Doncaster 2yo Stakes Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends (St Leger Festival)

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If you are a fan of horse racing trends then this preview of the Doncaster 2yo Stakes will be perfect for you! Not only do we look at the trends but we look at past winners as well as trainer and jockey records for the Doncaster 2yo Stakes, a race run over 6½f at Doncaster during the St Leger Festival.

Doncaster 2yo Stakes Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends (St Leger Festival)
Andy Powell Content Editor

Horse Racing stats man, Andy has contributed to OLBG for 18 years - An Ipswich fan and F1 fanatic, he also contributes EFL football and Motor Sport opinion.

2024 Doncaster 2yo Stakes Preview

Run at the St Leger Festival at Doncaster in September of each year, the Doncaster two-year-old stakes is a valuable sprint for the youngsters. The race will attract from of the top sprint youngsters with that sort of purse available for this race which is run over six and a half furlongs (111y).

Doncaster 2yo Stakes Information:

Why not use the trends shortlist below to help you narrow down the field and then head over to the dedicated Doncaster tips page to see which runners are being supported by the OLBG expert racing tipsters to find yourself a bet? You may also be interested in other preview blogs that we have packed full of information, head down to the Other Principal races during the Doncaster St Leger Festival section for links to these.

How competitive is the Doncaster 2yo Stakes market? When looking at the over-rounds for the last 17 renewals, the most competitive market was in 2016 when the race had an over-round of 103%. The race in 2015 was a race that was most in the bookie's favour with an over-round of 133%, whilst on average over the last 17 renewals of the Doncaster 2yo Stakes, the over-round has been 126%, which means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £126 which is bet.

Doncaster 2yo Stakes Trends:

Looking at the future form, is the winner worth following next time out? From the past 17 if you had followed the winner of the Doncaster 2yo Stakes next time out then you would have backed a total of 2 winners. Backing all 16 runners who have been out since to win at SP next time out, would have returned an LSP of -8.62. Before placing your bet on the 2024 Doncaster 2yo Stakes see which other runners today are being backed on the racing predictions page.

The runner that holds the record over the past 17 renewals for the slowest time in the race was set in the 2008 renewal when Awinnersgame from Jeremy Noseda under the guidance of Frankie Dettori, won in a time of 1:21.26, whilst at the other end of the spectrum, Mr Lupton, trained by Richard Fahey and ridden by Jamie Spencer set the quickest time of 1:17.19 in the 2015 renewal.

These are the top three quickest-run Doncaster 2yo Stakes over the last 17 renewals:

  • 2015 - Mr Lupton (1:17.19)
  • 2009 - Swilly Ferry (1:17.22)
  • 2014 - Bonds Girl (1:17.27)

Doncaster 2yo Stakes Past Winners

Here are the Doncaster 2yo Stakes past winners for the last 10 renewals. Each row details the year of the race, the horse which won along with the age & weight of the horse. Also detailed is the stall where the horse came from and the total number of runners in the race. The trainer of the horse at the time of winning the Doncaster 2yo Stakes as well as the jockey is also displayed along with the starting price the horse was sent off.

Year Horse (Drawn) Info
2023
1:20.97
Room Service (IRE)
2yo 9-2 (1 of 17) 10/1
Tom Eaves
Kevin Ryan (GB)
2022
1:18.03
Cold Case (GB)
2yo 9-4 (7 of 15) 11/4F
Andrea Atzeni
K R Burke (GB)
2021
1:17.40
Harrow (IRE)
2yo 8-9 (15 of 20) 3/1
Oisin Murphy
Andrew Balding (GB)
2020
1:18.45
Line Of Departure (IRE)
2yo 8-12 (3 of 15) 15/2
David Egan
Roger Varian (GB)
2019
1:18.81
Kings Lynn (GB)
2yo 8-9 (1 of 20) 12/1
Oisin Murphy
Andrew Balding (GB)
2018
1:19.78
The Great Heir (FR)
2yo 8-9 (3 of 22) 33/1
Andrew Mullen
Kevin Ryan (GB)
2017
1:19.39
Laugh A Minute (GB)
2yo 8-12 (3 of 22) 12/1
Andrea Atzeni
Roger Varian (GB)
2016
1:19.58
Mubtasim (IRE)
2yo 8-9 (16 of 19) 4/1F
Pat Cosgrave
William Haggas (GB)
2015
1:17.19
Mr Lupton (IRE)
2yo 8-9 (20 of 22) 10/1
Jamie Spencer
Richard Fahey (GB)
2014
1:17.27
Bonds Girl (GB)
2yo 8-1 (20 of 21) 14/1
Paddy Mathers
Richard Fahey (GB)

Where have the winning runners come from?

Here are the countries where the winning trainers of the Doncaster 2yo Stakes have been based:

  • GB: 16 winners with an additional 32 placings from 322 runners
  • IRE: 1 winner with an additional 2 placings from 15 runners
  • FR: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 2 runners

Doncaster 2yo Stakes Trainer Statistics

There are multiple leading trainers in the Doncaster 2yo Stakes over the last 17 renewals with Richard Fahey, Kevin Ryan and Andrew Balding having all won the race three times. Richard Fahey winners have been with Wootton Bassett (2010), Bonds Girl (2014) and Mr Lupton (2015). Kevin Ryan winners have been with Morning Post (2013), The Great Heir (2018) and Room Service (2023). Andrew Balding winners have been with Dream Eater (2007), Kings Lynn (2019) and Harrow (2021). The only other trainer to have recorded multiple wins in the Doncaster 2yo Stakes is Roger Varian (2 wins). There are multiple trainers who have not had the best of times over the last 17 renewals in the Doncaster 2yo Stakes, Richard Hannon (0-28), Brian Meehan (0-12) and Charles Hills (0-11) have all failed to produce a single winner despite sending multiple runners to the race.

Here are some of the top Doncaster 2yo Stakes trainer statistics over the last 17 renewals (R = Runners, W = Winners, P = Places including winners, Win LSP is based on 1pt Win and EW LSP is based on 0.5pt Win & 0.5pt Place):

Trainer R-W-P Win EW
Richard Fahey 47-3-6 -18.00 -29.50
Kevin Ryan 23-3-5 +123.00 +52.85
Andrew Balding 19-3-5 +6.50 -3.05
Roger Varian 6-2-3 +15.50 +7.00
A P O'Brien 10-1-3 +11.00 +2.00
William Haggas 6-1-5 -1.00 +0.15
K R Burke 6-1-1 -2.25 -3.35
Richard Hannon 28-0-2 -28.00 -27.00
Brian Meehan 12-0-1 -12.00 -11.50
Charles Hills 11-0-1 -11.00 -10.50

Doncaster 2yo Stakes Jockey Statistics

There are multiple leading jockeys in the Doncaster 2yo Stakes over the last 17 renewals with Franny Norton, Andrea Atzeni and Oisin Murphy having all won the race two times. Franny Norton winners have been with Dream Eater (2007) and The Gold Cheongsam (2012). Andrea Atzeni winners have been with Laugh A Minute (2017) and Cold Case (2022). Oisin Murphy winners have been with Kings Lynn (2019) and Harrow (2021). There are two jockeys who have not had the best of times over the last 17 renewals in the Doncaster 2yo Stakes, Ryan Moore has ridden a total of 11 runners to the race without recording any wins whilst Tony Hamilton has ridden 10 without a winner.

Here are some of the top Doncaster 2yo Stakes jockey statistics over the last 17 renewals (R = Runners, W = Winners, P = Places including winners, Win LSP is based on 1pt Win and EW LSP is based on 0.5pt Win & 0.5pt Place):

Jockey R-W-P Win EW
Franny Norton 8-2-2 +4.25 -0.87
Andrea Atzeni 7-2-3 +9.75 +3.15
Oisin Murphy 5-2-2 +12.00 +4.50
William Buick 12-1-4 +5.00 -0.80
Paul Hanagan 12-1-1 -9.00 -10.00
Frankie Dettori 10-1-1 -1.00 -5.00
Jamie Spencer 8-1-2 +3.00 -1.50
Tom Eaves 8-1-1 +3.00 -2.00
Paddy Mathers 7-1-2 +8.00 +1.50
Paul Mulrennan 5-1-1 +96.00 +46.00

Favourites finishing positions (oldest to latest): 4, 2, 2, 1, 6, 1, 7, 17, 2, 1, 4, 5, 7, (2, 3), 2, 1, 2

The percentage shown is the percentage of the total number of runners who fell under that factor. High percentages are less appealing than lower ones as you would expect them to do well.

  • 17 / 17 (75%) - Break of 19 - 111 days (Last Place)
  • 17 / 17 (77%) - Highest Run is not LST/Cl4/Cl6
  • 17 / 17 (81%) - Achieved an RPR of 81+ (Career)
  • 17 / 17 (82%) - Achieved a TS of 48+ (LTO)
  • 17 / 17 (83%) - Furthest Placed 6f - 7½f
  • 17 / 17 (84%) - Not on HY/SFT/FM/STD-SLW/STD (LTO)
  • 17 / 17 (85%) - No bigger than 20/1 (LTO)
  • 17 / 17 (86%) - Not in a G1/G3/LST/Cl6 (LTO)
  • 17 / 17 (88%) - No bigger than 20/1 (Debut)
  • 17 / 17 (89%) - Dam is not GER/UAE/USA bred
  • 15 / 17 (66%) - Held an OR of 82+
  • 15 / 17 (81%) - Achieved a TS of 63+ (Non-Hcps)
  • 15 / 17 (83%) - Won within last 3 starts

Remember to use the trends listed above along with the Doncaster racing predictions to see if you can find the winner of the Doncaster 2yo Stakes. You may want to do your own research into the race, there are times when there are a number of runners who pass the trends so you need to do your own research to find a bet, we have a Horse Racing Form Reading Made Easy & What to Look For article to help you do just this in the OLBG Betting School section.

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Doncaster 2yo Stakes Trend Analysis

The trend factor which had produced 9+ winners and shows the best LSP, an LSP of +99.25 is when runners ran in a Class 2 last time out. The worst performing factor that has failed to produce a single winner is when runners carried 118lbs, when backing these the trend shows a record of 0-51.

Here are the most recent winning draws along with the further placings in brackets:

  • 2023: Winner in 1 (7,17) [17 Runners]
  • 2022: Winner in 7 (4,1) [15 Runners]
  • 2021: Winner in 15 (3,7) [20 Runners]
  • 2020: Winner in 3 (9,4) [15 Runners]
  • 2019: Winner in 1 (3,12) [20 Runners]

The course which has produced the most winners of the Doncaster 2yo Stakes is York, there has been a total number of 10 winners of this race who ran at York last time out.

The race is open to both sexes with the Male runners having produced a total of 15 winners from a total of 291 runners whilst the Female runners have produced 2 winners from a total of 48 runners.

These are the stallions whose offspring have not produced a winner of the Doncaster 2yo Stakes despite multiple attempts:

  • Kodiac (0 Wins from 11 runners)
  • Bahamian Bounty (0 Wins from 7 runners)
  • Dark Angel (0 Wins from 7 runners)
  • Exceed And Excel (0 Wins from 7 runners)
  • Camacho (0 Wins from 6 runners)

Looking at the winning odds over the last 17 renewals, the biggest-priced winner was Morning Post in 2013, winning for Kevin Ryan at odds of 100/1 under the guidance of Paul Mulrennan. Looking at the runners at the head of the market over the last 17 renewals there has been a total of 4 winning favourites in the race. Remember to use the best racing tipsters along with the information on this page to find you a bet on the 2024 Doncaster 2yo Stakes.

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