Doncaster Sunday St. Leger Preview - 11/09/22

Louis Moir | @LouisMoir99

Doncaster - September 10 2022
Doncaster 11:30
3(3)
William Buick

Silver Knott

J:
 
William Buick
T:
 
Charlie Appleby
Age: 2
Weight: 9-2
OR: 109
Days: 22

Got off the mark second time of asking when winning impressively at Kempton in August, and further improved when taking 6-runner Solario Stakes at Sandown 3 weeks ago.

This horse also an interesting pedigree, as his grandad is Nathaniel.

Won with a bit in hand on both occasions and looks set to make a bold bid for 3-3. With only the 3 runners, this colt can definitely come out on top again.

Worthy favourite.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
20/04/24KEE12Fm8-61
02/12/23DMA9Fm8-103
04/11/23SNA9Fm8-122
12/08/23CLN8Fm8-73
08/07/23BLM10Fm8-105
Doncaster - September 10 2022
Doncaster 12:00
2(8)
P J McDonald

Asjad

J:
 
P J McDonald
T:
 
James Horton
Age: 4
Weight: 9-5
OR: 101
Days: 50

Has shown signs of steady progression when improving his form for new yard, since leaving Roger Varian.

Was victorious when landing a 21-runner 6f York handicap in May going off at a big price of 18/1 that day.

Can draw lines through his last couple of outings and may have more to offer moving forwards. One to be interested in.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
01/04/23DON6Hy9-104
21/10/22DON6Sft9-122
01/10/22ASC7GS9-83
11/09/22DON6.5Sft9-51
23/07/22ASC7GF9-416
Doncaster - September 10 2022
Doncaster 12:35
8(5)
Pat Dobbs

Trillium

J:
 
Pat Dobbs
T:
 
Richard Hannon
Age: 2
Weight: 9-0
OR: 106
Days: 46

Showed promise on debut when keeping on well in a maiden at Goodwood and then followed up with two wins since.

An easy winner at Newbury over 6f and proceeded to take a big step forward when following up in a Group 3 at Goodwood, beating the likes of Rocket Rodney and Walbank.

Coped well with the drop to 5f so trip will not be an issue.

Looks a very smart filly and has a big chance here. Needs to be considered and can put it up to the favourite.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
03/05/23ASC6Gd9-49
24/09/22NMK6Gd9-28
11/09/22DON5Sft9-01
27/07/22GOO5GF9-01
15/07/22NBY6Gd9-21
Doncaster - September 10 2022
Doncaster 13:45
6(5)
Hollie Doyle

Trueshan

J:
 
Hollie Doyle
T:
 
Alan King
Age: 6
Weight: 9-7
OR: 124
Days: 47

Has been a consistent top-class horse for trainer, Alan King and put up one of the best performances in recent times when completing a 5-timer with an astonishing run in the Northumberland Plate at Newcastle, carrying 10-8.

He ran fairly well last time out, when finishing third to Kyprios in the Goodwood Cup on ground that does not really suit him.

He will get much better conditions here (a softer going) and looks the one they all have to beat.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
23/05/24SAN16Sft9-113
01/05/24ASC16GS9-114
21/10/23ASC15.5GS9-94
30/09/23LON20GS9-21
15/09/23DON18Sft9-71
Doncaster - September 10 2022
Doncaster 14:20
9(3)
David Egan

The Wizard Of Eye

J:
 
David Egan
T:
 
J S Moore
Age: 3
Weight: 9-2
OR: 107
Days: 44

Has only been victorious once from ten attempts, but he has been highly tried on many runs so far.

He ran superbly well when notching up a personal best, when second of seven in a Group 3 at Goodwood in July.

He outran his odds that day as he was a massive price of 40/1, and was only beaten ¾ lengths.

Steps up in grade so will have to run another big race, but looks a huge price once again.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
11/05/24ASC7Gd9-21
22/09/23NBY7Sft9-47
12/08/23ASC8Gd9-125
04/08/23GOO8Sft9-106
10/06/23HAY7GF9-26
Doncaster - September 10 2022
Doncaster 14:55
6(4)
William Buick

New London

J:
 
William Buick
T:
 
Charlie Appleby
Age: 3
Weight: 9-3
OR: 115
Days: 45

This 3 year old son of Dubawi has made a cracking start to his career, winning four of his five starts so far. He did not seem to handle the course at Chester where he was a beaten odds on favourite that day in a four runner affair.

He did show serious class when winning a 1m4f Group 3 at Goodwood, beating Hoo Ya Mal by 2 lengths.

Finished strongly and seemed to really relish this trip, so has a big shout in this year’s St Leger. Jockey and trainer won the race last year with Hurricane Lane.

Strongly fancied.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
23/02/24MEY14Gd9-03
02/02/24MEY10Gd9-04
29/09/23NMK12GF9-72
13/08/23HOP12Gd9-65
01/07/23NMK12Gd9-73