Doncaster hosts the final Group 1 of the British flat season tomorrow with the Racing Post Trophy. Its been a decent guide to the English Derby with Kingston Hill winning last year before finishing second at Epsom and winning the St Leger last month.
But for this weekend’s bet we’ll stick to the main attraction at Doncaster where Elm Park is the favourite.
He comes here off the back of a remarkable victory last time out at Newmarket. Having blown the start and failed to handle the undulations of the track he showed an iron
resolve to eventually win comfortably. That may not have been much of a race but this doesn’t look a particularly strong heat either.
Second favourite Jacobean is still a maiden while Celestial Path showed signs of a dodgy temperament last time and the easing ground is a further concern.
With Elm Park being versatile tactically and on the ground – I fully expect him to leave these standing like trees. He rates a max bet.