The meetings at Doncaster and Leopardstown provide some of the best quality Flat racing of the season on Saturday afternoon. The Cazoo St Leger on Town Moor and the Irish Champion Stakes at the Dublin racecourse head a list of Group action on either side of the Irish Sea.
We will supply Horse Racing tips, previews and predictions for three races at Doncaster, including the world’s oldest classic at 3.35. The other two races we will supply Horse Racing tips for are the Portland Handicap at 1.45pm and at 3.00pm the Cazoo Park Stakes.
Our Tip for the 1.45pm at Doncaster:
Last year’s winner Stone Of Destiny has a decent chance of recording back-to-back victories in this famous sprint handicap. But it is the horse who could do no better than finish twelfth 12 months ago, the Michael Dods-trained Jawwaal, who is fancied to extend his already impressive record on Town Moor.
Whatever the reason for that below-par effort in last year’s Portland, the six-year-old seems to reserve his best for Doncaster with form figures reading 3-2-1-12-1-1. Despite now racing off a career-high mark of 99, the mount of James Doyle (in the saddle for the first time) has been in good form of late.
Apart from two victories on the course, the son of Bahamian Bounty has several other fine efforts to his name this season, including when finishing a close fourth at York’s Ebor meeting behind fellow rival Copper Knight who faces Jawwaal on 6lb worse terms.
The stable have already landed one major sprint handicap this season, courtesy of Commanche Falls in the Stewards’ Cup. And it would be no surprise to see Jawwaal land another valuable prize for the Co. Durham trainer.
Our Tip for the 3.00pm at Doncaster:
Only six runners for this Group 2 contest but with doubts surrounding all of the runners it could be worth taking a chance on the one northern contender in Rhythm Master from the Richard Fahey stable.
The Dark Angel colt failed to beat a single rival behind top three-year-old Baaeed at Goodwood last time but had previously finished a creditable fourth in Royal Ascot’s Jersey Stakes.
Third in the Group 1 Prix Morny at Deauville as a juvenile, the mount of JP McDonald will be racing on fast ground for the first time in his career and will not need to improve too much to take a hand here.
Hungerford Stakes runner-up Laneqash is the most likely winner on that performance, unless the bounce factor comes into the equation after a long lay-off. While talented handicapper Danyah and the admirable Glorious Journey are capable of going close but both are vulnerable at Group 2 level.
Our Tip for the 3.35pm at Doncaster:
While there is little doubt that the clear form choice in the final classic of the season is Irish Derby and Grand Prix de Paris winner Hurricane Lane, the race has proved a graveyard for many outstanding horses down the years, Shergar and Camelot to name two.
With that in mind, the horse who makes plenty of each-way appeal is Sir Lucan, one of four runners for the Ballydoyle stable of Aidan O’Brien who will be attempting to win the great race for a seventh time.
The son of Camelot’s only win in four outings this season came over 1m 5f when leading close home to beat stablemate Wordsworth at Navan in May. The mount of James Doyle was staying on at the business end of his two most recent races, both over 1m 4f, when a half length second to fellow rival Ottoman Emperor at Goodwood prior to a close fourth in York’s Great Voltigeur.
Unlike several of his rivals, Sir Lucan looks to be crying out for this extra two and a half furlongs and is fancied to make the frame at the very least.
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