Sunday ITV Racing Tips: Best bets for Doncaster and the Curragh

The ITV cameras move their broadcasts to Sunday's rearranged racing at Doncaster and the Curragh, and we've a tip for each of the ten races on September 11.

As a mark of respect for the Queen, the final day of Doncaster's St Leger Festival was moved to Sunday.

In addition to the St Leger (15:55), the Champagne Stakes (12:30) and the Park Stakes (15:20), the Doncaster Cup (14:45) and the Flying Childers Stakes (13:35) have been saved from Friday's cancelled fixture to form a nine-race Doncaster card.

ITV will show five of those races, plus five from day two of Irish Champions Weekend at the Curragh, which include a bountiful five Group 1 contests across both tracks.

Don't forget, you can get all the latest racecards and results from Doncaster by using the Planet Sport live centre, but first here's a quick list of our tips with some more detail on our highlighted horses below.


13:35 (Doncaster) The Platinum Queen

13:50 (Curragh) Above The Curve

14:10 (Doncaster) Bergerac

14:25 (Curragh) Highfield Princess

14:45 (Doncaster) Trueshan

15:00 (Curragh) Meditate

15:20 (Doncaster) Kinross

15:35 (Curragh) Marbaan

15:55 (Doncaster) New London

16:10 (Curragh) Kyprios

13:35 (Doncaster) The Platinum Queen

The Platinum Queen will surely take all the beating in the Wainwright Flying Childers Stakes.

Connections' bold decision to supplement her for the Nunthorpe at York so nearly paid off when only Highfield Princess was able to reel her in.

She is back in against her own age group this time so the massive weight allowance she got at York has disappeared, but what she did show on the Knavesmire was blistering speed.

Richard Hannon's Trillium won the Molecomb in good style but that form has already taken a few knocks, leaving The Platinum Queen as the standout on the figures.

14.25 (Curragh) Highfield Princess

It is all about pace in the Al Basti Equiworld, Dubai Flying Five Stakes and Highfield Princess can continue her super summer for John Quinn.

The five-year-old has enjoyed a meteoric rise over the last couple of years, famously progressing from a starting mark of 57 to her current rating of 120, via two Group One victories.

It was some performance to win the Prix Maurice de Gheest, beating subsequent Sprint Cup hero Minzaal, before turning out just 12 days later to land the Nunthorpe at York.

The ease with which she assumed control on the Knavesmire was impressive, particularly as she was dropping back to five furlongs having previously done all her winning at six and seven furlongs.

Highfield Princess is clearly in the form of her life and while this is another tough test, the Yorkshire raider can rise to the challenge.

14:45 (Doncaster) Trueshan

Recent rain on Town Moor should ensure Trueshan turns up for what looks like a reasonably straightforward task in the Coral Doncaster Cup.

While he lost little in defeat at Goodwood behind Kyprios and Stradivarius, what it did prove was that on proper summer ground he is not quite the same horse as when he can get his toe in.

With neither of those two making the trip to Yorkshire, it will be a huge surprise if King's stayer does not come out on top.

15:20 (Doncaster) Kinross

Frankie Dettori can make it a Group Two double as Kinross is the pick in the Cazoo Park Stakes.

He sidestepped last week's Sprint Cup on account of the very quick ground but this seven-furlong trip really does appear to be his forte, as he showed when landing the competitive City of York Stakes at the Ebor meeting.

Versatile in terms of ground, Kinross can be relied upon to put up a good show.

15.55 (Doncaster) New London

New London can give Charlie Appleby and William Buick back-to-back St Leger victories at Doncaster.

New London is the red-hot favourite to land the season's final Classic following successive summer wins and it is not difficult to see why.

The colt has been beaten just once in five starts, on deep ground in the Chester Vase, but has otherwise been flawless in his Classic prep.

He triumphed in a backend maiden last October and was clearly a horse of potential as he won in real style on his return at Newmarket, only to then disappoint at Chester.

Given his first victory was on soft ground, it may not have been conditions that scuppered him on the Roodee, with the tight track really not playing to his strengths and he duly showed that was a minor blip when returning with a Newmarket handicap victory.

Success in the Gordon Stakes followed, with the form from that working out exceptionally well, and although New London is yet to try 14 furlongs, he counts 2011 Leger victor Masked Marvel amongst his relations on his dam's side and he certainly was not stopping at Goodwood.

16:10 (Curragh) Kyprios

Kyprios is the obvious star of the show as he tries to extend his unbeaten run to five in the Comer Group International Irish St Leger.

Aidan O'Brien's charge has really come of age this term, with the switch up to staying trips proving the making of him as he made light work of Listed and Group Three rivals before landing the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot.

He had Stradivarius back in third that day and while the staying great narrowed the gap in the Goodwood Cup, Kyprios was still good enough and it will be a huge surprise if he were to be defeated here.

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