This year’s Doncaster Cup looks special as Coltrane and Trochan face off in the highlights of day two of the St Leger encounter, live on Sky Sports Racing.
3.00 Doncaster – Coltrane and Trochan are ready for the rematch
These years Betfred Doncaster Cup (3:00) It sees two top players going head-to-head alongside a potential improver on day two of the Leger meeting.
Andrew Balding Coltrane beats Troshan When an upset occurred in this race last season – Oisin Murphy’s mount has to take a 3lb penalty, although that will make things more difficult.
Trochan has struggled in two starts at Nottingham and Ascot this season and as a result underwent wind surgery, while the soft surface will certainly suit Holly Doyle’s direction.
Interesting feud is Sweet William Who was an excellent second at Ebor last month, with the four-year-old ridden by Rab Havlin.
Broome and The Grand Visir complete the field.
2.25 Doncaster – Big Evs tackle Flying Childers
Dozens of fast car drivers go to post for Carlsberg Danish Pilsner Flying Childers (2:25) Over five furlongs and we have a hot candidate this year for the Group Two Two-Year-Old qualifier.
Mick Appleby runs Great ives Who has enjoyed back-to-back wins at Royal Ascot and Glorious Goodwood, although he ran poorly last time out when joining Open company for the Nunthorpe Stakes at York.
Kevin Phillipart de Foy is seeking the group’s first success with Inquisitively, with William Buick taking the ride while Norfolk winner Valiant Force is another to watch for Adrian Murray’s team.
3.35 Doncaster – Moore and Stout team up for Mallard
Sir Michael Stoute and Ryan Moore team up at the top heavyweight A real dream In the Betfred Mallard for the Disabled (3:35)having teamed up to win the race in 2014 with Stomachion.
Goat He was impressive when he won at Goodwood and you couldn’t be stopped by a sixth place finish at Melrose, with Oisin Murphy riding in place of Andrew Balding.
Quantum Leap is underexposed for Ed Bethell’s team, while Bague D’Or is steady and should go well with Danny Muscutt and James Ferguson.
Watch the Leger meeting on Sky Sports Racing on Friday 15 September.