The Betfred St Leger Festival kicks off at Doncaster in grand style on Thursday with the Group Two Park Hill Stakes and May Hill Stakes, all live on Sky Sports Racing.
3.35 Doncaster – Best fillies Golden Lyra and Sumo Sam
A quality field of 10 assembles for a typical competitive renewal of the second group Betfred Park Hill Phillies Stakes (3.35).
Paul and Oliver Cole Sumo Sam She is likely to top the market after winning by a stunning eight-and-a-half lengths when winning the Group Two Lily Langtry at Goodwood last month, with Rosa Ryan taking over from Tom Marquand.
William Haggas has two frontrunners Golden LyraMarquand’s choice. The four-year-old daughter of Lope de Vega finished fourth in this class at Deauville on her last start and the extra distance is expected to be favorable. Three years old Light crack She will need to improve her recent efforts as she progresses on the journey.
Aidan O’Brien hasn’t won this competition yet and is counting on him Boogie woogie With Ryan Moore on panel.
John and Tade Gosden achieved this last year with Mimikyu and have two chances here One evening (William Buick) and For May (Kieran Shomark).
3.00 Doncaster – Darnation, the tri-hat seeker, is the one to beat
Nine vying for the crack Betfred My Hill Stakes (3.00)under the title of Carl Burke darn Who was an impressive winner of the Group Three Prestiges fillies Stakes at Goodwood on her last outing.
William Haggas Hard to resist He was behind Darnation last time out and the duo both took the plum draw in the second and third stall respectively.
Ollie Sangster trained Romanovaunder champion rider Buick, another thing to consider is that she created a positive impression when landing the first Salisbury car in her second start.
Hala Abrar (Jay Kelleway), Meribella (Ralph Beckett) and Watch the fire (Andrew Balding) They’re all unbeaten since their only start.
2.25 Doncaster – O’Brien’s Johannes Brahms fears valuable competition
the Weatherbys Scientific 300,000 2-YO Stakes (2.25) It always attracts a large field of 18 runners searching for this very valuable prize.
Aidan O’Brien Johannes Brahms He may have set the standard having found one very good one in both the Windsor Castle Stakes at Royal Ascot and the Gimcrack Stakes at York.
Clive Cox Dragon Leader He arrives unbeaten having won all three starts so far including when beating a large field in the Goffs UK Harry Beeby Premier Yearling Stakes at York and William Buick takes charge at the plate.
Dominic French-Davis and Amo Racing come together with Heapswhich will have claims in each direction based on its recent efforts in the group races in the middle of the field.
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