For the final time this week, Alan Thompson has two fillies to follow on day two of the St Leger meeting at Doncaster...
"Unbeaten from her two starts on turf to date, initially an impressive Newmarket Listed win and then a French Group 2"
Back Dame Malliot @ 2/1 in the 14:40 Doncaster
Frankie can deny Gosden in the Park Hill
14:40 Doncaster - Dame Malliot
The Park Hill Stakes is the main event on day two of the St Leger meeting at Doncaster today and John Gosden's Enbihaar is a hot favourite to defy a double penalty for her Group 2 victories at Haydock and Goodwood this summer. She is a winner of three of her four starts this campaign including recording a career-best RPR when landing the Group 2 Lille Langtry Stakes at Goodwood last time. However, this looks tougher and shes conceding plenty weight to some promising three-year-olds, at 11/8 I would rather try and find one to beat her.
The one I think could have the beating of the favourite is Ed Vaughan's Dame Malliot who is unbeaten from her two starts on turf to date, building on an impressive Newmarket Listed win when taking a French Group 2 last time out. On board in France was Frankie Dettori and he maintains the partnership today, receiving 10lbs from Enbihaar, on official ratings there is only 3lbs between them.
Mark Johnston's West End Girl will be hard to pass
15:45 Doncaster - West End Girl
This is a cracking contest today and there are two horses that I think have a great chance at the prices, I only hope I haven't picked the wrong one.
The one that caught my eye initially was Run Wild for John Gosden, for me she doesn't have an awful lot to find with the current market favourite (Cloak Of Spirits at 2/1 ) judging by her own impressive success at Kempton on her third start last time out, where she improved after the removal of a hood on her first go over a mile. That looks good form and Gosden had plenty of options for this race given he's had five two-year-old fillies that have won over seven furlongs or a mile in recent weeks. And when you consider her trainer and jockey Oisin Murphy, she looks too big at 8/1.
Then I got my eye on West End Girl for Mark Johnston, she has won two of her three career starts, and showed she had a great attitude when winning on her latest outing at Newmarket. She saw out seven furlongs in great fashion that day and so stepping up to the mile should unlock further progress. Like lots of Mark Johnston runners she's likely to be sent forward and with stamina looking her strong suit, I think she could be tough to pass.
I think West End Girl has the better chance of claiming the win today but I also wouldn't put anyone off backing Run Wild each-way.