Duffield's chance to go one better after near-miss in 2012.
3.35 Doncaster Clipper Logistics Leger Legends Classified Stakes 1m ATR Card page 52 TEN years after riding the last of his 2,547 winners as a Flat jockey, 67-year-old George Duffield could be about to turn back the clock on the fancied Tiger Jim in the fifth staging of this unique charity contest.
Duffield could not have got any closer to landing the spoils two years ago when Elijah Pepper went down to Mick Kinane on one of today's rivals, Patriotic, by a nose.
There is no Kinane in today's line-up, but Willie Supple is back for more after winning on 12-1 chance Dana's Present 12 months ago, when he edged out Gay Kelleway - who also returns this afternoon - again by a nose.
Favourites fare well Despite the race looking wide open on paper, favourites have a good record, with three of the four market leaders having obliged. They were Miami Gator (9-2 joint) in 2010, Invincible Hero (4-1) in 2011 and Patriotic (5-1) in 2012.
Supple has previous Willie Supple is the only jockey in the field to have previously won the contest.
?What they say Dale Gibson, rider of Bob He's not drawn the best in stall two but we'll give it ago. I finished third in it in 2010 but it's been downhill from then.
Gary Bardwell, rider of Chiswick Bey I keep fit by riding all the yearlings for Darley pre-training, although being race-fit is another matter. He looks to have some sort of chance but it's just great to be involved.
Nigel Tinkler, trainer of CliffBilly Newnes rode many winners for me when he was on board and it's great to have him. The horse is in good form but we would have preferred a higher draw, and also we have to turn the tables on Tiger Jim.
Michael Hills, rider of Dansili Dutch I ride work every day, which keeps me straight enough, and he looks a very good ride. He's improving and should be in the mix.
Gay Kelleway, trainer and rider of Harry Bosch He got struck into last time so it's been a race against the clock to get him ready. I'm fit enough myself as I rode work only this morning on the watered gallop.
Michael Herrington, trainer of Kuwait Star He has a bit of pace drawn around him, which should suit, and I'm pleased we've got Jimmy McCarthy to ride as he's only just packed up and he doesn't have to carry all that lead.
Brian Ellison, trainer of Mixed Message She's been winning only sellers but she's done it in good style and we have a good jockey in Willie Supple.
Ollie Pears, trainer and rider of Naoise It looks as though the ground has come in his favour and he goes there in great form.
Chris Dwyer, trainer of Patriotic He won it a couple of years ago and must have another good chance. I was a bit disappointed with him at Yarmouth last time, but he needs to get his toe in.
Jim Goldie, trainer of Tiger Jim He has a pretty good chance. He wasn't stopping when winning at the track over seven furlongs last month.
Andrew Balding, trainer of Comanchero He's been very consistent this year and the trip and track should be perfect for him.
Dana's Present (near) catches Gay Kelleway on Pelmanism in last year's Legends race