Doncaster Cup Tips 2020

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When is The Doncaster Cup 2020?

The Doncaster Cup is a Group 2 race on the third day of the St Leger Festival.

In 2020 this is on Friday 11th September and gets underway at 2.25pm

Forming part of the Stayers Triple Crown (along with Ascot Gold Cup and Goodwood Cup), the Doncaster Cup is the last leg.

It is open to horses aged three and over and run over 2 miles and 2 furlongs.

Glorious Goodwood - 2019

Doncaster Cup Results

Last year, Stradivarius won the Doncaster Cup ridden by Frankie Dettori.

Prize purse was £100,000 in 2019 with the winner taking £56,710.

Recent Records:
Top Jockey: Ryan Moore (4 wins)
Top Trainer: Mark Johnstone (3 wins)

Fastest time: 3:48.41 in 2007 – Septimus ridden by Johnny Murtagh and trained by Aiden O'Brien

Doncaster Cup Tips 2020

After weighing up the trends for this race the winner of the Doncaster Cup is most likely to come from the following SPANISH MISSION, REVOLVER, EAGLES BY DAY and RED VERDON.

The final selection for this race will be sent to VIP Club Members on the morning of the race.

Doncaster Cup Stats and Trends

Keith uses a lot of factors to decide on his selections, including the stats and trends over the previous years.

Doncaster Cup 12 year Trends and Statistics 2008 – 2019

  • Age – The last 12 winners were aged between 3 and 8 with no age group dominating.
  • Sex – 8 of the last twelve winners were geldings.
  • Country –6 of the last 12 winners were bred in Great Britain and 5 in Ireland.
  • Colour – 9 of the last 12 winners were bay (b), 3 were chestnut.
  • Starting Price (SP) – All of the last 12 winners returned an SP of 11/2 or less.
  • Starting Price Rank – 6 of the last 12 winners started as the SP favourite. All of them came from the first 3 in the betting.
  • Headgear – 8 of the last 12 winners wore no headgear. 
  • Draw – 11 of the last 12 winners were drawn in stall 6 or lower.
  • Days Since Last Run – All of the last 12 winners had run between 20 and 45 days ago.
  • Last Run Form – 3 of the last 12 winners had won on their previous start and 9 had finished in the first 3 last time.
  • Flat Form – 11 of the last 12 winners had run at least 9 times in the past and 11 of them had won at least twice.
  • Distance Form – 11 of the last 12 winners had run at least once at 2 miles or further and 8 of them had won at least once at  miles or further. 
  • Official Rating – 10 of the last 12 winners had an official rating of 107 or higher.
  • Group Wins – 6 of the last 12 winners had won a Group race, 3 of them had won a Group 1.
  • Current Season Form – All of the last 12 winners had run at least twice in the current season and 6 of them won at least once in the season.

Doncaster Cup Previous Winners

DateTrackDistanceGoingRunnersWinnerStallionAgeJockey (Clm)TrainerOddsWeightORStallDays
Doncaster2m2fGood To Firm551/99-10121421d
Doncaster2m2fGood To Soft882/19-5107620d
Doncaster2m2fGood To Soft932/18-5110645d
Doncaster2m2fGood To Soft12511/89-01121021d
Doncaster2m2fGood To Soft773/19-3112421d
Doncaster2m2fGood To Firm545/29-4110323d
Doncaster2m2fGood To Firm8411/109-40824d
Doncaster2m2fGood To Firm877/29-1113723d
Doncaster2m2fGood To Firm9515/29-70777d
Doncaster2m2fGood To Firm646/19-099675d
Doncaster2m2fGood To Firm546/19-00342d


Other St Leger Festival Races 

Wednesday 9th September 2020

TimeRace NameAgeClassDistance
1.15pmDoncaster Nursery Handicap2Class 27f
1.50pmBritish Stallion Studs Ebf Maiden Stakes2Class 2One mile
2.25pmScarbrough Stakes2+Listed5f
3.00pmMondialiste Leger Legends Classified Stakes3+Class 5One mile
3.35pmSceptre Stakes3+Group 37f
4.05pmSky Sports Racing Hd Virgin 535 Handicap3+Class 21m 2f
4.35pmVisit Attheraces.com Handicap3+Class 45f

Thursday 10th September 2020

TimeRace NameAgeClassDistance
1.20pmBritish Stallion Studs Ebf 'carrie Red' Fillies' Nursery Handicap2Class 26 1/2f
1.50pmMay Hill Stakes2Group 2One mile
2.15pmWeatherbys Racing Bank 300,000 2-y-o Stakes2Class 26 1/2f
3.00pmPark Hill Fillies' Stakes3+Group 21m 6 1/2f
3.35pmWatch Free Race Replays On Attheraces.com Handicap3Class 27f
4.10pmDoncaster Handicap3+Class 36f
4.40pmSky Sports Racing Sky 415 Conditions Stakes3+Class 21m 2f

Friday 11th September 2020

TimeRace NameAgeClassDistance
1.20pmFlying Childers Stakes2Group 25f
1.50pmMallard Handicap3+Class 21m 6 1/2f
2.25pmDoncaster Cup3+Group 22m 2f
3.00pmBritish Ebf Premier Fillies' Handicap3+Class 21m 4f
3.35pmAttheraces.com Handicap3+Class 26 1/2f
4.05pmFlying Scotsman Stakes2Listed7f
4.40pmSky Sports Racing Hd Virgin 535 Maiden Stakes2Class 37f

Saturday 12th September 2020

TimeRace NameAgeClassDistance
1.15pmSky Sport Racing Hd Virgin 535 Handicap3+Class 21m
1.50pmChampagne Stakes2Group 27f
2.25pmPortland Handicap3+Class 25 1/2f
3.00pmSt Leger Stakes3Group 11m 6 1/2f
3.35pmPark Stakes3+Group 27f
4.05pmSky Sports Racing Sky 415 Nursery Handicap2Class 21m
4.40pmAttheraces.com Handicap3+Class 21m 4f

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