Day 1 of Doncaster St Leger Meeting

Wed 07 September 2016

The conditions look favourable at Doncaster as we kick off Day 1 of the St Leger Meeting with four nice runners to get the ball rolling.

MUTAWATHEB is a precocious 2yo colt by Dark Angel who has already had four starts for a win and a placing. He won his maiden at Newbury in only his second career start, beating Tis Marvelous the eventual Prix Robert Papin winner, and since then, he’s been very consistent. It looks to be a rather open race with a few dangers in the eight-runner nursery, however, seven furlongs will suit him nicely for where he is at in his career and he should be right there in the finish.

Next up we have ALDAIR in at 3.35pm in the Leger Legends with Tony Clark onboard. I have complete faith that Tony will partner well with the 3yo colt who has been running into unfavourable firm tracks his last couple of starts. The cut in the ground will suit him well today and I’m hoping for a nice run.

WAR GLORY is a 3yo colt by a sire I know very well, Canford Cliffs. I have plenty of time for this horse and he has really flourished over the last 10 days, with a more than satisfying final gallop leading into this race. He’s had four career starts for two wins and two placing’s and I believe he will give the field a shake today. He is rated well in the seven-starter field and whatever he does today, there will be improvement to come.

WINDSHEAR has had some time off between starts and a few disappointing runs of late have been concerning. However, his work at home has been meritable, he looks good in condition and he will mix well in today’s company. The outcome will give us a better indication of where he’s is at the back end of the season and I look forward to seeing him run after some time on the sidelines.

If you’re looking for a chance at Kempton, Wahash is running in a competitive nursery at 7.55pm but he’s certainly up to the contest.

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