St Leger Festival Day 3: Tips and predictions

St Leger Festival Day 3: Tips and predictions

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Ed Quigley aka ‘Longshot Ted’ has been firing in the winners from all angles, and looks to continue his excellent run of form as he seeks out the best bets for St Leger Day at Doncaster.

Ted’s bets for St Leger Festival day 3

Find the picks for day 3 at the St Leger Festival. All odds provided by the best horse racing betting sites per our expert reviews. Odds are subject to change.

Doncaster 2.25 – Chipstead each-way

As ever, the Portland Handicap looks really wide-open where a case can be made for quite a few of the contenders. My each-way play in this encounter will be the Roger Teal trained CHIPSTEAD.

The son of Mayson was unlucky in this twelve months ago, being first past the post, only to be disqualified and demoted to second in a rough encounter. He is higher in the weights this time around, but this niche extended 5f at Town Moor suits him, and like his sire, cut in the ground poses no problem.

Arriving on the back of an eye-catching fourth-placed finish in the Shergar Cup Dash over what looked an inadequate minimum 5f, he shapes as though he is coming back to form, and should be primed for this. His full brother Oxted won this race back in 2019, so success runs in the family, and a bold show can be expected here with Freddie Larson in the saddle claiming 3lb.

🏇 Bet on Chipstead to win at odds 12/1 with Paddy Power 🏇

Doncaster 3.00 – Sandrine

The first-timevisor appeared to really galvanise the 4-year-old who looks a major player running over 7f again for the Andrew Balding and Oisin Murphy combination.

The former winner of the Albany Stakes at Royal Ascot in 2021 when the mud was flying will have no issue with the recent rains that have fallen in the Yorkshire area. After a bit of a spell in the doldrums, she looked much more her old self when running a belter in that Group to on the Knavesmire.

Infact, when combining Group 2 level with the niche 7f trip she is a force to be reckoned with, and official figures suggest she is right in the shake-up here. I think she looks the value call in an open-looking renewal.

🎇 Bet on Sandrine at odds 9/2 with bet365 🎇

Doncaster 3.35 – Chesspiece each-way

CHESSPIECE is an improving sort, and after winning a York Handicap at the Dante Meeting has shown a very solid level of form, finishing third in the Group 2 Queen’s Vase at Royal Ascot, then scoring in a Listed race at Hamilton before running a cracker at Glorious Goodwood, when finishing runner-up to Desert Hero in the Gordon Stakes.

I think that was a smart run in defeat where Chesspiece had to do a lot of the donkey work and was mugged inside the closing stages in a tactical affair.  I think the more galloping nature of Doncaster will suit Chesspiece better, and I think the return to 1m6f will be a huge tick in the box. To my mind, he looks like a relentless galloper who is very happy with a bit of cut in the ground and he won’t be found wanting for stamina.

Albeit on soft ground last time out he just got done for toe at a track that wouldn’t have been ideal for him. I think his chances could be underestimated where the demands of the final classic of the season will be tailor made for him.

🌟 Bet on Chesspiece each-way at odds 12/1 with Betfred 🌟

Doncaster 4.10 – Simply Sondheim

Ryan Moore has been booked to ride SIMPLY SONDHEIM in this 10f assignment,  where soft underfoot conditions could be crucial to the chances of the 4-year-old getting back in the winner’s enclosure.

The George Boughey team are in fine fettle at the moment, and they will be looking for a bounce-back to form after a disappointing effort at Newmarket last time out on quick ground.

In fact, Simply Sondheim has a very good record with give underfoot, and is undefeated when ‘Soft’ is in the going description. On paper this looks significantly easier than recent assignments and it would be far from a shock if he were to find his best form here.

🐎Back Simply Sondheim at odds 7/2 with William Híll🐎

Don’t forget Ed will be back on Tuesday with all the best bets on the cards.

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