Everything you need for day two of the St Leger meeting
It is ladies' day at Doncaster. It runs right through the hats and frippery (hopefully not dulled too much by the forecast showers) to the first four races, all restricted to females in one way or another.
The two that are most anticipated are the May Hill Stakes (2.25), which in truth is in need of a kicker after a recent dip in quality, and the Park Hill (3.00). The latter served up a real treat last year and looks an open renewal this time around.
Away from Doncaster, there is a bit of quality at Listowel, primarily in a Grade B handicap hurdle (5.20), and a bit of novelty at Epsom and Hexham, which hosts the jump jockeys' Derby and its only twilight meeting respectively.
Chepstow first race 1.10
Soft, good to soft in places (from good to soft, soft in places). GoingStick 6.2 on Thursday at 6.30am
Doncaster first race 1.20
Straight - Good to soft, soft in places (from soft, good to soft in places); Round - Soft, good to soft in places. GoingStick 7.2 on Thursday at 6.30am
Epsom first race 1.30
Good (GoingStick 6.8 on Wednesday at 3pm). Rail out up to 7 yards from 1m2f to winning post, adding 30 yards to all races of 1m+, 20 yards to 7f races and 10 yards to 6f
Listowel first race 2.05
Hexham first race 4.10
Heavy, soft in places (from soft, heavy in places)
1.20 9 Kinglami (going)
4.05 3 Oasis Fantasy (going)
1.10 Chepstow: Polly's Gold 10-11 (from 11-10)
2.25 Doncaster: Nyaleti 11-4 (from 10-3)
3.55 Chepstow: Letmestopyouthere 8-1 (from 11)
4.10 Hexham: Silva Eclipse 7-4 (from 9-4)
What's on today
By late-morning the final field for the St Leger will be known. Keep an eye on racingpost.com to make sure you are among the first to know.
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With the quality running so deep this year (admittedly due to a lack of standout performers in the division), it is to be hoped that the St Leger remains primarily about the horses in the build-up, and not the largely imponderable and soon-exhausted 'race' to be sent off favourite.
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