NORTH Yorkshire trainer Jedd O’Keeffe’s smart stayer Lord Yeats will gallop into the unknown when he tackles the two and a quarter mile Doncaster Cup – the day three highlight of the St Leger festival.
TED DURCAN is used to big race success. He won the 2007 Epsom Oaks on Light Shift, the horse that rekindled the late Sir Henry Cecil’s career, and he won the St Leger itself a decade ago on Godolphin’s Mastery.
NORTH Yorkshire jump jockey Andrew Thornton believes he might have one more winner left in him as he prepares to come out of retirement to line up in the Clipper Logistics Leger Legends Stakes at Doncaster today.
BRYAN SMART is no stranger to Group One success having won the 1996 French Oaks with Sil Sila before stable stalwart Tangerine Trees travelled to France to win the Prix de l’Abbaye sprint on Arc day seven years ago.
A POTENTIALLY historic week for North Yorkshire trainer Mark Johnston began with Main Edition returning to winning ways and confirming her credentials as one of the most promising two-year-old fillies.
BRYAN SMART is unfazed by the threat posted by superstar sprinter Battaash after confirming that Alpha Delphini will be an intended runner in York’s Nunthorpe Stakes – one of the sprints of the year – later this month.