Who To Follow On Day Four Of Doncaster's St Leger Festival 2023

James Mackie | @JMackieRacing

Doncaster - September 16 2023
Doncaster 13:25
Tom Marquand

Nine Tenths

J: Tom Marquand
T: William Haggas
Age: 3
Weight: 9-2
OR: 91
Days: 111

One of our best chances of a winner on the afternoon comes in the Class 2 Handicap over seven furlongs with Nine Tenths for William Haggas looking a typical progressive type from this yard.

The filly has been seen three times during her short career, making her juvenile debut last term on heavy ground at Doncaster when finishing fourth and keeping on all the way to the line, looking like a big eye-catcher.

Improving for that first experience she then went to Newcastle on her final start as a two year old when getting off the mark in taking style.

Returning this season at Windsor still over 6f, she picked up from where she left off by making it back to back wins in a decent Novice Stakes beating two decent types for George Boughey.

Stepping up to 7f on handicap debut should be no issue with the way she finishes her races and a mark of 91 could be lenient with her being expected to turn into a better horse than a handicapper.Handles the track well from her debut performance.


Trainer To Follow - William Haggas

William Haggas has some lovely chances to round off the week on Town Moor starting in the Class 2 Handicap over 7f with Nine Tenths looking a very classy filly who goes in search of a hat-trick.

In the feature Group Three Sceptre Fillies' Stakes he fields Queen Aminatu who has always threatened to be a nice horse and if building on her second in a Listed event at Chelmsford last time out she can go close at a double figure price.

Haggas heads into the final day of the meeting sporting a strike rate of 20% for the last two weeks, managing to land nine winners from his last 45 runners.

Jockey To Follow - Tom Marquand

Tom Marquand has been in some smart form of late going in search of William Buick at the top of the jockeys championship, currently running at an 18 % strike rate.

Having already had a big race winner across the week at Doncaster on Big Evs in the Group Two Flying Childers Stakes, he will be hoping to round out with some winners and has some nice chance to do so.

Two of his best chances across the afternoon come from Nine Tenths in the Class 2 Handicap over 7f with the filly going in search of a hat-trick and in the opener Ayyab could be well handicapped on debut in that sphere.