Today’s horse racing preview selections comes from Doncaster, day two of the St Leger meeting, with two Group 2’s on the card in the May and Park Hill Stakes, along with the Weatherby’s Juveniles contest.
13.50 Doncaster – EBF British Stallion Studs ‘Carrie Red’ Fillies Nursery Handicap (6.8f)
This looks a big opportunity for John Gosden’s The Mums to land her second success, the daughter of Holy Roman Emperor just got up to beat Beshaayir at Newbury. The form of that race is starting to take shape, with Aim of Artemis winning nicely on Tuesday and who looked above average, this should be once more going to the top weight as it has the past three renewals.
Those to be chasing her home should be Richard Fahey’s Clubbable who despite still a maiden has equipped herself well, she has already put a defeat out to Poetic Steps to nine lengths, and despite having to give 4lb back this afternoon the form looks to be upheld.
THE MUMS : 3pt Win @ 5/2 (BOG)
14.25 Doncaster – William Hill May Hill Stakes (Group 2) (8f Str)
Richard Hannon Jnr is looking to gain his first success in the race, with a few placed entries over the past six years he went close two years ago when Marenko who was just denied under Sean Levey. This year he has two entries, Tajannus and Billsdon Brook. The latter never seems to know when she is defeated, two good wins over the past month which included her first pattern win when taking the Group 3 Prestige Stakes. The more rain the better for her as she ploughed through the mud at Goodwood when taking a Class 2 Handicap coming from no where to get up on the line.
Tajannus was last seen winning the Group 3 Sweet Solero Stakes at Newmarket, she will be stepping into unknown territory when she tackles the straight mile for the first time, she is still open to improvement and gets the handling of Jim Crowley. Simon Crisford’s Dark Rose Angel won three weeks ago when winning over course and distance, that form took a boost when Amazing Michelle won well at Haydock last week.
Nyaleti needs to bounce back after her disappointment in the Prix Morney, which to be fair is the best form on paper here. Her win on good to soft when landing the Princess Margaret is not that strong, and I do feel she is vulnerable again. It’s a really tight contest, however Hannon should be tasting success this year with Tajannus who looks a good miler in the making.
TAJANNUS : 2pt Win @ 4/1 (BOG)
15.00 Doncaster – DFS Park Hill Stakes (Group 2) (14.6f)
I am very surprised that Beat The Bank has not taken part here, which has sadly seen my money go on the ante-post market, The race I am focusing on is the Lilly Langtry where five of these clashed, Dubka (2), Melodic Motion (3), Natural Scenery (4), Wild Irish Rose (5) & Harlequeen (9), and this time around I am really confident that Ralph Beckett can win this race for the second year running when he saddles Melodic Motion.
The fact that I have chosen her over the other four is the fact that three of the top four finishers have had another run since. Melodic Motion will be coming here fresh after her 42 day layoff and even though she has a little to find with Dubka & National Scenery , she does look the likely one that will come here in better light.
MELODIC MOTION : 3pt Win (NAP) @ 9/2 (BOG)
15.35 Doncaster – Weatherby’s Racing Bank £300,000 Yearling Stakes (6.8f)
Over the past renewals we have seen just the one winning favourite, and shock winners which included a 100/1 shot, so this is how open this race has become. On paper and form, Great Prospector and Tangled set the standard after they fought out the 1-2 in the Goffs Premier Yearling Stakes at York last month.
However, there is another horse that I feel can give them both something to think about, Hugo Palmer’s Alba Power finished fourth that day at York just two lengths of the winners pace. This time around Alba Power will be getting 3lb from both rivals, it might just not be enough to reverse the form, but It does give her a squeak at a more attractive price.
Any outsiders that might have improved, Richard Fahey has won this twice from the past three renewals and is very well represented here which includes Great Prospector, however I am going to dutch in this race with Requinto Dawn. I thought her splitting Roundhay Park and Shaheen at Beverley was an excellent run off her mark of 80.
It’s a race to have minimal stakes to which is exactly my intention, York form is probably the strongest in this so two each way selections to entice me.
ALBA POWER : 1pt each way @ 8/1 (BOG)
Requinto Dawn : 1/2pt each way @ 33/1 (BOG)
Best of Luck, Bet Responsibly
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