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2020 St Leger Festival Day Three Tips - Every race covered on Friday at Doncaster

  • We take a look through the card on day three of the St Leger Festival
  • The Doncaster Cup is the main event at Doncaster on Friday
  • ITV Racing viewers also have the Flying Childers Stakes and some big handicaps to enjoy
  • Check out our through the card tips here
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Doncaster races.(Getty)

We take a look through Doncaster's card on Friday and pick out our St Leger Festival day three tips.

The Doncaster Cup is the feature race on day three of the St Leger Festival. The race of the day, however, could turn out to be the Flying Childers Stakes, where a handful of promising juveniles do battle over five furlongs.

We've got the full card covered for you, so let's jump into some selections!

2020 St Leger Festival Day Three Card


Time
Title
1:10pm Premier Fillies' Handicap (Class 2) 1m4f
1:40pm bet365 Mallard Handicap (Class 2) 1m6½f
2:10pm bet365 Handicap (Class 2) 6½f
2:40pm Flying Childers Stakes (Group 2) 5f
3:15pm bet365 Doncaster Cup (Group 2) 2m2f
3:45pm bet365 Flying Scotsman Stakes (Listed) 7f
4:15pm Maiden Stakes (Class 3) 7f

2020 St Leger Festival Day Three Tips


Race 1 - Premier Fillies' Handicap Tips


Sorrel1:10pm Doncaster British EBF Premier Fillies' Handicap TipsGET 5/2 HERE
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A tricky little handicap this, but I think SORREL could be the answer. Sir Michael Stoute's three-year-old brings plenty of solid form to the table, having placed twice behind good-quality handicappers over ten furlongs earlier in the season.

Sorrel shook off her maiden tag with a three-length triumph on her first start over this trip at Leicester the last day. William Buick's mount faced little in the way of competition, but it was still a very encouraging display and she's clearly a filly on the up.

Race 2 - Mallard Handicap Tips


Alfaatik1:40pm Doncaster bet365 Mallard Handicap TipsGET 9/4 HERE
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ALFAATIK has clearly had some problems, but John Gosden's lightly-raced four-year-old remains open to plenty of improvement and looks to be one of the more solid ITV Racing tips.

On his return from 15 months off the track, Jim Crowley's mount defeated several hardy, race-fit handicappers over a mile-and-a-half at York. A five-pound rise doesn't seem harsh for a performance of that quality, and I think he'll relish this step up in distance. 

Race 3 - bet365 Handicap Tips


Musicality2:10pm Doncaster bet365 Handicap TipsGET 6/1 HERE
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I really like the chances of MUSICALITY in this sprint handicap. Roger Varian's three-year-old has won two of his four career starts, finishing second to Aristocratic Lady and rival Byline on his other two outings. 

Musicality looked more composed on his second handicap start at Newmarket, running on well to beat a rival rated 92 by a length, and turn the tables on Byline in the process. David Egan's mount looks well-treated at the weights and ground slightly softer than good will be ideal.

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Spanish Mission (right) running at Sandown earlier in the season. (Getty)

Race 4 - Flying Childers Stakes Tips


Frenetic E/W2:40pm Doncaster Bombardier Flying Childers Stakes TipsGET 7/1 HERE
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While home challengers Sacred and The Lir Jet enter with leading claims, I'm a huge fan of FRENETIC, and Ger Lyon's filly offers stacks of each-way value while she sits on a price of 7/1.

Frenetic thrashed some decent rivals to land her first Listed race at the Curragh in June, making all to score a hugely impressive five-length win. Lyon's charge was then pipped to the post by Aloha Star over six furlongs, before losing out to Miss Amulet in the Marwell Stakes.

Aloha Star has since finished third at Group One level, and Miss Amulet boosted Frenetic's form further when she beat Sacred in the Lowther Stakes. Frenetic bounced back to winning form last month, beating 104-rated Chief Little Hawk by almost two lengths. She's been dangerously overlooked in the current betting.

Race 5 - Doncaster Cup Tips

Having come up short on his first three starts this term, SPANISH MISSION bounced back to his best at Chester last time out, handing Selino a three-length thrashing in the Chester Stakes. Andrew Balding's charge is proven at a high level, and I don't think this is a particularly strong Group Two. He looks to be the one to beat.

Race 6 - Flying Scotsman Stakes Tips


Apollo One E/W3:25pm Doncaster bet365 Flying Scotsman Stakes TipsGET 12/1 HERE
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APOLLO ONE has carried big prices into both of his starts so far. On debut, Tom Marquand's mount was a 22/1 shot when he bolted up by four lengths. Apollo One was similarly overlooked in the Solario Stakes last time out, but managed to hang on and finish third behind Etonian, having made the running at Sandown.

This is the most talented horse that unknown trainer, Peter Charalambous has trained during his short career. Again, Apollo One can be found sitting on a lengthy price, but he's one of the highest-rated runners in the field, his form is strong and he's landed a good draw in stall 5.

Race 7 - Maiden Stakes Tips


Tromso E/W4:15pm Doncaster Gary Reid Memorial Maiden Stakes TipsGET 8/1 HERE
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No odds are currently available for this card-closing maiden. Muy Thai will head the betting, having finished a close third on debut at Ascot last week.

John Leeper is beautifully bred and one to keep an eye on this autumn. That being said, the one I'd rather take an each-way punt on first time out is Kevin Ryan's newcomer, TROMSO

By former Sprint Cup winner Twilight Son. His mare, Soar, has produced six progeny so far. All of them have won at least once, and three reached a rating of 100. Ryan has scored with 21% of his juvenile turf runners this season, and an inside draw can often help at Doncaster.

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