St Leger Festival - Day 2 Preview

Doncaster Ladies Day

Ladies day at Doncaster is a great day to get dressed up in your best attire as there is a best dressed competition for Ladies. There are also some great races on the card with 2 Group races, one of which was won last year by Guineas second Laurens. Could there be a horse on show this year who will go on to achieve as much as her next season? The day also plays host to the final race of the silk series which is currently headed up by Megan Nicholls. She is leading by 8 points but with 20 points up for grabs when winning the race will she finish the series on top? Check out our tips below which will hopefully help you when deciding who to back.

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William Hill May Hill Stakes (Group 2) 2:25

This race was won last year by Guineas second Laurens. ACCORDANCE could be a good E/W bet at 8/1 as she won at Goodwood over Glorious Goodwood and Mark Johnston is a northern trainer so the track shouldn’t be a problem and neither should the step up in trip. Frankie is also aboard which is intriguing as he hasnt rode her before. Having won a class 2 race and come second in a Group 3, she is my bet.

DFS Park Hill Stakes (Group 2) 3:00

The second Group race of the day could be an exciting one with PILASTER bidding to make it 4 from 4 this season having won narrowly last time out at Goodwood. Another good bet in this race could be Sizzling and at 6/1, having been a constant improver this season and won a Group 3 last time out at Cork I see this as good for an E/W bet.

Weatherbys Racing Bank £300,000 2-Y-O Stakes 3:35

This is a wide open race and with most bookies offering E/W terms for 5 places this is a race where you can hopefully make some money. IRISH ROVER has the most experience in Group and Listed races and I see him being amongst it here, at 4/1 though he is not worth an E/W bet so I would put a little bit on him to WIN. Another high odds horse with good E/W value is Dirty Rascal currently priced at 25/1.


1:50 - Winter Light WIN

2:25 - Accordance E/W

3:00 - Pilaster WIN, Sizzling E/W

3:35 - Irish Rover WIN, Dirty Rascal E/W

4:05 - Rebel Surge E/W

*Odds referred to are based on Sky Bet at time of writing 9:00am Thursday