Saturday 15 September 2012

2:25 Doncaster - One Call Insurance Champagne Stakes (Group 2)

A field of just five runners for this prestigious contest over 7f on good ground.

Dundonnel has been a talking horse for Roger Charlton, in the Frankel silks of Khalid Abdullah. This American bred colt by First Defence has been on a steady incline after winning a run-of-the-mill auction race at Lingfield. He showed a bold display taking the Acomb Stakes (Group 3) beating Steeler who has since won at Listed class. 

By all accounts this looks a match with Richard Hannon's Toronado. This son of High Chaparral is a handsome colt and dual winner, still untested after winning at Listed class. Hannon said this youngster will be given an easy two-year-old campaign which indicates the regard this juvenile is held. 

A tantalising race and the winner will most likely be a major fancy for the Racing Post Trophy (Group 1).