Robin Goodfellow’s racing tips for Saturday, March 21
The price on jumps racing taking place anywhere this weekend must have been much bigger on Monday than the number of runners on Saturday’s Thurles card.
Horse Racing Ireland’s decision, in conjunction with the Irish Government, to press ahead under strict guidelines has baffled some, but it does mean we are spared re-runs on ITV on Saturday afternoon.
While the card lacks quality, the Grade Three Pierce Molony Memorial Novice Chase is a terrific race with SIZING POTTSIE (Thurles, 3.10) bidding to complete a rapid hat-trick.
Sportsmail’s racing expert Robin Goodfellow shares his tips for Saturday’s meeting at Thurles
A two-month break after Christmas seems to have worked for the son of Kapgarde given his wide-margin victories at Fairyhouse and Navan.
A switch to front-running tactics has led to an upturn in fortunes, and despite those wins coming on heavy ground, connections feel he could prove a smart chaser on better ground on Saturday.
Of Sizing Pottsie’s rivals, it is unlikely we have seen the best of Zero Ten, who crashed out at Punchestown when a short price, but had previously chased home Arkle participant Cash Back at Naas.
A repeat of that performance would make him a major danger and being reunited with rider David Mullins — who boasts form figures of 11211 aboard the seven-year-old — is perhaps a cause for concern for Sizing Pottsie supporters.
Sportsmail’s racing expert Robin Goodfellow shares his tips for Saturday’s meeting at Thurles.
2.10 Mary Frances
2.40 Johnny Little Legs
3.10 Sizing Pottsie (nb)
3.40 Kavanaghs Corner (nap)
4.10 Myth Buster
4.40 Street Fighter
1.40 Politesse (nb)
2.10 Karl Der Grosse
2.40 Sporty Yankee
3.10 Sizing Pottsie (nap)
3.40 Western Sea
4.10 Max Dynamite
4.40 Cool Petra