Robin Goodfellow’s Racing Tips: Best bets for Friday, November 13

Robin Goodfellow’s Racing Tips: Best bets for Friday, November 13

EASYSLAND (Cheltenham, 3.00) can come out on top in the clash of the cross country giants when he goes head to head with Tiger Roll.

The JP McManus-owned selection, trained in France by David Cottin, looked special when beating Tiger Roll 17 lengths at the Festival last March.

Handed only a 4lb turnaround at the weights, Tiger Roll, the dual Grand National winner who had won the two previous runnings of the Festival Cross Country Chase, would appear to have a mountain to climb.

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

But it is not as straightforward as that.

Last season’s Festival preparation for Tiger Roll did not go to plan and he ran well below his best when he faced Easysland.

A spin on the Flat should have blown the cobwebs away for Tiger Roll, who will be ridden for the first time by Robbie Power.

The race should indicate how fiercely the fire still burns within the 10-year-old, but the bottom line is that Easysland, who won on his only other run at the track last December, is a young horse who could dominate this division for years.

The 2019 Welsh National winner Potters Corner is another fascinating runner in the line-up. The Christian Williams-trained chaser receives plenty of weight.

It is his first cross country chase, but Williams says he did well when having a practice session around Cheltenham.

CONDITIONAL jockey Alexander Thorne was suspended for 21 days and his mount Twin Star disqualified after the rider failed to weigh in after winning the two-and-a-half mile hurdle at Taunton.

Thurday’s race was awarded to second-past-the-post Robinshill.



11.45 Final Fling

12.18 Viking Ruby

12.48 Don’t Need To Know

1.23 Miss Mahmite

1.58 Charlie Snow Angel

2.33 Chanting Hill

3.10 Dancewiththewind

3.40 Mount Stewart


11.45 Elite Icon

12.18 Espoir Moriviere

12.48 Eagle Ridge

1.23 Miss Mahmite

1.58 Crocodile Dundee

2.33 Calle Malva

3.10 Cousin Oscar

3.40 Wolf Run

NORTHERNER – 1.23 Rubytwo (nb); 1.58 King ’s Wharf (nap)



4.15 Excelinthejungle

4.45 Lezardrieux

5.15 Araifjan

5.45 Copinet

6.15 Kaheall

6.45 Amniarix

7.15 Turaath

7.45 Sula Island

8.15 Sha La La La Lee


4.15 A Go Go

4.45 Love Love

5.15 Ultra Violet

5.45 Copinet

6.15 Emperor Spirit

6.45 Mabre

7.15 I’m Available

7.45 Combine

8.15 Daafr

NEWMARKET – 6.15 Kaheall (nap); 6.45 American Entente (nb).



1.15 Playa Blanca

1.50 Magic Saint (nb)

2.25 Protektorat

3.00 Easysland

3.35 Does He Know

4.05 One True King (nap)


1.15 Castle Robin

1.50 Beat The Judge

2.25 Protektorat (nb)

3.00 Easysland

3.35 Grand Mogul (nap)

4.05 Panic Attack



12.02 Classic Escape

12.32 Defuture Is Bright

1.05 El Kaldoun

1.40 The Bull Mccabe

2.15 Hooper

2.50 Anightinlambourn

3.25 Dash Of Blue

3.55 Definite Winner


12.02 Mercian Knight

12.32 Rizzardo

1.05 El Kaldoun

1.40 Barbados Buck’s

2.15 Found On

2.50 Barrys Jack

3.25 Dash Of Blue

3.55 Just A Sip

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