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Weekend Horse Racing Preview

Weekend Horse Racing Preview

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The business end at Doncaster is fast approaching with Friday and Saturday playing host to two of the season’s most prestigious races with the Doncaster Cup taking place on Friday, and the St Legers Stake the following day. The action in Yorkshire has been incredible since things kicked off and the event is about to reach an altogether different level with a number of eagerly anticipated races.

Starting on Friday, all eyes will be on the 3.10 when Stradivarius and Dee Ex Bee renew their rivalry in the Doncaster Cup in the day’s big race. The former has had the edge of his well-matched foe in recent times with three narrow wins, and you start to think whether the Frankie Dettori jockeyed horse just has the number of Dee Ex Bee.

Stradivarius in undefeated in the last two years and victory today at Doncaster would see him register his tenth straight win. That incentive adds to the occasion, but in Dee Ex Bee, he’s facing a horse desperate to end that streak after coming close to do so on three separate occasions. Like always, meetings between these two horses are extremely close, and with Dee Ex Bee priced around the 5/2 mark, he surely has to be the value in a race that will ultimately go down to the wire.

Elsewhere on Friday, the 3.45 is set to be another two-horse shootout as A’ali battles it out with Alligator Alley in the Wainwright Flying Childers Stakes. A’ali’s form on slower surfaces is mightily impressive but entering the fast track for the is essentially a new environment. Alligator Alley possesses far more experience at this level, and he should be backed to take top honours here.

Tomorrow, the focus is undoubtedly on the St Legers Stake and its Logician that starts favourite as Frankie Dettori looks for more glory. There are people within the racing community that favour Sir Ron Priestley due to his widely renowned stamina, and many are expecting Sir Dragonet to perform well after enjoying a dazzling run of form. Logician does look the standout horse here, and that’s where the smart money should be heading.

Away from Doncaster, there’s racing at Chester as the SportPesa Autumn Festival is the course’s penultimate event of the season. The SportPesa Stand Cup Stakes is the day’s biggest race and Ben Vrackie is the horse that looks the likeliest to clean up. Sextant and Manuela De Vega will be confident of taking the top prize, but Ben Vrackie’s extra quality carries a lot of weight over the short distance.

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