It’s a bumper day of racing on Saturday, with no fewer than eight meetings across Britain and Ireland – all of which are covered in our free horse racing tips.
Doncaster hosts the Group 1 St Leger, and the card also has two Group 2’s on offer. Our Doncaster tips include runner-by-runner analysis and selections for all seven races.
The average Placepot at Doncaster on St Leger Day in the last ten years has paid £249.02 to a £1 stake – with the dividend in 2009 an eye-watering £1,392.40. Our man Joe Eccles takes you through his advised Placepot perm for this year’s St Leger card below. For more understanding of what the Placepot entails, be sure to check out our guide to tote multiple bets.
1.50 – (5) Arecibo
(4) Marnie James
2.25 – (6) Sir Dancealot
3.00 – (1) Threat
3.35 – (5) Sir Dragonet
(6) Sir Ron Priestley
4.10 – (2) Wild Thunder
(4) Forbidden Land
4.45 – (5) Bayroot
1.50 – The ultra-competitive twenty-two-runner Portland Handicap kicks off the action, and this could turn out to be a potential Placepot buster. I’ve gone for three selections to hopefully drag me through, with Arecibo, Marnie James, and Makanah all closely matched on their running at York last month.
2.25 – Shine So Bright heads the market here, but he has a penalty to carry for his recent York success, and with that in mind, David Elsworth’s Sir Dancealot is my pick. This five-year-old is at his best over this distance, and the yard has hinted that it may be coming back into form, having had a 50/1 second at Salisbury yesterday.
3.00 – It is tough to see Richard Hannon’s Threat not occupying one of the first two places here. Pat Dobbs’ mount landed the Gimcrack at York last time out, and that is by far the strongest piece of form on offer in this line-up.
3.35 – Current market leader Logician will be many people’s pick here, but it looks worth taking him on with the two sir’s, Sir Dragonet and Sir Ron Priestley. The former brings Classic form to the table in the shape of his Derby fifth, whilst the latter has won five of his six starts this year and may not be far away if taking another step forward.
4.10 – Richard Hannon has won two of the last four renewals of this race, and it is tough to split his two entries here Wild Thunder and Forbidden Land. The former looks potentially well-treated off an opening mark of 87, whilst the second-named is a consistent sort who should run his race again today.
4.45 – Bayroot gets the vote in the sixth and final leg of the St Leger Placepot. He ran better than the bare result suggests in a Goodwood handicap last time out, this more galloping track should suit, as should the step back up to a mile, so he looks the one to beat in a race which now has just the three runners.