Robin Goodfellow’s racing tips: Best bets for Saturday, June 15

Robin Goodfellow’s racing tips: Best bets for Saturday, June 15

Sportsmail’s racing expert Robin Goodfellow dishes out his tips for Saturday’s meetings at York, Sandown, Chester, Bath, and Hexham. 

Time may tell MEKONG (York, 3.00) faced a hopeless task last time at Sandown, but victory in Saturday’s Sky Bet Race To The Ebor Stakes could still put him in line for a £1million payday in August.

Striving to overhaul leading Ascot Gold Cup candidate Dee Ex Bee up the Esher straight proved beyond Sir Michael Stoute’s likeable four-year-old, but the prospect of encountering similar quality on the Knavesmire this afternoon seems fairly remote.

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

Success in this afternoon’s feature will guarantee Mekong joins other qualifiers, Ghostwatch and First Eleven, in the field for the highly lucrative Sky Bet Ebor in nine weeks’ time.

A repeat on the figures of his narrow Sandown reverse could be enough to seal his spot. Unlike one or two of his adversaries this afternoon, Mekong won’t find conditions unsuitable given he powered to an impressive heavy-ground triumph at Haydock last September.

Stoute’s ability to develop and nurture older horses is almost unparalleled, so it seems safe to assume there is more improvement to come from Mekong while a long-range entry in the Group One Irish Leger may offer an insight into the son of Frankel’s potential.

Tactically versatile, the selection should be happy enough sitting in front under Ryan Moore if there is little pace and he looks capable of advancing his case for the Ebor at the expense of old adversary Austrian School.


2.10 Mrs Bouquet

2.40 Gravistas

3.10 Queen Penn

3.45 She Can Boogie (nb)

4.20 Bit Of A Quirke

4.55 Bossipop

5.30 Heart Of Soul


2.10 Mrs Bouquet

2.40 Waldstern

3.10 Queen Penn

3.45 Yolo Again

4.20 Dark Devil

4.55 Highland Acclaim

5.30 Heart Of Soul



1.50 Makawee

2.25 Love Dreams

3.00 Mekong

3.35 Moraawed

4.05 International Lion

4.40 Frankelio

5.15 John Kirkup


1.50 Makawee

2.25 Aljady

3.00 Mekong (nb)

3.35 Rathbone (nap)

4.05 Black Caspian

4.40 Masked Identity

5.15 Seen The Lyte



2.05 Well Done Fox

2.35 Fantasy Keeper

3.15 Loch Ness Monster

3.50 Wise Counsel

4.25 Pour Me A Drink

5.00 Two Bids

5.35 Just Wait


2.05 Street Parade

2.35 Kodiac Express

3.15 Sawwaah

3.50 Make A Wish

4.25 New King

5.00 Caen Na Coille

5.35 Just Wait



1.45 Miss M

2.20 Star Alexander

2.55 Khafooq

3.30 Livvys Dream

4.10 Handytalk (nap)

4.45 Deptford Mick

5.20 Lieutenant Conde


1.45 Dream Free

2.20 Star Alexander

2.55 Good Answer

3.30 Rogue

4.10 Peace Dreamer

4.45 Vino Rosso

5.20 Lucky’s Dream



2.15 Kitty Fisher

2.45 Some Day Soon

3.20 Notwhatiam

3.55 Only Orsenfoolsies

4.30 Darling Miss

5.05 Prince Dundee

5.40 Wazowski


2.15 Roll Of Thunder

2.45 Some Day Soon

3.20 Notwhatiam

3.55 Cairnshill

4.30 Board Of Trade

5.05 Lawtop Legend

5.40 Think Ahead


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