The ITV Racing cameras are back in action on Wednesday for the first day of the Doncaster St Leger Festival and we give our Wednesday live TV tips for Doncaster and Kempton.
The first of four days’ classy horse racing action takes place on Wednesday as the Doncaster St Leger Festival gets underway and the ITV Racing cameras will be there to capture the best of the action which features both Listed anad Group Three racing from Town Moor.
To supplement the Doncaster action there is also racing from Kempton on the all-weather and seven races in all will be beamed lived into punters’ living rooms.
Ed Chamberlain and the team will be on hand again to offer up their usual expert racing tips, insights and post-race analysis; while Brian Healy gives his Wednesday live TV tips for the best of the racing at Doncaster and Kempton.
WEDNESDAY LIVE TV TIPS – ITV RACING BEST BETS FOR DONCASTER & KEMPTON
1:40 Doncaster – bet365 Nursery Handicap Cl2 (2yo) 7f
MAYAAS is 3lbs better off with Ataser who beat him at York on their last meeting, but William Haggas’ charge is taken to reverse those places this time around.
The Dark Angel colt has bettered his finishing position each time, latterly beaten just over one length by his old rival having conceded first run. There’s likely better to come from him however and he can take another forward step with first-time cheekpieces deployed.
A stronger pace will help and he looks set to go well where he can reverse recent form with the weights now more in his favour and he can get off the mark.
1:55 Kempton – Unibet Extra Place Offers Every Day Handicap Cl3 (3yo+ 0-90) 1m3f
OMNIVEGA is 3-4 on the all-weather, scoring twice at this venue over further and David Simcock’s charge can get back on track having met with defeat on turf at Ascot latest behind Look Closely.
The Siyouni gelding had returned from lockdown to register a hat-trick of wins when beating Cepheus over twelve furlongs at this venue in July, and he lost no caste in defeat subsequently when beaten just over one length last time out where he perhaps wasn’t helped by the slow pace.
He has to cope with a drop in trip here, but he did make the frame on his only previous attempt at the distance and he should get more of a pace to aim at this time around so it would come as no surprise to see a bold showing where he can get back on track returning to an artificial surface which clearly suits him.
2:10 Doncaster – bet365 Scarbrough Stakes (Listed Race) Cl1 (2yo+) 5f
MOSS GILL could be hard to beat if replicating his recent run in the Nunthorpe Stakes where the No Nay Never gelding landed the bronze medal in that Group One and if running to anything like that level then he can collect this Listed prize.
James Bethell’s charge was orogressive last term, winning three times and making the frame in some strong handicaps, and he made a winning return back in March on the all-weather prior to lockdown. He’s had three runs since the resumption, winning the Listed City Walls Stakes at York before that Group One endeavor.
The strong pace at York suited him and he should get similar here so everychance he can come through late to land the win.
2:25 Kempton – Unibet 3 Uniboosts A Day Handicap Cl3 (3yo+ 0-95) 1m
ITKAANN is going the right way and arrives here on a hat-trick following successes over course and distance and also Salisbury on his last start when returning from more than eight months off.
Owen Burrows’ charge latterly struck a shade readily over Cloud Drift having ran out a five lengths’ winner here in December and there’s surely better to come from the Gutaifan colt who had a subsequent winner in arrears in that latest start.
He has been hit with a 7lbs rise in the weights for that latest success, but the progressive sort could easily step up again back on this surface and with the potential for better gets the vote to land his three-timer.
2:40 Doncaster – Mondialiste Leger Legends Classified Stakes Cl5 (3yo+ 0-70) 1m
At the foot of the weights it might be worth taking a chance on MYKONOS ST JOHN who is partnered by Jim Crowley for the first time.
Jamie Osborne’s charge is unexposed still after just five starts, but he was a turf winner at Windsor in July prior to running a shade disappointingly at Kempton next time although it is possible he wasn’t suited by polytrack and may be better back on grass.
The Swiss Spirit colt ran out a comfortable winner at Windsor, beating Cesifire by just over two lengths with the rest strung out and while the bare form is nothing special he could rate an improver. Only seventh last time, he wasn’t seen to best effect and faded, perhaps not enjoying the surface and he could prove better than he showed.
This is competitive but a mark of 70 could prove within his scope and still unexposed he can bounce back if recapturing the level of performance he had displayed at Windsor previously.
3:15 Doncaster – bet365 Sceptre Fillies’ Stakes (Group 3) Cl1 (3yo+) 7f
MUBTASIMAH could be worth chancing returning from a break having ran poorly when last sighted on his all-weather debut at Chelmsford when taking in a Listed contest.
William Haggas’ charge goes well fresh, and she has won first time up at York and Newbury in the past two seasons; she hasn’t quite so long a break as when landing either of those wins but she can get back on track returning to turf.
The Dark Angel filly won three times last term and finished in the frame in a competitive handicap at Newmarket on her final outing; she then returned with a Listed win at Newbury over Muss Celestial, scoring readily but was behind the same rival last time where she wasn’t seen to best effect having been held up after missing the break.
She is worth another chance returning from a couple of months off and given she has won both starts back after a break then it would be no surprise to see her going close here.
3:45 Doncaster – Each Way Extra At bet365 Handicap Cl2 (3yo+ 0-105) 1m2f
STARCAT struck on his sole juvenile run last term, scoring at Kempton in December after which he found himself outclassed in the Qipco 2000 Guineas although he did produce a creditable effort to finish seventh behind Kameko.
Hughie Morrison’s charge may have found the softer ground and fast pace against him next time in the Britannina Stakes, but he bounced back to form during Glorious Goodwood to finish a close fifth behind Junkanoo when stepped up to this trip and the Lope De Vega colt could build on that outing to get back on track here.
He was only beaten around two lengths on that occasion, unable to muster a change of gear when it mattered; but he remains with scope to exploit this rating and the application of a tongue-tie might elicit some improvement.
Still lightly-raced and unexposed he can make his presence felt here and no surprise if he gets competitive in this contest.