Friday on Sky Sports Racing: Trueshan and Hollie Doyle set to light up the Doncaster Cup on day three of the St Leger Festival | Race News


As the St Leger Festival enters its third day, the Group Two Doncaster Cup takes center stage live on Sky Sports Racing, with a supporting card from Chester on Friday.

3.10 Doncaster – Star stayer Trueshan takes on Coltrane and Get Shirty

We may not be able to see as many trueshan as we would like, due to its need for ease in ground conditions, but when we do it is normally a sight to behold.

Alan King’s star stayer is set to make just his third Turf appearance this year in Group Two Coral Doncaster Cup Stakes (3.10) as he prepares for even bigger autumn goals – the potential defense of his Prix du Cadran and Long Distance Cup titles at ParisLongchamp and Ascot, respectively. Regular partner Hollie Doyle makes the rounds.

On all known forms, Trueshan will be tough to beat, but Andrew Balding Coltrane was not far behind at the Goodwood Cup in July and claimed victory behind Lonsdale Cup winner Quickthorn at York last month.

Ebor fifth Get blouseof the David O’Meara team, is an intriguing contender who is rising in trip and rank after a fine rise in the handicap rankings with three straight victories, notably in the Copper Horse Stakes at Royal Ascot.

The two Irish Jumps supremos Willie Mullins and Henry of Bromhead send runners with Stratum and Lismorerespectively.

Callum Hutchinson celebrates as Coltrane wins the Ascot Stakes

2.35 Doncaster – Fast Fillies The Platinum Queen & Trillium Clash

group two Wainwright Flying Childers Stakes (2.35) sees the meeting of two extremely exciting fillies as Nunthorpe finalist The Platinum Queen clashes with the hero Molecomb trill.

The former was deemed talented enough to take on the older, more experienced boys in a group one at York last month and performed admirably under Hollie Doyle, leading most of the way until he finally came through Highfield Princess. Oisin Orr returns for the ride.

Richard Hannon’s Trillium has less experience to call on, with just three career races to date, but looked like a star in the making when he finished a comfortable Group Three winner Molecomb at Goodwood in July.

Irish manager Michael O’Callaghan is no stranger to sending a good one to big British meetings and in fact brings two, with Ryan Moore booked for Amo Racing. crispy cat – third in the Norfolk Stakes and fourth in the Richmond – and Coventry eighth Harry time.

Racing in the same Middleham Park Racing colors as The Platinum Queen, the unbeaten Prince of Pillo is likely to be popular for Keith Dalgleish and Callum Rodriguez.

Trillium wins the Group Three Molebomb Stakes at Goodwood
Trillium wins the Group Three Molecomb Stakes at Goodwood

4.33 Chester – Star Caliber & Frankenstella head nine

There are seven races to enjoy on the Roodee Friday and feature, class three Disability Envirosips (4.33) sees a good group of nine line up for the two-mile trip.

Frankenstelle could be tough to beat after a huge run behind Alfred Boucher in what was arguably a much tougher race at York last month, with the winner narrowly denied in the Ebor later that week.

Declan Carroll Emiyn is a regular visitor to Chester, finishing fourth at the Chester Plate in May and twice finishing second at this course and distance since.

Andrew Balding has booked the services of David Probert for Golden Horn’s four-year-old son Star gauge, who knocked on the door several times last season without earning a well-deserved victory. Things haven’t gone to plan in three rounds yet this year, but a return to his best would put him in contention.

Alpine walk are having a great season and will look to follow up on the success at Nottingham last month under manager Ed Giles.

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