Alan Thompson has two selections from the St Leger meeting at Doncaster today...
"a genuine Group 1 performer on the best of her form and that should be enough"
William Haggas's mare is good enough to win this
William Haggas's six-year-old mare One Master has won four of her seven starts over this distance and the mare can count herself unlucky to run into Safe Voyage on her last start at York, in a race that wasn't run to suit her. I expect we will see a better performance today from the dual Prix de la Foret winner and I think she can come home in front of these.
She is far more adaptable in regards of ground than some give her credit for, picking up well when a gap finally came to win at Glorious Goodwood on good to firm. She is a genuine Group 1 performer on the best of her form and that should be enough to see her score again.
Limato may well be eight-years-old but he showed his class when winning the Criterion Stakes for the second year running on June's reappearance, but that performance does confirm he's still capable of very smart form despite his advancing years. He won this race back in 2015 and I wouldn't be surprised to see him chasing home One Master in the latter stages.
If all eight make it to post one that could fill a place position at a double figure price is Shine So Bright, Silvestre De Sousa gets the leg up today and he couldn't be in better form. This stunning grey colt arrives here on the back of two decent runs and I think could give you a run for your money.
Albasheer was mightily impressive on debut
This very much looks like a two horse race, the unbeaten favourite is Chindt who was a course and distance winner on debut and then followed that up with a win at Ascot in a Listed event which is a strong level of form. However, you couldn't help but be impressed by Albasheer on his racecourse debut, Owen Burrows' charge bolted up on his debut over course and distance in July and looks a colt that will take some beating
The day Albasheer won by over six lengths he beat a horse called Alablaq who had already shown a solid level of form when finishing second, beaten a length and three quarters, against Chindt. That is a nice line of form for the selection over the favourite, I accept the ground probably won't be quite so quick here but Albasheer looked a top prospect that day and I take him to beat Chindt.
2020 (prior to this week) : +3.69pts
This week so far...
Staked: 9 Pts
Returned: 0 pts
2020 P&L -5.31 pts
2019 P&L +0.31 pts
2018 P&L +82.29 pts
2017 P&L +53.30 pts
2016 P&L +15.23 pts