September 9 Racing Tips: Jazz Club looks ready to strike a tune at Doncaster...Nice!

Day two of the St Leger Festival at Doncaster and Planet Sport has a selection that will appeal to Fast Show fans plus some pukka picks from Chepstow and Epsom on Thursday, September 9. Grrrreat!

We're all over the racing action as Doncaster builds up to Saturday's Classic, with a newsworthy pick and a gilt-edged selection to help you bash the bookies.

Here's a snapshot of Thursday's betting selections. Click on the horse's name to have a punt with Planet Sport Bet.

Gilt Edge (Chepstow 2.00)

Jazz Club (Doncaster 2.10)

Valentino Dancer (Epsom 2.55)

Art Expert (Chepstow 3.35)

Modern News (Doncaster 3.45)

Just Jacob (Epsom 4.25)

(Top Tip) 2.10 Doncaster - Jazz Club

"Hello and welcome to Jazz Club. Today we have the hottest combo in town, Coolmore and Roger Varian". That's how Jon Thomson's character on the Fast Show would announce the horse with the same name as his seminal 90's comedy sketch.

The equine Jazz Club looks similarly likely to keep people glued to their TV's with the Smith, Magnier, Tabor & Westerberg colt having a great chance in the 2.10 at Doncaster.

Two-year-old Jazz Club had plenty left in the tank when accelerating away to win a Windsor maiden in August by three-and-a-half lengths.

The purple Coolmore silks are more associated with Aidan O'Brien but this link up with Newmarket trainer Varian could be smoking at a decent price. Nice!

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3.45 Doncaster - Modern News

The Godolphin gelding won his maiden nicely back in June 2020 but then was off for 392 days after having the snip.

That didn't stop a solid return at HQ in July in which Modern News progressed stoutly from midfield to dominate the finish and win by half a length from William Stone's Final Watch.

A fifth in the Chesham was no disgrace and, being sired by Shamardal, Modern News should handle any ease in the going with rain forecast at Doncaster.

Charlie Appleby will have his charge bang on the money in terms of fitness so it will be no surprise to see Modern News among the back pages come Friday.

Other potential winners at Doncaster: 1.10 Lord P, 1.40 Summer's Day, 2.40 Inspiral, 3.15 Save A Forest, 3.45 Run To Freedom, 4.15 Harrovian

2.00 Chepstow - Gilt Edge

A little bit of local knowledge comes in useful at Chepstow and trainers don't come more local than Chris Mason, whose yard is just outside the Welsh town.

Gilt Edge has been worth her weight in gold for the modest Mason outfit with six wins to her name, including over course and distance in June.

The application of cheekpieces has proved positive with Gilt Edge winning again in Wales at Ffos Las over six furlongs in early August.

With her usual apprentice jockey William Cox up top, that local nous could come in handy in grinding out a win at the Welsh track this five-year-old has made home.

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3.35 Chepstow - Art Expert

William Haggas entries always command respect due to the sheer quality at his disposal and the breadth of his training facilities at Newmarket.

This two-year-old Exceed and Excel colt comes well bred by Cheveley Park Stud and if anything like his swift Aussia sire will burn through the first five furlongs at Chepstow.

Richard Kingscote has the ability to keep Art Expert in the frame and deliver a first time out win for this powerful yard, making a foray across the Welsh border.

Other potential winners at Chepstow: 1.00 Karuoka, 1.30 Olimba, 2.35 Major Valentine, 3.05 Andre Amar, 4.05 Therehegoes, 4.35 Nacho

2.55 Epsom - Valentino Dancer

An intriguing test over the flat for jumps jockeys at Epsom can go the way of Valentino Dancer for Fergal O'Brien.

The Gloucester trainer's 16-year-old daughter Fern got the best of a thrilling finish last time out aboard Valentino Dancer at Newbury.

O'Brien junior looked as if she had the race in the bag but, facing late opposition from Estrela Star and Tralee Hills, managed to rally her six-year-old for a tough as old boots victory.

A two pounds rise for this son of the Irish 2000 Guineas winning Mastercraftsman should be manageable with a useful jockey aboard in Paddy Brennan.

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This race minus jumps should leave National Hunt trainer O'Brien far from flat.

4.25 Epsom - Just Jacob

Often there or thereabouts, William Haggas' Just Jacob looks the sort to follow up a win at Newbury with victory on the downs.

The gelding out of Tweenhills sire Charm Spirit kept on well over the same distance at Newbury despite a difficult start.

Tom Marquand looks just the ticket for a jockey booking and Just Jacob can prove a bristling winner for the Ian & Christine Beard & Family connections at Epsom.

Other potential winners at Epsom: 1.50 Chepchik, 2.20 Gosnay Gold, 3.25 Dartington, 3.55 Top Class Angel, 5.00 Dark Company

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