Doncaster Saturday Placepot tips – Selections and permutation on the final day
Doncaster Saturday Placepot tips
We enter the fourth and final day of racing at Doncaster for the St Leger Festival and have one last throw of the dice to scoop a share of the Placepot on what promises to be another top-class racecard. Can we win big on day four with our Doncaster Saturday Placepot tips?
Saturday brings the curtain down on another fantastic four days’ racing action at the 2021 Doncaster St Leger Festival and the world’s oldest Classic – the St Leger – dominates the day four racecard on Town Moor where the best of the action will be shown live on ITV Racing.
Punters looking for a potential big win without investing too much in stakes may well be tempted to have a go at the Tote Placepot where the popular bet can yield impressive returns for little outlay and punters don’t even need to back the winner!
Covering the first six races of any meeting punters only need to have their selection(s) make the frame according to the number of runners and the race conditions. For a more detailed explanation of how the Tote Placepot works see this page and check below for our Doncaster Saturday Placepot tips and permutation as we bid for a final share of the prize pot.
DONCASTER SATURDAY PLACEPOT TIPS – SELECTIONS & PERMUTATION ON THE FINAL DAY
1:15 Doncaster – Vertem Nursery Handicap Cl2 (2yo) 1m
1 FALL OF ROME – Took four attempts to get off the mark but he had been running well in defeat including behind subsequent Group Two winner Go Bears Go on debut, opening his account at Newmarket in July. Wasn’t disgraced back there last time when denied only a half-length and first-time cheekpieces allied with this longer trip can both serve to bring out further improvement.
2 LA PULGA – Twice a winner already this term with victories at Sandown and Carlisle latest where he was awarded the race. He had run well in defeat in both starts inbetween those victories and appeared to relish the extra distance last time where he was badly bumped and hampered. Could have more to come at this distance and should make his presence felt.
1:45 Doncaster – Portland Handicap Cl2 (3yo+) 5½f
4 MR WAGYU – Thrived during a busy spell and has won five times this season as well as make the frame on a number of other occasions and ran better than the bare result in the Great St Wilfred last month although only finished midfield. Wasn’t able to set the pace there and that could be an issue in this contest where there’s plenty of competition for the lead but he could make his presence felt if back to his best having had a breather.
18 BOUNDLESS POWER – Dual-winner since joining this yard from Ireland and unlucky not to add to his tally when unlucky at Windsor latest, given plenty to do and meeting with trouble in running. Was far from disgraced in earlier runs at Goodwood and Ascot previously and gives the impression there’s more in his locker so every chance of a big run if the low draw isn’t a negative.
20 MID WINSTER – Third in a Listed contest at Ayr in June before going in over course and distance the following month. Wasn’t at his best in the jump jockeys’ Nunthorpe at York but turned in a better effort back there latest in a valuable contest and has only been raised 1lb. A repeat of that effort can see him involved.
2:20 Doncaster – Champagne Stakes (Group 2) (Colts & Geldings) Cl1 (2yo) 7f
1 LUSAIL – Only beaten once in five starts which came on soft ground and represents a yard with an excellent recent record in this contest. Has won twice at Group Two level and his July Stakes victory at Newmarket represents very strong form. 2-2 over seven furlongs he has to give 3lbs to this field but could be equal to the task.
3 REACH FOR THE MOON – Progressive of late and stepped up on his Chesham second behind the smart Point Lonsdale to win both outings since, turning in an impressive effort to win a Sandown Group Three contest. That form isn’t as strong as that of Lusail but he looks the one most likely to capitalise on any chink in the armour of the Hannon runner.
3:00 Doncaster – Cazoo Park Stakes (Group 2) Cl1 (3yo+) 7f
1 D’BAI – Showed all his old ability last term, winning at Haydock and running a series of good races in defeat prior to another break and wintered in Dubai where he won the Zabeel Mile at Meydan. Likely needed his return in the Hungerford Stakes after six months off and will be sharper now so could leave that performance behind here with an improved effort.
3 GLORIOUS JOURNEY – Generally consistent sort and a force at seven furlongs as showcased when winning the Criterion Stakes back in June. Ran better than the bare result in the July Cup and back on track when third at York latest behind Space Blues. Should play his part with a big run and can go close.
3:35 Doncaster – Cazoo St Leger Stakes (Group 1) (British Champions Series) (No Geldings) Cl1 (3yo) 1m6½f
3 HURRICANE LANE – Top-class performer who has only tasted defeat once – in the Epsom Derby – and arrives here on a hat-trick after successive Group One victories in the Irish Derby and Grand Prix de Paris, turning in an impressive performance in the latter. Should have no issue with the longer trip given how hard he hit the line at Longchamp and the one to beat here.
4:05 Doncaster – Hippo Pro 3 Handicap Cl2 (3yo+) 1m4f
2 DARK JEDI – Dual-winner last term who has bounced back from a couple of lesser runs this season to win at Ripon in June and has made the frame in both recent starts at Musselburgh and York latterly where he was only beaten one length into third by Sam Cooke. Arguably given too much to do last time but had Rhythmic Intent behind on that occasion who won here on Friday and he’s a player from only 2lbs higher.
5 LIVING LEGEND – Dual-winner in the 2019 seasn to bring up a hat-trick having also won the season before and tackled Circus Maximus on his only other run of the campaign prior to a lengthy absence. Has returned in good fettle, better for his reappearance when finding only one too good at Haydock latest and can progress again with that under his belt if this doesn’t come too soon.