Richard Fahey column Doncaster St Leger Festival

Last Updated September 14 2017, 22:28Racing
Tangled leads Great Prospector
Tangled leads Great Prospector

Our star columnist runs six in the big sales race a Doncaster on Thursday - check out his views on them all.

I hope Khelman is going to run a big race in the opening DFS Silk Series Lady Riders' Handicap at Doncaster on Thursday as ground, track, trip, everything should suit. It’s competitive but he should go well.

Paddy Power has the ability to win this but sadly doesn’t tend to like to show it. He’d have a huge chance on a going day but your guess is as good as mine whether it’s going to be one.

I thought Clubbable ran well at Hamilton last time and the EBF British Stallion Studs 'Carrie Red' Fillies' Nursery could have been more competitive for the money on offer. She must have a chance.

We have six in the Weatherbys Racing Bank 300,000 2-Y-O Stakes and the main hope would look to be Great Prospector. The extra half furlong here will really suit him and we’ve been very happy with him since he finished second in a similar race at York last time.

I’m a little worried about the testing ground but he does have form on good to soft and if he copes with it he must go close.

Zap would be second best of ours on ratings at least and I thought he ran ok in a nursery at York – and he could just be a little better for that first outing after a break too. Trip and ground are fine for him.

International Man is a horse I like and six-and-a-half furlongs on a straight course will really suit my fellow. He’s getting better all the time and while he needs to step up here, there’s more to come from him.

Cosa Nostra has been a fraction disappointing as he’s another I like a lot. On ratings he too has it to do but could easily run well and hit the frame.

Requinto Dawn has got to stay – that’s the question mark over him. He ran well over five at Beverley the last time but has another furlong-and-a-half to cover here and might just be caught out in the ground.

In contrast everything looks right for Jedi Master but he’s another with a bit to find. He’s fully entitled to take his chance though.

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