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Everything you need for day two of the St Leger meeting

Doncaster: track stages its ladies' day on Thursday
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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.

Going report

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)

Doncaster non-runners

1.20 9 Kinglami (going)

4.05 3 Oasis Fantasy (going)

Market movers

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 to make sure you are among the first to know.

What to back

Pricewise has combed the Doncaster card and made his selections, as has Paul Kealy.

Non-subscribers can still have all the best bets of our daily tipsters, plus the best steer from Signposts.

What to read

With the Arc getting ever closer, be sure to check out Allez France, the latest weekly column from our man in Paris, Scott Burton.

What to watch

When Harry met Pete – don't miss our interview with high-profile pro punter and former joint-owner of Denman, Harry Findlay in conversation with Peter Thomas.

The best of Racing Post Sport

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Final thought 

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. 

Read The Briefing from 8.30am daily on with all the day's latest going, weather, market moves and non-runner news


When Harry met Pete ? don't miss our interview with pro punter and former joint-owner of Denman, Harry Findlay in conversation with Peter Thomas