The Mandarin’s Doncaster Racecard for Thursday 9th September 2021

Silk Series Handicap 1.10
Lord P
Returned to 6 furlongs after wind surgery, Fergal O’ Brien’s gelding has been a different animal, picking up handicap wins under Fern O’Brien at Carlisle and Thirsk. He should be ready for a stab at this level and has Hollie Doyle along for the trip, big chance

British Stallion Studs EBF ‘Carrie Red’ Fillies’ Nursery 1.40
Summer’s Day
Charlie Appleby, the most in-form trainer around at the moment, looks to have a big week ahead of him and here Summer’s Day can add to the tally. A winner at Brighton in commanding fashion back in August, she looks the one to beat with the extra trip well within range

Weatherbys Scientific 200,000 2-Y-O Stakes 2.10
Ever Given
Given on these pages for the Ebor meeting and duly obliging, Tom Dascombe’s colt is building quite a reputation for himself with four wins from six starts under his belt, the latest a valuable class 2 sales race on the Knavesmire. He has not reached his ceiling yet and is sure to give another good account of himself

Cazoo May Hill Stakes (Group 2) 2.40
It’s pretty hard to oppose Inspiral for this Group 2 and she already heads the ante-post betting for next year’s 1,000 Guineas. It’s been noted for some time that fillies sired by the great Frankel tend to come to hand much more quickly than the colts, and here’s more proof in the pudding. Frankie Dettori gets to feature on this superbly bred filly and she’s the one to follow

Hippo Pro 3 Park Hill Fillies’ Stakes (Group 2) 3.15
Yesyes (nap)
Ralph Beckett’s filly should have plenty of stamina in the breeding for this contest over the St Leger trip. Her sire, Camelot, was a runner up in the final classic in 2013, and her dam ran in the 12 furlong Prix de Royallieu at Longchamp, so this trip is well withing her scope. She won the Listed Chester Stakes over this distance last time out and looked as if there was more under the bonnet. Interesting with Ryan Moore aboard

Cazoo Handicap 3.45
William Haggas could well hold the key to this handicap with Motawaajed, who arrives here on a hat-trick after wins at Lingfield and here, over course and distance last time out. This is a competitive handicap but he’s going the right way and could prove hard to beat

Hilton Garden Inn Doncaster Conditions Stakes 4.15
Harrovian (nb)
He’s yet to collect the pot this term but has a great opportunity here in this small field. Likely to turn into a tactical battle, as it was when he lost out to the smart pair of Solid Stone and Fancy Man, in the Group 3 Winter Hill Stakes at Windsor last time out, but he’s won here before, and ran well over this course and distance back in July to finish in the runners-up spot. Frankie Dettori takes up the reins this time and will be looking to go one better

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