St. Leger Competition | 4 To Observe: No Rane On His Parade

St. Leger Festival | Four To Follow: No Rane On His Parade

What a begin to the St Leger Competition for the column. Two winners plus a working on second places us firmly within the driving seat for Day Two. At the moment, the characteristic is the Doncaster Cup the place we may see one other twin winner within the historical past of the race, which dates again additional than the St Leger. There’s additionally a pair extra 2-Y-O races to cowl on the cardboard in 4 To Observe.


Dance Battle

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1:50 – Betfred Flying Scotsman Stakes (Listed) – Warfare Rooms @ 11/4 (Betfred)

Racing at City Moor yesterday was gradual. The two-Y-O promoting race was the second slowest in its historical past, which reveals you the extent of how a lot the rain has received in. There’s a bit extra rain forecast in a single day but it surely shouldn’t’ be softer than yesterday. This may incline punters to stay with smooth floor horses, and the favorite is simply that. He scorched away from C&D in June, and was pulled out at Haydock final Saturday as a result of floor, and he’s received his floor right here as we speak. Coach Owen Burrows has entries for him within the Dewhurst and the Futurity on the finish of the season and is clearly one to maintain an eye fixed at three.

One other that may carry out on the smooth floor is Dancing Gemini. A winner at Newbury on good-to-soft, he steps up in grade however not by a lot and is the proper development step for Roger Teal’s two-year-old. The shape has been franked with two winners out of the Newbury maiden subsequent trip, and those who raced subsequent trip got here within the high three. Dancing Gemini has an excellent likelihood of outrunning her 17/2 (William Hill) odds.


Bermuda To Brighten

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2:25 – Flying Childers Stakes (Group Two) – Flora Of Bermuda @ 7/1 (William Hill)

Taking a look at among the trainers feedback, some are quizzical in regards to the floor notably Huge Evs. This information opens the door to different runners down the order and Flora OF Bermuda can placed on one other good exhibiting as we speak. She gained by 4 lengths within the mud at Goodwood, and gained’t thoughts the bottom one jot at Doncaster on Friday. Her floor desire was evident when ending final at York within the Lowther, however she’s again in calmer waters and may sail previous these scuffling with the bottom.

At a value, and a very good title, Swish Thunder has gained three races this season all with smooth within the title. The most effective of these was a category two maiden at Beverley and has gone since to win a Listed contest and was narrowly overwhelmed in a Group Three, each in France. George Boughey loved a 2-Y-O winner yesterday with Stylish Columbine and has an outdoor likelihood with Swish Thunder at 14/1 (Betfred)



Ding Donny Battle

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3:00 – Betfred Doncaster Cup Stakes (Group Two) – Coltrane @ 6/4 (Betfred)

Coltrane has began to kick into gear this season and his Lonsdale Cup victory was mightily spectacular. He was ever so robust to carry off Trueshan final yr, in related circumstances. Nevertheless, we simply don’t know which model of him we’re going to see because it’s his first run after a wind op.

Each will benefit from the floor, there’s little question, however Coltrane has to hold a penalty for this race which supplies Trueshan an opportunity. However I’ve to return down on the facet of the horse that has carried out admirably, and that’s Coltrane.


Legendary Wager

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3:35 – Betfred Mallard Handicap – Legendary Day @ 15/2 (Betfred)

When it comes to a handicap, it’s a poor turnout. Eight runners at this degree is disappointing, but it surely’s what we have now to take care of. However regardless of the shortage of challengers, it’s an intriguing race. The Goat is the one to beat along with his 12 size romp within the Goodwood mud nonetheless contemporary within the bookies minds. He didn’t run a nasty race within the Melrose, ending in midfield on floor he’s not eager on has to go seen.

However I really feel Legendary Day will give him an enormous problem. He’s floor versatile and may keep over additional, which will likely be essential right here. His efficiency on the Ebor Competition was incredible, ending third. Mark Winn is a jockey I’ve a whole lot of time for and take three kilos off to present him a beautiful mark of 83, the identical mark he gained over two miles with.

The perfect of luck!

Author: Patrick Thomas