15:35 Doncaster Fri 14 September 2018

  • Doncaster Cup Stakes (Group 2) (British Champions Series) (Class 1)
  • 2m 1f 197y, Good to Soft
  • 8 Runners
  • Winner£56,710.002nd£21,500.003rd£10,760.004th£5,360.005th£2,690.006th£1,350.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Winning time:3m 53.17sOff time:15:35:20
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1
(1)
69-5OR: 112
8/1

Returned to form with a good second in a Group 2 at Longchamp but failed to back that up when down in class at Newbury last time. Capable at this level but hardly a consistent sort and others preferred.

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2
(5)
59-5OR: 99BFD
33/1

Progressive throughout last year but has failed to land much of blow upped in class this campaign and this is tougher than his recent assignments.

3
(7)
69-5OR: 106
12/1

Career best effort came in Listed company at Newmarket in July last year but he hasn't managed to win since, though has been highly tried. Produced a moderate effort in the Ebor last time out. May do better over this extreme trip.

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4
(8)
99-5OR: 106
8/1

Has placed in the last two renewals of the Melbourne Cup but his form since the latter of those efforts has dipped a little. Well beaten in the Lonsdale Cup last time and stable have stronger representatives.

5
(3)
109-5OR: 107D
10/1

Career best effort when winning a Group 3 at Naas at the end of 2017. Form has been in and out this season and particularly disappointing on his last two starts but a reproduction of his second placed effort at Royal Ascot should see him go close.

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6
(2)
69-5OR: 103C
10/3

Course winner who got his head back in front in France before following up at Newmarket. Not seen to best effect in the Ebor last time but he's a bit less exposed than some in here and may bounce back if he sees this longer trip out.

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7
(4)
109-5OR: 110CD
5/1

US Grade 1 winner and three-time Group 2 winner (including this race in 2016). Losing run is mounting up and he's not straightforward, as seen on his last two runs, but a reproduction of his placed form at Meydan in March should see him go close.

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8
(6)
99-5OR: 107C
2/1

Won the Ascot Stakes in 2017 before finishing runner-up in last year's renewal of this. Beaten short priced favourite back at Royal Ascot in June but not disgraced over a trip too short at the Curragh last time and obvious claims back up in trip.

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Last Year's Winner

DRAWHORSEAWGTSP
6Desert Skyline38-52/1Full Result
T: D R C ElsworthJ: S De Sousa

Betting

Forecast

Thomas Hobson (2/1), Saunter (10/3), Sheikhzayedroad (5/1), Max Dynamite (8/1), Algometer (8/1), Renneti (10/1), Lord Yeats (12/1), Jukebox Jive (33/1)

Verdict

Perhaps not the strongest renewal of this contest but last year's runner-up THOMAS HOBSON should be spot on for this after a prep run at the Curragh last time and with Ryan Moore on board, he's the first string for Willie Mullins' stable. 2016's winner Sheikhzayedroad isn't entirely straightforward but a return to his Meydan form earlier in the campaign should see him go close. At a likely bigger price, course winner Saunter could find improvement for this sizable step up in trip.
  1. Thomas Hobson
  2. Sheikhzayedroad
  3. Saunter

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