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ITV Racing Tips - All seven races covered on St Leger day

  • Tips and selections for all ITV races on Saturday 11th September
  • Viewers have four races to enjoy on St Leger day at Doncaster
  • We'll also watch two races from Chester and the Irish Champion Stakes
  • Alounak, Reach For The Moon and Lanequash feature amongst our tips
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Frankie Dettori riding Reach For The Moon comfortably win The bet365 EBF Novice Stakes. (Getty)
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Jon Vine 10 Sep 2021
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The final Classic of the season takes place at Doncaster on Saturday, as a field of ten contests the 2021 St Leger. Along with that historic Group One, we have two races from Chester to take in, as well as the Irish Champion Stakes live from Leopardstown.

Let's dive straight into Saturday's ITV racing tips.
    Table Of Contents
  • Saturday's ITV Racing Schedule
  • ITV Racing Tips - Saturday 11th September
  • Race 1 - Portland Handicap Tips
  • Race 2 - Stand Cup Stakes Tips
  • Race 3 - Champagne Stakes Tips
  • Race 4 - Homeserve Handicap Tips
  • Race 5 - Irish Champion Stakes Tips
  • Race 6 - Park Stakes Tips
  • Race 7 - St Leger Tips

Saturday's ITV Racing Schedule


Time
Track
Title
1:40pm Doncaster Portland Handicap (Class 2) 5½f
2:00pm Chester tote+ Stand Cup Stakes (Listed Race) 1m4½f
2:20pm Doncaster Champagne Stakes (Group 2) 7f
2:35pm Chester Homeserve Handicap (Class 3) 1m6½f
2:45pm Leopardstown Irish Champion Stakes (Group 1) 1m2f
3:00pm Doncaster Cazoo Park Stakes (Group 2) 7f
3:35pm Doncaster Cazoo St Leger (Group 1) 1m6f

ITV Racing Tips - Saturday 11th September


Race 1 - Portland Handicap Tips


The value bet here could be VENTUROUS, who's been running brilliantly in recent weeks. David Barron's eight-year-old clocked an RPR of 108 when finishing sixth at Newcastle in June. Connor Beasley's mount then reared leaving the stalls at York, but flew home late on to snatch an unlikely victory.

Venturous then finished a good fourth at Chester off a mark of 100, where a slow start put him on the back foot straight away. Despite hitting the line hard, the handicapper has dropped Barron's star sprinter a pound, and he's won twice here at Doncaster during his career. 20/1 looks a nice price.

Race 2 - Stand Cup Stakes Tips


Alignak hasn't been seen since winning this race 12 months ago, and Richard Kingscote's mount is respected. ALOUNAK has race-fitness on his side, however, and Andrew Balding's six-year-old is in the form of his life.

After finally breaking his duck on British soil in a handicap at Haydock, Alounak was unlucky to only finish fourth in the Glorious Stakes, where he ran into traffic two from home. Balding's charge then powered up the Knavesmire to finish a really strong third in the Ebor. 

Plenty of rain's due to his the Roodee on Friday, and the softer it gets the better for Alounak. David Probert's mount is the one to beat.

Race 3 - Champagne Stakes Tips


We've now got a mouth-watering showdown between two prime contenders for next year's 2000 Guineas to enjoy, and the fact that Lusail has to give three pounds to REACH FOR THE MOON has to push the ball firmly into the favourite's court.

Frankie Dettori's mount finished second to two classy sorts on his first two starts. Reach For The Moon then thumped Harrow - who won the 2-Y-O Stakes here on Thursday - by four lengths at Newbury, before registering a similarly emphatic win in the Solario at Sandown. Lusail will make him work hard for it, but I expect Reach For The Moon will be a little too strong on the day.

Race 4 - Homeserve Handicap Tips


Mancini2:35pm Chester Homeserve Handicap (Class 3) 1m6½fGET 5/2 HERE
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MANCINI was sent off as the odds-on favourite to win this race off 94 last season, but was narrowly beaten back in third. Ian Williams' seven-year-old has struggled for much of the season. He did run very well last time out here at Chester, finishing second to Solent Gateway when giving the winner over a stone. 

Mancini returns for a second crack at this prize sitting five pounds lower in the weights, and David Probert will fancy his chances of another winner on Saturday.

Race 5 - Irish Champion Stakes Tips


Read our full preview of the 2021 Irish Champion Stakes to find out who we're tipping in this massive Group One.

If you want to watch any of the Irish Champions Weekend races live on you mobile or tablet, then check out our Irish Champion Stakes Live Stream page.

Race 6 - Park Stakes Tips


Lanequash3:00pm Doncaster Cazoo Park Stakes (Group 2) 7fGET 7/4 HERE
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LANEQUASH looked a potential Guineas contender when he finished a close second to New Mandate in the Flying Scotsman Stakes at this meeting 12 months ago. Roger Varian's charge then finished last on heavy ground in the Horris Hill Stakes, and missed the first half of his three-year-old season.

Jim Crowley's mount made his return in the Hungerford Stakes at Newbury, and ran a screamer to finish within a length of Sacred. Lanequash is sure to improve for that return run. He's the highest-rated runner in the field and will be getting four pounds from four of his five rivals. He should get back to winning ways.

Race 7 - St Leger Tips


Read our full guide to the 2021 St Leger to find out who we've backed at a massive price!

If you plan on watching any of Saturday's races via a mobile device, then take a look at our St Leger Live Streaming page.
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