Jim Crowley’s St Leger Festival blog – Day Two
Coral ambassador previews his rides ahead of St Leger Day Two
Doncaster 14.10 – Prado
Prado won very well first time out back in July at Salisbury, which was a very impressive performance. She won well that day and the second in the race has gone on to win since at the same track. Although she was beaten a long way into second on her next start at Goodwood, the testing ground really didn’t suit so that run was still very promising.
The ground was soft then and is set to be much better now this time around. It will really help her and we should have a strong each-way chance.
Doncaster 15.15 – Vivionn
Vivionn has some smart form for Sir Michael Stoute, winning three of her ten starts to date. Her last run at York last month, finishing second in a strong race, was very solid and she can be involved in the finish again here. A nice galloping track will suit and the ground will not be a problem so it’s another good each-way chance for me on the day.
Doncaster 15.45 – Haqeeqy
Haqeeqy won twice at the beginning of this year, at Yarmouth and Newmarket. They were both over seven furlongs and the slight step up in trip didn’t suit the next time out, when I rode him and he disappointed.
He will need to bounce back from that run but the form earlier in the season means that he is certainly capable. He’s back down to seven furlongs too which should be his perfect trip so I am hopeful that he can.