Day one St Leger festival at Doncaster looks quite difficult with some very competitive races the five furlong Scarborough Stakes (Listed race) at 3.10 the days feature race.This looks very wide open contest with plenty in form sprinters with Medicean Man,Dinkum Diamond
Captain Dunne & Group Therapy all having decent chances.
Going concentrate on what looks less competitive race the 10 furlong conditions race at 4.20 which looks quite decent class 2 conditions race.
10F CONDITIONS RACE CLASS 2 DONCASTER 4.20
ELUSIVE PIMPERNEL : High class 2/3 year old finishing second in the racing post trophy and then winning Craven Stakes at Newmarket .Had been disappointing this season ,though looked on the way back after finishing good second behind Class is Class in group three Rose Lancaster stakes at Hadock in August with Fallen Idol well behind in fifth.Should go well taking this drop in class.
VERDICT : Decent looking condition race with the three main contenders Fallen Idol ,Elusive Pimpernel & Ceilidh House
Fallen Idol won class 2 handicap and listed race in 2010 ,had looked bit disappointing on his first two starts this season including finishing behind Elusive Pimpernel in Rose Lancaster stakes.Bounced back to form last time winning class two 10 furlong handicap at Sandown off mark 103 .Has to be respected though this looks lot tougher race and at 3-1 looks no great value.
Ceilidh House improving filly winning listed race over C&D at Doncaster last November on softish ground .Made promising reappearance in June finishing third behind the useful Timepiece in Warwickshire Oaks .Should go well though all her best form has been on softer ground .
ELUSIVE PIMPERNEL has to be forgiven for poor run last time though appeared unsuited by the soft ground and step up in trip .Looks to have ideal conditions here 10 furlongs on goodish ground and would take plenty beating if he can reproduce the form of second in group three Rose of Lancaster stakes at Haydock .9-2 looks decent value in conditions race.
ELUSIVE PIMPERNEL 4.20 DONCASTER (UNPLACED SP 7-2 )
£164 EACH-WAY @ 9-2 BET365.
1/4 ODDS 1-2-3 . BEST PRICE GUARANTEE
LOSS -£328 BANK RUNNING TOTAL £6217