I’m staying in Doncaster Sunday to cover some terrific racing on the channel from the Curragh and Chelmsford Sunday, so don’t miss it!
Let’s try and find a few winners! Here’s what I fancy on both sides of the Irish Sea:
A handicap kicks off the show over 1m, it’s hard to get away from LASER SHOW who won well at Newmarket last time for Saeed Bin Suroor.
My selection finished second to St Leger runner Hukum at Kempton back in the day, so the surface should not be a problem and there are plenty of question marks about the others. He should give Callum Shepherd a good spin.
Another handicap here but this time over 5 furlongs, so it’s a wide-open event. Woven is a Jamie Spencer-type ride, but is in the grip of the handicapper.
RAUCOUS has been dropped in the weights after two runs where he has been far from disgraced.
Trained by Robert Cowell and ridden by the in-form Ray Dawson, Raucous scored nicely at Newmarket three runs ago and has every chance.
In handicap company again, but we go 7 furlongs this time and this is tricky to sort this out.
CRY HAVOC stepped up to this distance last time and perhaps with stamina in mind was given a bit too much to do before finishing off strongly. George Rooke takes off 5lb here and he can be a bit more positive now stamina proven.
This is the Group 2 Blandford Stakes over 1m 2f for fillies and mares. I’ll have a few quid each-way here on CAYENNE PEPPER who has knocked at the door all season with three seconds including in the Irish Oaks behind Even So.
She will enjoy the drop in trip for Jessica Harrington and Shane Foley takes the mount.
Quality Group 1 now with the Flying Five amazingly over 5 furlongs, there’s a classy field for this. They should go like the clappers which will suit EQUILATERAL who often flatters to deceive in his races.
The pave here should allow William Buick to cruise in behind on the Charlie Hills-trained gelding who was second to Battaash in the King’s Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot.
It’s the Group 1 Moyglare Stud Stakes now over 7 furling and PRETTY GORGEOUS looks a banker here for Joseph O’Brien and Declan McDonogh.
The daughter of Lawman has landed two of her three starts and impressed last time when landing the Group 2 Debutante at the Curragh.
If class youngsters are what you like, then you have it here with the Group 1 National Stakes over 7 furlongs. I’m a huge fan of MASTER OF THE SEAS and we will see how good he is against the likes of Lucky Vega and Battleground.
Unbeaten in two starts, the Charlie Appleby-trained Godolphin selection destroyed Devious Company in the Superlative Stakes at Newmarket and that’s solid form. He has better to come and should go well for William Buick once again.
And finally, we’ve got the Group 1 Irish St Leger over 1m 6f. TWILIGHT PAYMENT has won his last two starts in style for Joseph O’Brien over this trip and has a rating that gives him every chance of going in again.
Wayne Lordan rides on a horse who looked good in the Group 2 Curragh Cup last time but who, it has to be said, has struggled in this race before!
So best of luck and pray for Yeeehaas. You hear me Paddy?
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14:20 Chelmsford City – Laser Show
14:35 Curragh – Cayenne Pepper
14:55 Chelmsford City – Raucous
15:10 Curragh – Equilateral
15:25 Chelmsford City – Cry Havoc
15:40 Curragh – Pretty Gorgeous
16:10 Curragh – Master Of The Seas
16:40 Curragh – Twilight Payment
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