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St Leger Betting

St Leger Betting

The St Leger is the final Classic of the season, with three-year-old attempting to prove their stamina by seeing out all of the 1m6f at Doncaster.

Camelot is the red-hot favourite as he bids to become the first horse since Nijinsky in 1970 to win the Triple Crown, which also involves winning the 2,000 Guineas and Epsom Derby, as well as the St Leger.

However, there are some trends that have been common among the most recent St Legers and suggests that Camelot may not have it all his own way in the St Leger odds.

Firstly, it is worth noting that two horses have attempting to win the Derby and St Leger in the same season since Nijinsky, with Shergar only fourth over the longer trip in 1981, before Reference Point did prevail in 1987.

Instead, The Great Voltigeur Stakes at York has proved a better trial to follow and Thought Worthy heads to Doncaster having triumphed in this race this season.

Meanwhile, Michelangelo will gain some punter support simply through the St Leger success experienced by trainer John Gosden of late.

Gosden has saddled Arctic Cosmos and Masked Marvel to victory in the last two years and Michelangelo is his best chance of completing the hat-trick.

Also against Camelot is that nine of the winners of the St Leger in the last decade had run either four or five times earlier in the season and the favourite has only made three racecourse appearances.

This statistic bodes well for both Thought Worthy and Michelangelo, alongside Sir Henry Cecil’s entrant Thomas Chippendale.

Other trends are that all of the last ten winners had finished in the first three in their final start before the St Leger and run between 24 and 65 days before arriving at Doncaster.

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