Four horses to back at Doncaster on Thursday, September 9

Planet Sport experts have landed on four horses to back on day two of the St Leger Festival, plus there's news of a free bet offer.

First up those free bets, which are available to Planet Sport Bet punters in all six of the races being shown live on ITV3 - five from Doncaster and one from Epsom (2.55). This is how they work...

Get up to £20 back as a free bet if your horse places second and is beaten by a neck or less - applies to ALL LIVE ITV RACES!

We've picked four from the ITV races, here's a quick snapshot of our selections:

1.10 Doncaster - Lord P

1.40 Doncaster - Allayaali

2.10 Doncaster - Ever Given

3.45 Doncaster - Run To Freedom

1.10 Doncaster - Lord P

Hollie Doyle, one of three professional jockeys riding in the race - the remaining quartet are amateur partnered - gets the leg up on the hat-trick seeking Lord P, and he can get favourite backers off to a good start.

Hollie Doyle can guide Lord P to his hat-trick
Hollie Doyle can guide Lord P to his hat-trick

The four-year-old has returned to form of late following a wind operation and had no trouble winning off a 7lb higher mark at Thirsk 13 days ago, having sauntered home at Carlisle previously.

He's gone up another 8lb and this is a much higher grade, but he's clearly on a roll now that he can breathe more easily and his trainer Fergal O'Brien can't stop training winners - 7-18, 39%, in the last fortnight.

1.40 Doncaster - Allayaali

Three last-time-out winners dominate the market but there's better value to be had in backing Charlie Hills' Allayaali, who'd be a shorter price but for a crushing defeat in a 7f Listed contest last time out.

That's forgiveable, though, as she patently failed to see out that longer trip, having looked a definite player at halfway, and was heavily eased close home.

She's best judged on her performance over this course and distance on her racecourse debut, when she showed battling qualities to run out a narrow winner.

A 575,000euros half-sister to five winners, she surely has more to offer now making her nursery debut off a mark of 80 with her stable enjoying a good run of late.

2.10 Doncaster - Ever Given

Ever Given has had a busy season but Tom Dascombe's colt is clearly getting better with each run, and was making it four wins from six starts when getting up late (far side) to win another sales race at the Ebor meeting.

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That has to go down as a personal best and the way he was keeping on at the line on the Knavesmire suggests he will have no problem with today's extra half furlong - he might even relish it.

Furthermore, his experience will count for plenty in a race of this nature, with a big field of 22 juveniles set to go to post.

3.45 Doncaster - Run To Freedom

With last-time-out winners Modern News and Motawaajed, taking a big chunk out of the market, the value lies with Henry Candy's Run To Freedom, who gets 6lb and 7lb from that pair respectively.

There's a caveat, though, as the three-year-old needs fast ground to operate at his best - a weather is therefore advised - and such conditions allowed him to bounce back to winning form last time after two lesser efforts on softer.

After showing some solid at form at two, which included defeating subsequent Listed winner Highland Avenue (now rated 110), he looks to be firmly back on track and a revised mark of 90 shouldn't be beyond him.

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