Thursday ITV Racing Tips: Best bets for Doncaster and Epsom

A couple of bonus racing days for the ITV cameras as we move on to day two of the St Leger Festival, and we've a tip for each of the six live races on Thursday, September 8.

It's Ladies Day at Doncaster and there's five races, including a pair of Group 2s, at the Yorkshire track plus a cheeky trip down to Epsom to get involved with.

You can see all the latest racecards and results from Doncaster and Epsom by using the Planet Sport live centre, but first let's have a quick look at Thursday's selections. If you want some more info there's some extra detail on our highlighted horses below that.


13:25 (Doncaster) Bonny Angel

14.00 (Doncaster) Magical Sunset

14:15 (Epsom) Rozalia

14:35 (Doncaster) Dance In The Grass

15:10 (Doncaster) Yesyes

15:45 (Doncaster) Zainalarab

13:25 (Doncaster) Bonny Angel

The opening British Stallion Studs EBF "Carrie Red" Fillies' Nursery Handicap does not have quite such a standout on form, but Clive Cox's Bonny Angel should go well for her supporters.

Her Newbury maiden third from July has worked out, with winner Trillium going on to Group Three success while fourth-placed Swingalong won the Lowther at York.

Palm Lily looked an exciting prospect when making a winning start at Kempton in June and, although she's since disappointed in a Group 3 at Ascot, she still should be fancied.

Misty Blues was second at York last month and, although a 3lb rise makes life tougher, she can go well again with Sean Kirrane taking off a valuable 3lb. Coco Jamboo is interesting on nursery debut with Andrea Atzeni on board for the first time.

14.00 (Doncaster) Magical Sunset

Richard Hannon's Magical Sunset should take plenty of beating in the Weatherbys Scientific £300,000 2-Y-O Stakes.

She was a striking debut winner at Newbury and the form stands up to close scrutiny.

The Kodiac filly beat Roger Varian's Sakheer, who has since come out and absolutely dotted up at Haydock.

Hannon originally had her in the Group Two May Hill Stakes, but he is a huge supporter of these sales races and she takes her chance here instead.

14:35 (Doncaster) Dance In The Grass

Dance In The Grass must be the choice in the Cazoo May Hill Stakes.

The filly had three subsequent winners behind her when springing a 20/1 shock for Charlie and Mark Johnston on her racecourse bow in June, before following up in Listed company, again at Sandown, the following month.

The form of the Star Stakes has worked out well with runner-up Fairy Cross winning the Prestige Stakes and given Dance In The Grass did not enjoy an ideal passage, her three-quarter-length win was all the more impressive.

A daughter of Cracksman out of a Sir Percy mare, stepping up to a mile is a definite plus.

15:10 (Doncaster) Yesyes

Yesyes can improve on last year's third place as she once again tackles the Coral Park Hill Fillies' Stakes.

Ralph Beckett's charge went on quite the journey last term, progressing from winning a Haydock novice on her racecourse debut in May to finishing seventh at Group One level in France at the Arc meeting in October.

She picked up another novice verdict along the way as well as a Chester Listed prize, but Yesyes bumped into a good one in Free Wind in this 14-furlong affair last year.

The winner came home seven lengths clear, but Yesyes made a good battle of it for the places with Golden Pass before finding conditions at ParisLongchamp hard going as she was beaten over five lengths in the Prix de Royallieu.

Yesyes has had just one start so far this term, claiming fourth in the Lillie Langtry at Goodwood in what was a pleasing return and her freshness could count here.

15:45 (Doncaster) Zainalarab

Zainalarab made a successful handicap debut at Sandown last month, landing his hat-trick in the process, and, with further improvement likely, he's expected to shrug off a 5lb rise in the weights.

Spirit Of Nguru was far from disgraced in a 0-105 on his latest outing and is capable of a bold showing eased slightly in class, along with Spangled Mac, who should find this less taxing than his most recent assignment.

Admiral D shouldn't be underestimated either.

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