the Steventon Stakes at Newbury last time.

The form of that snug victory under the tutelage of Gosden (right) has already been enhanced with third-home Pablo Escobarr winning tidily at Goodwood, while Walkinthesand (sixth) recorded a fine run off top weight in a hot handicap at the same venue.

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

Global Giant had previously suffered defeat at Sandown when hitting a troubled passage in the straight and it is worth noting the runner-up that day, Aspetar, went on to win a York Group Two on his next start.

Connections of Global Giant are reportedly eyeing a valuable prize in Bahrain as his ultimate target this year, but today’s Group Three is a perfect stepping stone and he is capable of confirming Newbury placings with Extra Elusive.

Zaaki looks an interesting contender as he ran as well as he could behind Sussex Stakes winner Mohaather in the Summer Mile at Ascot and his trainer has been keen to try the five-year-old back over 10 furlongs.

He was third in this race two years ago and could well give Global Giant some concerns.

The nap vote goes to DANILOVA (Newmarket, nap, 3.20), who makes a quick return to action following a smart course-and-distance success in maiden company last weekend.

Today’s race represents a marked step up in grade for the daughter of Dubawi, but her experience of the track could prove invaluable and she was the last off the bridle seven days ago which suggested she had learned plenty from her debut last month.

Fly Miss Helen boasts plenty of class judged on her Newbury win three weeks ago and she could prove a class apart. However, her potential is built into the price while there is still juice in Danilova’s odds.

NEWMARKET

ROBIN GOODFELLOW 

1.40 Babindi 

2.15 Ayo Patsy

2.50 Aesthete

3.20 Danilova (nap)

4.00 Al Rufaa

4.35 Zegalo

5.10 Cognac

5.40 Coltrane

GIMCRACK 

1.40 Arion Fox

2.15 Jessop

2.50 Magisterium

3.20 Dubai Fountain (nb)

4.00 Al Rufaa

4.35 Zegalo

5.10 Harrovian

5.40 Coltrane

Northerner – 2.50 High Peak (nap); 5.10 Cognac (nb).

ASCOT

ROBIN GOODFELLOW  

12.40 Megallan

1.15 Jadwal

1.50 Dazzling Dan

2.25 Jalaad

3.00 Australis

3.35 Jeremiah (nb)

4.10 Grand Bazaar

4.45 Blue De Vega

GIMCRACK 

12.40 Megallan

1.15 Jadwal

1.50 Chil Chil

2.25 Jalaad

3.00 Australis

3.35 Look Closely

4.10 Wise Glory

4.45 Blue De Vega

 Newmarket – 3.00 Australis (nap); 3.35 Look Closely (nb).

HAYDOCK

ROBIN GOODFELLOW 

12.30 Magic Voice

1.00 Toro Dorado

1.30 Yes My Boy

2.05 Farzeen

2.40 Global Giant

3.15 Sansevero

3.50 Triggered

4.25 Wedding Date

4.55 Canford Bay

GIMCRACK 

12.30 Anna Of Lorraine

1.00 Star Of Valour

1.30 Sameem

2.05 Festive Star

2.40 Global Giant (nap)

3.15 King Fan

3.50 Young Fire

4.25 Aristocratic Lady

4.55 Canford Bay

UTTOXETER 

ROBIN GOODFELLOW  

4.30 Enemy Coast Ahead

5.00 Yccs Portocervo

5.30 Longhouse Sale

6.00 Yes No Maybe So

6.30 Luck Of The Legion

7.00 Anywayyoulookatit

7.30 Captain Tom Cat

8.00 Dear Sire

8.30 Present Chief

GIMCRACK 

4.30 Enemy Coast Ahead

5.00 Mine’s A Pint

5.30 Longhouse Sale

6.00 Shantou Village

6.30 Go To Court

7.00 Hidden Cargo

7.30 Light In The Sky

8.00 Dear Sire

8.30 Handy Hollow

 



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Robin Goodfellow’s racing tips: Best bets for Friday, August 7


Robin Goodfellow’s racing tips: Best bets for Friday, August 7

Sportsmail’s racing expert Robin Goodfellow dishes out his tips for Friday’s meetings at Wolverhampton, Sandown and Cartmel.

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

WOLVERHAMPTON

ROBIN GOODFELLOW 

4.15 Reims

4.50 The Princes Poet

5.20 Dandys Derriere

5.50 A Go Go

6.20 En Famille

6.50 Famous Dynasty

7.20 Bizzi Lizzi

7.50 Deftera Lad

8.20 Malmesbury Abbey

GIMCRACK 

4.15 Spring Campaign

4.50 Apres Dark

5.20 Dandys Derriere

5.50 Hard Solution

6.20 En Famille

6.50 Ocho Grande

7.20 Bizzi Lizzi

7.50 Freedom And Wheat

8.20 Rock Of Redmond

Northerner – 4.15 Kaafy (nap); 6.50 Swinging Eddie (nb).

SANDOWN

ROBIN GOODFELLOW  

12.35 Politics

1.10 Perotto

1.45 Pop Dancer

2.20 Symbolic Power

2.55 Mon Choix

3.30 Enemy (nb)

4.05 Revolver

4.35 Gypsy Whisper

GIMCRACK 

12.35 Politics

1.10 Holwah

1.45 Pink Sands (nap)

2.20 Pied Piper

2.55 Crimewave

3.30 Star Of Wins (nb)

4.05 Revolver

4.35 Fantail

Newmarket – 1.45 Pink Sands (nap); 3.30 Enemy (nb).

CARTMEL

ROBIN GOODFELLOW  

12.15 Peat Moss

12.50 Finisk River

1.25 Aptly Put

2.00 Fort De L’Ocean

2.35 Seddon

3.10 Stop The World

3.45 The Steward (nap)

4.20 Canford Thompson

GIMCRACK 

12.15 Lairig Ghru

12.50 Finisk River

1.25 Mamoo

2.00 Dogon

2.35 Shantaluze

3.10 Stop The World

3.45 Coole Well

4.20 Canford Thompson



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