Take a look at our Lucky 15 selections (four singles, six doubles, four trebles and a four-fold) for the British meetings on Saturday, Sept 10, 2016.
IDAHO (Doncaster 3.45) can land the final British Classic of the season, the St Leger. Aidan O’Brien who has taken the St Leger four times previously with Milan (2001), Brian Boru (2003), Scorpion (2005) and Leading Light (2013) has a strong hand in the nine-runner contest, also saddling Sword Fighter and Housesofparliament. Idaho has been the long-time favourite for the race, having been placed in the Investec Derby and the Irish Derby before coming from behind to take the Great Voltigeur Stakes at York last month from stablemate Housesofparliament. The 1m6½f contest may well turn into a slog if the expected rain arrives, but the son of Galileo has the class to rate as a confident selection.
D’BAI (Doncaster 2.00) is probably a bit better than his odds are going to reflect when he lines up in the Group 2 Champagne Stakes. The Dubawi colt overcame quick ground to be touched off in a hot-looking 7f Newmarket maiden on his debut in early July and then followed up in a weaker maiden at the same track two weeks later, despite idling. He should be better suited by a stiffer pace today and will certainly benefit from any cut underfoot.
UNFORGETTABLE FILLY (Lingfield 3.00) showed plenty of promise on her debut when chasing home a Stoute hot-pot at Newmarket a couple of weeks ago and may be able to go one better in the 7½f fillies’ maiden. The daughter of Sepoy, who is closely related to 7f winner Raven’s Corner, was understandably green but while niggled along from a fair way out, she soon warmed to the task and stayed on nicely. It did not look a maiden with great depth to be fair, but she should improve for the experience.
ALLIGATOR (Bath 3.20) was well supported for his handicap debut at Chelmsford last week, having been gelded since his last run. However, he got a little outpaced off the turn for home and despite staying on well, did not quite manage to reel in Altiko Tommy. The step up in trip to 1m clearly suited him and he looked a little unlucky. Ed Dunlop equips the selection with first-time blinkers and he looks well-in off a mark of 61 with Josephine Gordon’s 3lb claim.
DONCASTER: 2.00 D’bai (nb), 2.35 Captain Colby, 3.10 Toormore, 3.45 IDAHO (NAP), 4.20 Temerity, 4.50 Up In Lights, 5.25 Kiltara, 6.00 Stars Over The Sea
CHESTER: 1.40 Aventinus, 2.15 Alejandro, 2.50 Mountain Bell, 3.25 Nayyar, 3.55 Cornborough, 4.30 I’ll Be Good, 5.00 Blakeney Point
BATH: 2.10 Secret Witness, 2.45 Golden Rosanna, 3.20 Alligator, 3.50 Good Omen, 4.25 Oratorio’s Joy, 4.55 Caledonia Laird, 5.30 Oat Couture, 6.05 Pine Ridge
LINGFIELD: 1.50 Lady Blanco, 2.25 The Quarterjack, 3.00 Unforgettable Filly, 3.35 Dunnscotia, 4.10 C Note, 4.40 Gale Song, 5.15 Sweet Dragon Fly
MUSSELBURGH: 4.15 Thornaby Princess, 4.45 Soundstrings, 5.20 Coolfitch, 5.55 La Contessa, 6.30 High On Light, 7.00 Amirli, 7.30 Dark Command
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