Doncaster Cup Tips 2021

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When is The Doncaster Cup 2021?

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

In 2020 this is on Friday 10th September and gets underway at 3:00pm

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

Doncaster Cup Stakes (Group 2) (British Champions Series)
Distance: 2m2f (3937 yards) Prize (winner): £62381 Dir: Left Handed
Runners: 6    Going: Good To Firm    Class: Class 1 Group 2    Age Restrictions: 3yo+
Winners Time: 3 mins 53.02s   Avg OR: 107     Median OR: 106.5     Stalls: Inside

NoPlaceDist BtStallHorseAgeWeightORTrainerJockey (Claim)Odds
21st5Stradivarius (IRE)79-8121Gosden, John and ThadyDettori, L4/11 (Fav)
close up in 4th but 6 lengths off the pace, closed on leaders 4f out, shaken up to lead over 1f out, ran on, eased towards finish BF IP MIN 1.01 BF IP MAX 1.51
72nd2.53Alerta Roja38-496Prescott, Sir MarkMorris, Luke16/1
keen tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, kept on one pace BF IP MIN 8 BF IP MAX 1000
43rd41Nayef Road (IRE)59-5110Johnston, MAtzeni, Andrea10/1
tracked leader, led over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra BF IP MIN 9 BF IP MAX 1000
54th3.257Rodrigo Diaz49-5105Simcock, D MSpencer, Jamie11/2
held up in touch, pushed along over 4f out, pushed along over 2f out, not trouble leaders BF IP MIN 5.5 BF IP MAX 1000
35th0.756Eagles By Day (IRE)59-5108OMeara, DTudhope, Daniel40/1
steadied start, in rear, never a factor BF IP MIN 30 BF IP MAX 1000
66th1.252The Grand Visir79-5102Williams, IanKingscote, Richard22/1
led, ridden and headed over 2f out, soon weakened BF IP MIN 16 BF IP MAX 1000

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

Our tipsters use a lot of factors to decide on their selections, including the stats and trends over the previous years.

Doncaster Cup Trends and Statistics

  • All of the last 12 winners were in the top 3 in the betting, 6 were favourite
  • 11 of the last 12 winners had at least 9 previous flat runs, 11 winners had at least 2 previous flat wins, 9 had at least 3 previous flat wins
  • 11 winners had an official rating of 107 or higher
  • 10 winners had at least 2 previous runs over 16 furlongs or further, 7 winners had at least 1 previous win over 16 furlongs or further
  • 9 winners had at least 3 runs that season, 6 winners had at least 1 previous win that season
  • 8 winners returned an SP between 1/9 and 100/30
  • 8 of the last 12 winners were aged between 5 and 7
  • 7 winners had at least 1 previous run at Doncaster, 4 winners had at least 1 previous win at Doncaster
  • 6 winners ran in the Lonsdale Cup (York) on their last run, 3 of the 6 won, 2 placed
  • 6 winners were bred in Great Britain, 4 in Ireland, and 1 in both the USA and France
  • 4 of the last 12 winners won on their last run before the Doncaster Cup
  • Times Up won this race back-to-back in 2012/13

Doncaster Cup Previous Winners

DateTrackDistanceGoingRunnersWinnerStallionAgeJockey (Clm)TrainerOddsWeightORStallDays
Doncaster2m2fGood To Firm674/119-8121521d
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 8th September 2021

TimeRace NameAgeClassDistance
1:45pmDoncaster Nursery Handicap2Class 27f
2:20pmBritish Stallion Studs Ebf Maiden Stakes2Class 2One mile
2:50pmMondialiste Leger Legends Classified Stakes3+Class 5One mile
3:25pmSceptre Stakes3+Class 17f
4:00pmScarbrough Stakes2+Class 1 - Listed5f
4:30pmDownload the At The Races App Handicap3+Class 21m 2f
5:00pmSky Sports Racing Sky 415 Handicap3+Class 45f

Thursday 9th September 2021

TimeRace NameAgeClassDistance
1:15pmSilk Series Handicap3+Class 36f
1:50pmBritish Stallion Studs Ebf 'carrie Red' Fillies' Nursery Handicap2Group 26f 111y
2:25pmWeatherbys Scientific 200,000 2-y-o Stakes2Class 26f 111y
3:00pmMay Hill Stakes2Class 11m
3:35pmPark Hill Fillies' Stakes3+Class 11m 6f
4:10pmCazoo Handicap3Class 27f
4:45pmSky Sports Racing Sky 415 Conditions Stakes3+Class 21m 2f

Friday 10th September 2021

TimeRace NameAgeClassDistance
1:15pmSky Sports Racing Sky 415 Maiden Stakes2Class 37f
1:50pmFlying Scotsman Stakes2Class 17f 6y
2:25pmFlying Childers Stakes2Class 15f
3:00pmDoncaster Cup3+Class 12m 1f
3:35pmMallard Handicap3+Class 21m 6f
4:05pmCazoo Handicap3+Class 26f
4:35pmBritish EBF Premier Fillies' Handicap3+Class 21m 3f

Saturday 11th September 2021

TimeRace NameAgeClassDistance
1:20pmNursery Handicap2Class 21m
1:50pmPortland Handicap3+Class 25f
2:25pmChampagne Stakes2Class 17f 6y
3:00pmCazoo Park Stakes3+Group 27f 6y
3:35pmCazoo St Leger Stakes3Class 1 / Group 11m 6f
4:05pmSky Sports Racing HD Virgin 535 Handicap3+Class 21m
5:10pmSky Sports Racing Sky 415 Handicap3+Class 21m 3f

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