first_img Show Galtres Stakes winner Lah Ti Dar will run in the St Leger at Doncaster Read more features Horseplay is dropping back from Group One company after finishing fourth behind Sea Of Class in the Yorkshire Oaks last time out, but she may have a potential Group One filly up against her in Pilaster, who continued her rapid progress with a narrow defeat of Maid Up in the Lillie Langtry Stakes at Glorious Goodwood. Maid Up won the Group Three Gordon Stakes next time up and has also been supplemented to run in the St Leger on Saturday so the form with Pilaster looks rock-solid and it will be a surprise if Roger Varian’s filly cannot extend her winning run to four this afternoon.Mystic Flight (5.10) was third in a strong handicap at York last time and should be another winner for the Varian stable on Thursday’s card, while the success of Global Applause on Wednesday’s card here is a boost for Rio Ronaldo, who was not far behind him at Sandown Park last time.Lady Cosette (1.50) is an interesting runner in the opening for Jeremy Noseda, who won the same race with a well-backed favourite in Nemoralia three years ago. She went on to finish third in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies’ Turf less than two months later and also finished second in the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot in her three-year-old season. No one expects Lady Cosette to be quite that good, but she put up a good performance on the clock at Windsor last time and should be good enough to register her first win.The rest of the racing on Thursday looks a little thin after Epsom’s meeting succumbed to an infestation of chafer grubs earlier in the week, but Woodside Wonder (6.25) could be worth a small interest at around 12-1 at Hamilton. He did not run up to his previous form at York last time but that was a hot race and he is reunited today with Rowan Scott, who was in the saddle when he won at Hamilton earlier in the season. He also has a big chance on his earlier form at Musselburgh, when he was second in a good time behind a winner next time up. Share on LinkedIn Support The Guardian Read more … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. 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Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share on Twitter Doncaster 1.50 Lady Cosette 2.25 Dubai Beauty 3.00 Pilaster (nap) 3.35 Aim Power 4.05 Rio Ronaldo 4.40 Banditry 5.10 Mystic Flight (nb)Ffos Las 2.15 Sod’s Law 2.50 Smashing Lass 3.25 Sylvia’s Mother 3.55 Fox Fearless 4.30 Chrisellaine 5.00 Sir Roderic 5.35 The Night KingHamilton 3.45 Dodgy Bob 4.15 Autumn Flight 4.50 Island Song 5.20 Orobas 5.55 Liars Corner 6.25 Woodside Wonder 6.55 Yes You 7.25 Tolkyn Was this helpful? Thank you for your feedback. Share via Email John Gosden revealed on Thursday that Frankie Dettori’s thoughts about the best place to run Lah Ti Dar had played a role in the decision to send her for the St Leger.A field of 12 runners has been declared for the final Classic of the season on Saturday, and Lah Ti Dar’s inclusion was described as a “fantastic news” by sponsors William Hill. Share on Pinterestcenter_img Share on Messenger Topics Reuse this content Horse racing tips Horse racing The Recap: sign up for the best of the Guardian’s sport coverage Since you’re here… St Leger Quick guide Thursday 13 September racing tips Hide Share on WhatsApp Share on Facebook Gosden’s decision to send the filly to Doncaster rather than Sunday’s Prix Vermeille at Longchamp was only taken after plenty of discussion but the trainer said: “Frankie was adamant she should she should run in the St Leger when he got off her at York and often the feel a jockey gets when they immediately get off a horse is the one to listen to. He said he could have kept going another three furlongs and she certainly stays well.“We ummed and aahed about running her in the Yorkshire Oaks [instead of the Galtres on the same card] but thought ‘she’s been off a long time and been sick, so don’t throw her in a Group One’. Instead of having a hard race, she had a lovely extended hand ride gallop.“I had no worry about her level of fitness [at York] but when they’ve been sick like that you worry. It was a strange sort of viral thing. Nothing else in the place had it. Her bloods were all wrong and she was very down in herself. The great thing is that the one day she showed it to us she’d only done a gentle canter that morning – thank God she hadn’t worked.”The dozen lining up on Saturday includes a five-strong team from Aidan O’Brien’s Ballydoyle stable including Lah Ti Dar’s main market rival, Kew Gardens, the winner of the Grand Prix de Paris in July. Dee Ex Bee, the runner-up in the Derby in June, is also among the final declarations.The Park Hill Stakes, dubbed the “Fillies St Leger” even though fillies can, and regularly do, run in the Leger itself, is the feature event on the second afternoon of the Leger meeting, which is also Ladies’ Day at Town Moor.This year’s renewal is not blessed with many runners but it is a tight and competitive race all the same, with Horseplay, God Given and the fast-improving Pilaster (3.00) in the field. Talking Horseslast_img

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