St Leger: Day two races into action with Ladies Day

Pictured, from left, on day two of Doncaster's St Leger Festival at last year's ladies' day - are, from left, Faye Durdy, Megan Bramhald, Charlotte Beck, Ginny Dury, Amy Rennison, Jemma Stirland, all of Tickhill, Paige Newton, of Manchester, and Sophie Shackshaft, of Finningley.
Pictured, from left, on day two of Doncaster's St Leger Festival at last year's ladies' day - are, from left, Faye Durdy, Megan Bramhald, Charlotte Beck, Ginny Dury, Amy Rennison, Jemma Stirland, all of Tickhill, Paige Newton, of Manchester, and Sophie Shackshaft, of Finningley.

It’s day two of the world’s oldest classic as Doncaster’s famous showpiece the St Leger Festival continues today with Ladies Day.

In what promises to be another superb display of racing at the Town Moor venue, the going is Good to Soft, with all the racing action beginning from 1.40pm.

Yesterday’s winners included Braidley and Lightning Thunder as Willie McKay’s Donny Rover finished in seventh in the opening race.

On today’s meeting, Roderick Duncan, clerk of Doncaster Racecourse, said: “We’ve changed the going to Good to Soft from Good after a sustained period of rain this morning.

“We will keep an eye on the ground as the day goes on.”

Today’s races:

1.40 – The European Breeders’ Fund Carrie Red Fillies’ Nursery Stakes (Handicap) – 6f 110y

2.10 – The Japan Racing Association Sceptre Stakes (Group Three) – 7f

2.40 – The Weatherbys Hamilton Insurance £300,000 2-Y-O Stakes – 6f 110y

3.15 – The DFS Park Hill Stakes (Group Two)

3.50 – The Crownhotel-Bawtry.com E.B.F Maiden Stakes – 1m

4.25 – The Download the Ladbrokes Bingo App Handicap Stakes – 6f

5.00 – The DFS Handicap Stakes – 1m 2f 60y