Horse Racing Tips: Varian and Crowley to strike at Doncaster on Thursday

SEP 8th

It's day two of the St Leger Festival at Doncaster on Thursday afternoon with some mouth-watering races taking place on Town Moor including the Park Hill Stakes and the May Hill Stakes. We pick out some of the most eye-catching best bets from that meeting that have caught the eye of our racing writers, whilst we also pick out a couple of selections from alternative meetings...

Check out Thursday's best bets here.
Check out Thursday's best bets here.

Roger Varian's Zainalarab has been in sensational form this season racking up a trio of wins on the bounce and that hugely progressive Wootton Bassett colt will bid for the four-timer on Thursday and is a red-hot 7/4 favourite for the 15:00 at Doncaster. Last seen bounding to victory at Sandown Park a couple of weeks ago, Varian's charge will need to defy a 5lbs rise this afternoon, but has proven extremely popular with our racing tipsters as five of them have napped the jolly. The likes of Jon Freeman from The i and Mercury from the Daily Post are just two of the tipsters that fancy Zainalarab to prevail in a fascinating contest.

Other popular selections at Doncaster on Thursday include the Richard Hannon-trained Magical Sunset, who is currently a 4/1 shot for the 14:00 race, the valuable sales event, and that juvenile has been napped by three tipsters including Garry Owen from The Daily Record, who sits second in the naps table. The other runner today that has been napped three times and lines up at Doncaster is Ralph Beckett's River Of Stars, who is an eye-catching 10/1 chance for the Park Hill Stakes at 15:10, and that outsider has been napped by Whistler from the Sunday Telegraph and Marlborough from the Daily Telegraph.

Veering away from Doncaster for a moment we head to Epsom Downs' Flat card this afternoon and the Kevin Thomas Coleman-trained Derry Lad has been napped by three tipsters including Ian Gaughran from the Irish Herald, who sits in third place in the naps table, and he fancies the 3/1 chance to prevail in the Jump Jockeys Derby Handicap at 14:15.

15:45 Doncaster
Zainalarab silk


14:15 Epsom
Derry Lad silk

Derry Lad

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Expert Eye from On The Nose remains top of the leaderboard and the table-topper, who has a fine profit of £51.71 veers away from the afternoon fixtures and heads to Chelmsford City's evening card for the best bet of the day. The Sir Mark Prescott-trained Flyawaydream is currently a 2/1 chance for the 18:35 at Chelmsford, as that raider looks to build on a wine last time out, and Expert Eye fancies the progressive performer to get his head in front again and duly extend the lead at the top of the naps table on Thursday evening.

Steve Mullington from 888Sport is the form tipster this week and has racked up four winners on the spin, and the red-hot tipster will head to Epsom this afternoon to try and land the five-timer and he is backing the Adam West-trained Thibault, who is a 100/30 shot for the 14:15 race, and that runner is looking to build on a first and second placed finish on his last two racecourse starts.

Dean Kilbryde from the East Anglian Daily Times is another tipster in excellent form and notched up back-to-back winning selections on Tuesday and Wednesday, and he heads to Doncaster for his best bet of the day. Siding with the 8/1 shot Urban Artist in the 15:10 race at Donny, Kilbryde will be hoping that charge can build on a fine second in the Lillie Langtry Stakes at Glorious Goodwood a few weeks ago.

15:10 Doncaster
Urban Artist silk

Urban Artist

Today's Horse Racing Tips
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