The race of the day on day one of the St Leger Festival at Doncaster if the 7f Group Three bet365 Sceptre Fillies' Stakes due off at 3.15. It also happens to be the race in which my sole bet of the day runs.
Charlie Appleby and team Godolphin appear to be trying very hard to get a bit of Group Black Type for the filly Althiqa; perhaps not that surprising the more you look at her dam’s side of the pedigree, she is a Godolphin hombred going back a couple of generations. She won a Listed race over 7f at Deauville in July and then finished a good third in a 7f G.3 at Goodwood later the same month and put in a similar effort when second in a 1m G.3 at Deauville in August when last seen. I have tipped her more than once before and I am going to do so again for this. Get on at 5-1 best odds guaranteed. I see no reason that Cloak Of Spirits can overturn the Group Three Prix de Lieurey form (second and third) so Jubiloso is the one I fear most but she has to give the selection the 4lb weight-for-age and that tips the balance in the favour of the Godolphin horse.