Racing Post Trophy

DoncasterSaturday 24th October, 3.45, Doncaster

The final Group One of the 2015 British Flat Season takes place tomorrow from Doncaster as we see the Racing Post Trophy get underway. This is held over a distance of seven furlongs and seven two-year-olds will head to post for the £200,000 prize.

The winner of this one is likely to head to the front of the Derby and St Leger Markets and recent winners of this race, such as Camelot and Kingston Hill, have gone onto Classic success.

Foundation is all the rage in the betting right now, as this horse is 5/6 for John Gosden and Frankie Dettori.

This horse has won his last three races and beat Deauville pretty convincingly at Newmarket last time out. He looks to be improving all the time and should relish both the trip and conditions here.

There’s no doubt the horse is a little short in the market, but he has to have a great chance.

Deauville is then at 7/2 to reverse the form for Aidan and Joseph O’Brien. The trainer has a cracking record in this encounter and the Ballydoyle handler is not one to right off in these big races.

There is of course a bit of form to turn around, but O’Brien’s horses do tend to improve with their races and some might be keen to take the 7/2 here. Two wins and a second is good from his first three races.

O’Brien then has Johannes Vermeer in here as well at 8/1 and this horse wad fourth at Longchamp on Arc day last time. That was a little bit of a frustrating performance from the horse and you wonder if he needs to find quite a bit here.

Mengli Khan runs for Hugo Palmer and is a 9/1 shot that won a Maiden last time out and could be the each-way value in the race.

It’s then 10/1 about Tony Curtis, 20/1 for Port Douglas and Marcel is the 50/1 outsider.

For us, Foundation is going to be very tough to beat here. There are only seven runners, so not much of an each-way betting race but Mengli Khan could be good enough to finish second.

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