Sky Sports activities Racing’s Gina Bryce has the lowdown on the Day One function at Doncaster and an enormous race choice!
CHING SHIH – Jockey: Jim Crowley | D M Simcock
The beautifully-bred Ching Shih out of Group 1 winner Madame Chiang proved her liking for a step as much as this journey within the Geoffrey Freer final time when working on to complete beneath two lengths behind main St Leger candidate Arrest giving him 3lb.
While she might have been flattered by her ending place having sat out of the warmth of the race to run on late, there isn’t a doubting that the prolonged journey and forecast rain will play into her palms and a literal studying of that kind places her on the high of the pile.
DIVINE JEWEL – B A Curtis | R Varian
A half-sister to final week’s Moyglare winner Fallen Angel out of the good Could Hill-winning juvenile Agnes Stewart, Divine Jewel has inherited loads of stamina from her sire Frankel and is a robust stayer at this journey.
She took an enormous step ahead from the handicapping ranks final yr to be positioned in Black Kind races on 4 events however a plateau in her kind means she’s going to want issues to drop proper to complement her sole profession win.
GOLDEN LYRA – Tom Marquand | W J Haggas
A comparatively unexposed four-year-old who has loved a lightweight marketing campaign this yr, she marketed her want for a step up in journey by placing up a profession finest over the prolonged mile and a half in heavy floor at Deauville final time posting the quickest ending three furlongs behind the winner, Melo Melo, who got here inside a brief head of profitable the Prix Vermeille final weekend.
Her pedigree is peppered with German Oaks and Derby winners along with Group 1 winner Sea The Moon and her profile suggests she is constructing in the direction of a peak efficiency that might be greater than ok to win this.
NIGHT SPARKLE – Oisin Murphy | A M Balding
Progressive handicapper with a hat-trick of wins over this journey for Michael O’Callaghan following a maiden hurdle win at Punchestown in Could, Evening Sparkle is a likeable stayer who’s clearly on the up. He makes her debut for Andrew Blading on Thursday and faces a stiff activity on her first step as much as Sample firm with the prospect of competitors for the lead presenting one other problem.
ONE EVENING – W Buick | J & T Gosden
A lightly-raced filly who has strung collectively two likeable performances over 12f on Good to agency floor at Listed degree the final twice and contours up for a coach who has dominated this race lately.
A step as much as this journey at York in Could did not provide conclusive proof this can play into her palms however she is stronger and extra skilled now though the prospect of forecast rain and a robust check on the journey would possibly problem her.
SUMO SAM – Rossa Ryan | P & O Cole
Sumo Sam relished the slog over this journey on heavy floor to place up a profession finest within the Lillie Langtry final time and while it is easy to take a dim view of the end in gentle of her getting her personal means up entrance on unusually attritional floor, it’s attainable there’s extra to return from this three-year-old.
She is going to possible face completely different situations on Thursday and competitors for the lead nonetheless which tempers enthusiasm for her backing up such a dominant efficiency till confronted with equally distinctive circumstances maybe deeper into the autumn.
BOOGIE WOOGIE – R L Moore | A P O’Brien
A detailed run behind Oaks winner Savethelastdance in April resulted in Boogie Woogie being pitched into sizzling firm together with when outclassed within the Group 1 Prix Saint-Alary.
Her sights have been lowered since and a step up in journey is on the agenda on Thursday. It’s harmful to dismiss something representing these connections for all she has to shrug off a poor run again from a break final time at Cork.
CRACK OF LIGHT – Cieren Fallon | W J Haggas
Certainly one of two within the discipline for William Haggas alongside Golden Lyra, Crack Of Mild fared effectively over an insufficient 10 furlongs behind subsequent twin G1 winner Heat Coronary heart at Newbury in Could and has continued to construct on that kind over a mile and a half since.
She’s been unable to place her two most up-to-date begins at this degree to mattress however there have been legitimate excuses. A extra even gallop than she encountered final time will swimsuit however there’s a suspicion the prolonged one mile and 6 furlongs could stretch this daughter of Kingman to her limits.
LMAY – Okay Shoemark | J & T Gosden
John and Thady Gosden’s second runner within the discipline has proved laborious to restrain in current begins and he or she might want to settle higher if she is to see out this step up in journey. Along with her kind seemingly reaching a plateau within the face of an excessive amount of exuberance, she can also be prone to face softer situations on Thursday for the primary time and enchancment can be wanted to determine right here.
SHAMWARI – S Levey I J P O’Brien
Joseph O’Brien received this race with Pista in 2020, a equally flippantly raced, US-bred three-year-old to this yr’s contender Shamwari. With simply 5 begins beneath her belt to date, there are causes to consider this Dundalk maiden winner can enhance though she might want to apply herself higher in first-time cheekpieces.
There was quite a bit to love about her ending effort behind Crack of Mild in Group 3 firm at Deauville final time regardless of her ending place however quite a bit much less to love about the best way she began the race. A step up in journey appears to be like certain to swimsuit and if the cheekpieces can sharpen her up, she may outrun her odds at a worth.
GINA BRYCE’S VERDICT
A discipline of carefully matched fillies plagued by the potential for enchancment over this journey make this a troublesome race to evaluate however GOLDEN LYRA appears to be like to have loads of ticks within the containers and may give her coach William Haggas a primary win on this race to kick off what could possibly be a history-making week for the workforce.
Loads of rain on City Moor would additionally favour Ching Shih and it would not be a shock to see her construct additional on her profession finest final time.