St. Leger Pageant | Three To Comply with: Could Or Could Not

St. Leger Festival | Three To Follow: May Or May Not

It’s the beginning of the Pageant that celebrates the oldest Basic within the calendar. The St. Leger Pageant at Doncaster is all the time a incredible assembly, and there are 4 days of fantastic racing motion, kicking off with two Group Two’s at present in, a brief and candy, Three To Comply with.


Main Into Battle

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2:55 – Weatherbys Scientific £300,000 2-Y-O Stakes – Dragon Chief @ 9/4 (William Hill)

Huge subject two-year-old races are, most of the time, a minefield for punters. However this explicit race falls fairly properly within the calendar to have a go at. Many of the profitable type comes from York’s two-year-old races, whether or not that be the Gimcrack, the Harry Beeby or the Nurseries.

Dragon Chief is thrice unbeaten, together with scorching to victory within the Harry Beeby at York final trip. He’s ended up with a surprisingly low weight, which might be useful for him to carry out on what could also be gentle floor, since a little bit of rain has been forecast in Yorkshire this afternoon. William Buick takes over from Ryan Moore who’s Johannes Brahms.

One who will respect juice within the floor is Flaccianello. After the fallout from Kevin Stott and Amo Racing earlier within the week, Cam Hardie will get the nod from Richard Fahey. Hardie has ridden and gained on him on debut, and crucially gained a nursery on gentle floor final trip with loads in hand and appears the each-way hazard at 16/1 (Betfred).

There’s one at an enormous worth which I actually me, Gray Cuban for Hugo Palmer. His final run wasn’t his greatest, however blame the bottom for that run as the whole lot occurred at fairly a tempo. His earlier two runs got here on good-to-soft, and the shape from his run at Nottingham has labored out a deal with. 5 winners have come out of that race, together with 4 on their subsequent begin. Danny Tudhope loved a worthwhile weekend in Eire, and may pull a shock off right here at 40/1 (William Hill).


Darn Far Too Scorching

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3:00 – Betfred Could Hill Stakes (Group Two) – Darnation @ 7/4 (William Hill)

I watched this horse in particular person when she broke her maiden at Thirsk. She gained by ten lengths and I had a sense that she would take the Group race route. She has the makings of (whisper it quietly) a possible Guineas winner. Her win within the Status at Goodwood affirmed my beliefs and now she involves Doncaster, on floor she’s going to relish. Clifford Lee rode her on her ten-length victory and has the power to do it once more, however with an considerable step up in journey.


Sumo To Sparkle

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3:35 – Betfred Park Hill Stakes (Group Two) – Sumo Sam @ 4/1 (William Hill)

A race for the staying fillies’ over the St. Leger distance could seem interesting, however this 12 months’s renewal seems to be arduous to decipher. I’ve gone for many who have stayed the journey effectively over 14 furlongs, as that covers a lot of the distance (excluding the half furlong). Sumo Sam suits the temporary, profitable over stated distance final trip in bottomless floor at Goodwood. The gentle floor gained’t be drawback to her and may showcase her abilities with Rossa Ryan within the saddle.

However Evening Sparkle additionally drew my eye on this open trying race. She’s operating for the fiest time below Andrew Balding, and a horse transferring to a high steady like his shouldn’t go unnoticed. She’s three from three, however is markedly stepping up in grade after profitable two class three handicaps on the spin. However she’s gained with dig within the floor and isn’t with out an each-way shout at 8/1 (Betfred).

The easiest of luck!

Author: Patrick Thomas