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15:40 Doncaster

Ladbrokes St Leger Stakes (British Champions Series) (Group 1) (Class 1)

  • 9 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 6f 132y
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £550,000 added
  • Winner: £311,905
  • 2nd: £118,250
  • 3rd: £59,180
  • 4th: £29,480
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 3m 3.81s
  • Off Time: 15:45:49
  • 9 Ran
1st
Silk -
2nd
Silk -
2/5

    3rd
    Silk -
    1(7)
    Silk - PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap

    Camelot

    77 C
    2/5
    • Form 11-111
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-0
    • Official Rating 124

    held up towards rear, smooth headway on inner over 3f out, switched right 2f out, ridden to go 2nd over 1f out, kept on towards finish, not reached winner

    2(8)
    Silk - Black, Dark blue cap
    100/1
    • Form 325375
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-0
    • Official Rating 74

    led, quickened 4f out, headed over 3f out, quickly weakened

    3(1)
    Silk - Royal blue
    25/1
    • Form 21-123
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-0
    • Official Rating 112

    held up mid-division and keen, headway over 3f out, ridden and quickened to lead over 1f out, soon took command, ridden inside final furlong, held on towards finish

    4(9)
    Silk - Light blue, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap
    12/1
    • Form 2111
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-0
    • Official Rating 105

    held up towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, never dangerous

    5(6)
    Silk - Dark Blue, Light Blue cross belts, striped sleeves, White cap
    10/1
    • Form 1-11242
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-0
    • Official Rating 115

    slowly away, in rear, effort over 2f out, kept on final furlong, no impression

    6(4)
    Silk - Black, Yellow cap

    Michelangelo

    46 BF
    10/1
    • Form 3113
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-0
    • Official Rating 111

    held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, kept on to take 3rd place inside final furlong

    7(2)
    Silk - Mauve and pink check, white sleeves, pink cap
    • Form 01-5115
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-0
    • Official Rating 111

    tracked leaders and keen, ridden and weakened over 1f out

    8(3)
    Silk - White, Emerald Green hoop
    • Form 1-21431
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-0
    • Official Rating 115

    tracked leader, led over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

    9(5)
    Silk - Royal Blue, Red chevrons, White and Red striped sleeves, Red and White quartered cap
    • Form 212111
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-0
    • Official Rating 111

    tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, one pace

    Previous results

    In depth

    Verdict

    Camelot won the Racing Post Trophy here as a two-year-old and has swept all before him this season, landing the Qipco 2000 Guineas on his reappearance and finding a brilliant turn of foot to go clear of Main Sequence in the Investec Derby when another of today's rivals, Thought Worthy, was a one-paced fourth. He wasn't as impressive in the Irish Derby at the Curragh when only a couple of lengths ahead of the reluctant Born To Sea but the ground was very holding that day. One still wonders, however, why connections have side-stepped a clash with older horses in the Eclipse or King George and bucked the modern trend by coming to Doncaster instead of going to Longchamp for the Arc. Considering there are real stamina doubts over this trip and his restrictive odds, it may be worth finding an each-way alternative. Frankie has a terrific record in the race and rides Michelangelo after William Buick opted to ride Thought Worthy, a full brother to Leger winner Lucarno. The latter reversed Epsom running with Main Sequence in the Great Voltigeur when Encke was third but was able to take advantage of a funereal pace when kicking off the final turn and the form may not be that reliable. The lightly-raced THOMAS CHIPPENDALE was only fifth at York but was never striding out on the fast ground and had earlier beaten Thought Worthy in the King Edward VII Stakes at Royal Ascot. He's out of All My Loving, who was second in the Park Hill Stakes, so should have no problems with track and trip and is well worth an interest at inflated odds. Guarantee, who won the Melrose at York, will also be staying on when others have cried enough and could run a big race while Johnny Murtagh's mount Ursa Major comes here in cracking form.

    Formwatch

    Camelot 1-5fav (9-0) Settled in 4th, closer approaching straight and smooth headway to challenge early straight, jinked left and led under 2f out, ridden out and kept on well final furlong, won at Curragh 1m 4f 3yo Grp 1 (1) sft in Jun beating Born To Sea (9-0) by 2l, 5 ran.

    Dartford (USA) 150-1 (8-7) Led and soon clear until 5f out, ridden 4f out, headed 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 5th of 6, 22l behind Mount Athos (9-4) at Newbury 1m 5f Grp 3 (1) gf in Aug.

    Encke (USA) 7-1 (8-12) Took keen hold tracking winner, ridden 4f out, lost 2nd over 2f out, stayed on same pace over 1f out, 3rd of 6, 2 1/4l behind Thought Worthy (8-12) at York 1m 4f 3yo Grp 2 (1) gf in Aug.

    Guarantee 9-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 5f out, headway over 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, kept on well, won at York 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gs in Aug beating Biographer (9-4) by 3 1/2l, 16 ran.

    Main Sequence (USA) 13-8fav (8-12) Steadied start, held up disputing 4th, went 3rd 6f out, edged left and went 2nd over 2f out, closed on winner near finish, always held, 2nd of 6, nk behind Thought Worthy (8-12) at York 1m 4f 3yo Grp 2 (1) gf in Aug.

    Michelangelo 6-4fav (9-0) Pushed along brielfy leaving stalls, tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, challenged over 2f out, unable to go with front pair from over 1f out, stayed on, 3rd of 7, 2 3/4l behind Noble Mission (9-0) at Goodwood 1m 4f 3yo Grp 3 (1) gd in Jul.

    Thomas Chippendale (IRE) 4-1 (9-1) Took keen hold, tracked leading pair until 6f out, stayed on same pace final 2f, 5th of 6, 5l behind Thought Worthy (8-12) at York 1m 4f 3yo Grp 2 (1) gf in Aug.

    Thought Worthy (USA) 9-1 (8-12) Led and set steady pace, quickened tempo entering approaching straight over 5f out, brought field to centre in straight, ridden and hung right over 1f out, stayed on gamely when pressed in closing stages, unchallenged, won at York 1m 4f 3yo Grp 2 (1) gf in Aug beating Main Sequence (8-12) by nk, 6 ran.

    Ursa Major (IRE) 4-1 (8-11) Waited with last of the 5, closed up travelling well to track leaders approaching straight, soon challenged in 2nd, on terms 1 1/2f out, edged ahead and stayed on well under pressure inside final furlong, won at Curragh 1m 6f Grp 3 (1) sft in Aug beating Hartani (9-0) by 1 3/4l, 5 ran.