The second afternoon of the St Leger Festival at Doncaster brings with it the Park Hill Stakes and May Hill Stakes, both Group 2 contests for fillies being entirely appropriate on ‘Ladies Day’ at Town Moor.
They are the centrepieces on a valuable card which also includes a £200,000 Sales Race for two-year-olds and the ‘Carrie Red’ Fillies’ Nursery worth £50,000. St Leger Day 2 Betting Tips & Predictions
Doncaster stages day two of their St Leger Festival on Thursday afternoon with a brace of Group 2 contests and the return of the unbeaten 2019 Leger winner Logician.
You can watch all the Doncaster action (1.10pm-4.15pm) via live streaming when logged into MansionBet and our racing expert has selections in all of Thursday’s races to help you along.
St Leger Day 2 Betting Tips
1.10 – Sky Sports Racing Sky 415 Conditions Stakes (1m)
The return of last year’s St Leger victor LOGICIAN is an excellent start on day two. The unbeaten Frankel colt has had his problems since he broke the track record here last September but John Gosden says he’s ready to roll again. He faces just one rival now in the shape of Mythical Magic and takes a big drop in distance but it will be a major disappointment if he gets beat.
Tip: Logician @
1.40 – British Stallion Studs EBF ‘Carrie Red’ Fillies’ Nursery (6½f)
The form of Sky Angel’s second at Newmarket (had Ventura Diamond behind in fourth) is looking stronger by the day and she’s a big player for Godolphin, earning the call to get the job done. Pontefract novice winner Meu Amor has definite scope venturing into this sphere for the first time and can give her most to do.
Tip: Sky Angel @
2.10 – bet365 May Hill Stakes (Fillies’ Group 2, 1m)
A surprise winner of the Sweet Solera at Newmarket, Star Of Emaraaty must step up again on that showing as she faces some promising rivals here. Once-raced winners ZABEEL QUEEN and Indigo Girl are amongst them. John Gosden’s filly did it well again weak opposition at Yarmouth but there was more substance in the Ascot win of Roger Varian’s daughter of Frankel. Once the penny dropped she quickened nicely and this extra furlong likely draws further improvement.
Tip: Zabeel Queen @
2.40 – Weatherbys Racing Bank 200,000 2-Y-O Stakes (6½f)
Cairn Island has won his last two starts at Ayr and York over 6f and looks sure to appreciate this extra distance. He was very game when rallying to win last time and has a standout chance. So too does COLLINSBAY for the Richard Hannon team. He travelled stylishly at Ascot (7f) last time under Ryan Moore but perhaps committed too soon and got run down late. There’s more to come from him in the Royal silks.
Tip: Collinsbay @
3.15 – bet365 Park Hill Fillies’ Stakes (Group 2, 1m6½f)
After finishing second to the imperious Love in the Yorkshire Oaks, Alpinista has to be shortlisted up in trip/down in grade. She’s got more progress in here for sure as does Irish raider Pista for Joseph O’Brien. It was highly encouraging to see MONICA SHERIFF running so well in the Ebor last month after more than 300 days off. Her winning sequence was halted but lots of positives from that effort and William Haggas’ filly will relish this challenge.
Tip: Monica Sheriff @
3.45 – Price Promise At bet365 Handicap (7f)
He was heavily supported in the betting for last month’s handicap bow at York and COLD FRONT probably lost his race coming out of the gates given all his form previously was from the front. Tom Marquand will be eager to get away alertly here and his mount isn’t written off yet. A first-time tongue-tie can draw more improvement. Eastern World has been shaping well over further since his Newmarket maiden win and is another for the shortlist in new headgear.
Tip: Cold Front @
4.15 – Jaguar Land Rover Doncaster JCT600 Handicap (6f)
TENAX looked slightly unlucky over 5f at Beverley last time having met some trouble in the run. He’s got solid enough claims from the same mark with Faye McManoman taking her 5lb off. This is a tricky finale and the one that could remain a blot is James Fanshawe’s recent Kempton all-weather winner Fresh, who goes up 7lb but has plenty scope for further progress on just his fifth career start.
Tip: Tenax @
*All odds correct at time of writing
Preview of Day 2 of the St Leger Festival
The May Hill was won in 2017 by the much-loved Laurens en route to taking the Fillies’ Mile the following month at Newmarket, while the Park Hill was landed in 2016 by Simple Verse, winner of the St Leger 12 months previous. John Gosden, Luca Cumani and Ralph Beckett have shared the last six renewals between them.
The 2YO Sales race is one of the most valuable of its type on the British calendar and will attract contenders from the most powerful yards.
MansionBet players can watch every race from Doncaster’s St Leger Festival via live streaming when logged into MansionBet UK.
The full second day programme is below.
|1.10pm||Conditions Stakes||1m2f||3YO+ £20,000.00|
|1.40pm||‘Carrie Red’ Fillies’ Nursery Handicap Stakes||6½f||2YO £50,000.00|
|2.10pm||May Hill Stakes (Group 2)||1m||2YO £60,000.00|
|2.40pm||£200,000 2yo Sales Stakes||6½f||2YO £200,000.00|
|3.15pm||Park Hill Fillies’ Stakes (Group 2)||1m6½f||3YO+ £80,000.00|
|3.45pm||Handicap Stakes||7f||3YO £25,000.00 Rating 81-100|
|4.15pm||Doncaster Lady Riders Handicap Stakes||6f||3YO+ £15,000.00 Rating 71-90|
St Leger Festival Day 2: Ladies Day Racecard September 10th 2020
A look at the make-up of the second afternoon at Doncaster’s St Leger Festival with information on all seven races and some previous winners of the feature events on Ladies Day.
Race 1 – 1.10pm – CONDITIONS STAKES (1m2f)
The second afternoon of the St Leger Meeting gets underway with a Conditions contest over a mile-and-a-quarter open to horses aged three-years and up.
|2019||Fox Tal||Andrew Balding||Oisin Murphy||16/1|
|2018||Euginio||Richard Hannon||Ryan Moore||11/8|
|2017||Mount Logan||Roger Varian||Andrea Atzeni||2/1|
Race 2 – 1.40pm – ‘CARRIE RED’ FILLIES’ NURSERY HANDICAP STAKES (6½f)
This fillies’ nursery carries a very decent pot and will routinely be won by a decent sort; trainers Richard Hannon and Richard Fahey boast excellent credentials on past performances and horses with Doncaster experience tend to do well.
|2019||Graceful Magic||Eve Johnston Houghton||Charles Bishop||5/1jfav|
|2018||Stay Classy||Richard Spencer||David Egan||6/1|
|2017||Ellthea||Karl Burke||Clifford Lee||8/1|
Race 3 – 2.10pm – MAY HILL STAKES (Group 2, 1m)
The May Hill Stakes is a mile contest for the two-year-old fillies and attracts some of the leading fillies of the season. This race often acts as a stepping stone towards the Group 1 Fillies’ Mile at Newmarket in October, with Laurens (2017) the last to complete the double.
|2019||Powerful Breeze||Hugo Palmer||James Doyle||6/1|
|2018||Fleeting||Aidan O’Brien||Donnacha O’Brien||12/1|
|2017||Laurens||Karl Burke||PJ McDonald||11/4fav|
Race 4 – 2.40pm – £200,000 2YO SALES STAKES (6½f)
This is one of the most valuable two-year-old Sales races on the calendar and routinely attracts a strong field. Andrew Balding and Oisin Murphy combined in 2019 to win with King’s Lynn in the Royal silks of Her Majesty the Queen.
|2019||King’s Lynn||Andrew Balding||Oisin Murphy||12/1|
|2018||The Great Heir||Kevin Ryan||Adrian Mullen||33/1|
|2017||Laugh A Minute||Roger Varian||Andrea Atzeni||12/1|
Race 5 – 3.15pm – PARK HILL FILLIES’ STAKES (Group 2, 1m6½f)
Sometimes known as the Fillies’ St Leger, the Park Hill Stakes is run over the same course and distance as the Classic race. This race is open to fillies’ aged three-years and up and in 2016 Ralph Beckett’s Simple Verse returned to Town Moor to win this contest a year after her memorable Leger success.
|2019||Enbihaar||John Gosden||Jim Crowley||6/5fav|
|2018||God Given||Luca Cumani||Jamie Spencer||5/1|
|2017||Alyssa||Ralph Beckett||Pat Dobbs||25/1|
Race 6 – 3.45pm – HANDICAP STAKES (7f)
The penultimate race on the Thursday afternoon at the St Leger Festival is a 7f handicap with a ceiling rating of 100 open to three-year-old’s only.
|2019||Mutamaasik||Roger Varian||Jim Crowley||5/6fav|
|2018||Best Alliance||Richard Fahey||Paul Hanagan||20/1|
|2017||Lahore||Roger Varian||Silvestre De Sousa||7/2fav|
Race 7 – 4.15pm – DONCASTER LADY RIDERS HANDICAP STAKES (6f)
A handicap sprint over the straight six-furlongs to round out the action on the second day at Doncaster. This race is open to horses aged three-years and up.
|2019||Saluti||Paul Midgley||Georgia Cox||9/1|
|2018||Big Lachie||Mark Loughnane||Miss J Cooley||12/1|
|2017||Bucaneers Vault||Paul Midgley||Georgia Cox||9/1|
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