Man On The Spot marks your card for day two of the St Leger meeting at Doncaster and in turn the free-to-play Sporting Life Pick 7.
Hayley Turner partners Siege Of Boston as the latter drops back in trip having landed a double over 7f on the all-weather. He’s penalised along with Vimy Ridge, who also bids for a hat-trick after a couple of victories over 5f at Windsor. Kenny The Captain scored over today’s distance in soft ground at Thirsk last week while Khelman was successful at Ayr in July and won over track and trip earlier in the year. But CASE KEY finished ahead of Buccaneers Vault when successful at Newmarket last month where he beat a subsequent winner and gets the nod in the opener with Josephine Gordon’s presence further boosting confidence.
Clubbable found only one too good on her handicap debut in a decent nursery at Hamilton recently and looks sure to figure. She can confirm running with Poetic Steps, who has lost her way since scoring on her first couple of outings. But THE MUMS improves with every start and came good in a novices event in soft ground at Newbury last month. A winner has already come out of the race and she gets the nod with Frankie Dettori keeping the winning partnership intact. Ellthea and Silver Starlight drop down in class but She's Different scored at Hamilton in testing going and makes most appeal of the remainder.
NYALETI would be a short price on these terms if this was over 6f and a chance is taken Mark Johnston’s filly stays today’s longer trip. She romped home in the Princess Margaret at Ascot before struggling in the Group 1 Prix Morny and also beat Billesdon Brook earlier in the year. The latter went on the win the Prestige Stakes at Goodwood where she beat Miss Bar Beach but had earlier finished third behind Tajaanus, who landed the Sweet Solara at Newmarket on her latest start. Sizzling took her time to win a maiden but did so at Tipperary a fortnight ago and it would be no surprise to see further progress from the Ballydoyle filly while Laurens ran well in a Group 3 in France last time but Dark Rose Angel and She Believes have plenty to prove at this level.
An open renewal with the progressive MELODIC MOTION making most appeal. She’d notched up a hat-trick of handicap wins before going close in the Group 3 Lillie Langtry over today’s trip at Goodwood when separating today’s rivals Dubka and Natural Scenery. The latter pair have subsequently ran in the Ebor at York with the Godolphin filly finishing third and Dubka disappointing. Wild Irish Rose and Harlequeen have plenty to find with the selection while Sweet Selection is better over further and the latter comment may also apply to Alyssa judged on her third in the Esher over 2m at Sandown. The unexposed Aljezeera has a bit to find on these terms but Luca Cumani won this with a similar type in 2014 while Detailed has won a couple of handicaps in Ireland recently.
Tangled arrives on the back of winning a valuable sales race York where he beat GREAT PROSPECTOR a neck. But the former has already missed a couple of engagements due to soft ground this year and Richard Fahey’s colt may well reverse running on today’s surface. Alba Power finished behind the latter pair at York and the remainder also have it all to do on these terms including the likes of Danzan, Helvetian and Chookie Dunedin but Humble Gratitude may well be capable of better and is preferred to the more exposed Neola. Faraasah showed ability on his earlier debut while Ryan Moore partners maiden winner Sebastiano Ricci though both the latter and stablemate Medal Of Honour look to have a tough task.
This looks a tight handicap on paper but DARK RED (NAP) ran well for third in this grade at York last time and gets another chance racing off the same mark today. He’d earlier finished ahead of Oasis Fantasy when runner-up at Goodwood and the latter was behind Euginio at Sandown recently when the Hannon colt could only manage fifth. Al Neksh was runner-up at York on his reappearance but has failed to build on that in a couple of subsequent outings while Another Eclipse returned a losing favourite at Yarmouth last time and this is tougher.
Pacharana’s winning run came to an end at Salisbury having been raised 10lb for an earlier success at Bath. Camerone is upped 8lb for winning at the latter track while Renfrew Street steps back down in trip having shown improved form over 1m6f. Stoney Broke went close on the all-weather last time and stablemate Nathalie won a maiden race at Thirsk but another maiden winner in WHAT A HOME is just preferred having scored with any amount in hand at Chester on his latest start.