Through The Card: Doncaster, Friday 11 September

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Timeform take you through the card on day three of the St Leger Festival

Timeform take you through the card at Doncaster on Friday...

"She's got a lot of pace, so this step back to five furlongs should hold no fears, and she's probably not finished improving yet, either."

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13:10 - ALMAREEK (5) showed much improved form when completing the hat-trick at Salisbury last time, quickening clear over two furlongs out and keeping on well, plenty to like about the style of the success. Further progression remains on the cards and a four-timer looks imminent.

13:40 - ALFAATIK (2) evidently hasn't been the easiest to train, running just four times since 2018, but a gelding operation did look to have done him the world of good as he landed the odds on his reappearance at York last month, doing well from his position considering the modest pace they went. He needs to back that up now, but he does remains with the potential for better, particularly with this step up in trip likely to show him to better advantage.

14:10 - SUNSET BREEZE (11) landed six furlong handicaps at Newcastle, Newmarket and Chelmsford to bring up the hat-trick in the summer, and after shaping well without really threatening in a better race, he quickly got back on track when runner-up at Ascot earlier this month, only losing out to one that looks a good prospect. Seven furlongs looks to suit him, and with further improvement anticipated, he makes plenty of appeal from an unchanged mark.

14:40 - SACRED (10) confirmed the promise of her debut win when pulling clear with the winner in the Queen Mary at Royal Ascot in June, and, for much of the race, she looked as though she was going to go one better in the Lowther at York last time, just finding one too strong late on. She's got a lot of pace, so this step back to five furlongs should hold no fears, and she's probably not finished improving yet, either.

15:15 - This is a step up in class for REVOLVER (15), but he has proved himself to be highly-progressive this season, winning all six of his races, and he could well be up to pattern level. His latest win, at Pontefract last month, saw him relish the step up to this trip, idling briefly but then keeping on well in the final 100 yards. He is tactically versatile, which could come in handy in this race, and there is still the possibility that we have not seen the best of him yet, with better opposition likely to eke out further improvement in him.

15:45 - ONE RULER (6) finished second to Solario winner Etonian at Sandown on debut, producing a promising first effort but just finding the winner swooping by late on, and he duly built on that effort to get off the mark over the same course and distance next time out, producing a performance, and a timefigure, that suggests he himself would have been worth his place in the Solario. He remains open to improvement and should hold his own now racing at listed level.

16:15 - TAWAAREQ (9) made appeal on paper ahead of his debut at Sandown last month, and he duly shaped with plenty of encouragement, travelling well and making his effort over two furlongs out, just unable to quicken with the principles. He remains open to significant improvement and this looks an easier task.

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