Simple Verse supplemented for Ladbrokes St Leger today

Ladbrokes St Leger five-days, Ladbrokes bet: 9/4 Order Of St George, Storm The Stars 3/1 Bondi Beach 8/1 Fields Of Athenry 12/1 Simple Verse 25/1 Vengeur Masque 33/1 Medrano, Proposed Simple Verse supplemented for Ladbrokes St Leger today Prize money for the final Classic now stands at £694,300 David Redvers, racing manager to Qatar Racing, the part-owner of the Ladbrokes St Leger-supplemented filly Simple Verse, explained this morning the thinking behind the Classic bid. He said: “Sheikh Fahad is always up for a challenge. When…

Simple Verse set for DFS Park Hill Stakes at Doncaster

- French filly in line for Sceptre bid Day two of the Ladbrokes St Leger Festival, DFS Ladies Day, on Thursday, September 10, is all about the girls, with a bumper eight-race card headlined by two Group races restricted to fillies and mares. The highlight is the £90,000 Group Two DFS Park Hill Stakes (3.05pm, 15 entries), which takes place over the Ladbrokes St Leger distance of one mile, six furlongs and 132 yards. Among the entries is the Ralph Beckett-trained Simple Verse who stepped…

Murtagh eyeing McCoy battle in Leger Legends race for charity

The four-day Ladbrokes St Leger Festival at Doncaster gets underway on Wednesday, September 9, with a seven-race card headlined by the annual charity Clipper Logistics Leger Legends Classified Stakes (3.35pm, 38 entries). The straight mile contest sees 16 former jockeys returning to the saddle in aid of the Northern Racing College and the Injured Jockeys Fund’s Jack Berry House. Since its launch in 2010, the charity race has generated over £500,000 and another £100,000 is expected to be raised in 2015. A P McCoy and…

Royal Ascot winners among 34 acceptors for Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef Stakes at Newbury on September 19

Buratino and Waterloo Bridge feature among 34 confirmations for the Group Two Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef Stakes at Newbury on Dubai Duty Free Saturday, September 19. Buratino (Mark Johnston) captured the Group Two Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot and subsequently finished third to Air Force Blue in the Group One Phoenix Stakes in Ireland, while Waterloo Bridge (Aidan O’Brien) has not run since annexing the five-furlong Group Two Norfolk Stakes, also at Royal Ascot in June. Yorkshire-based trainer Mark Johnston has eight entries remaining…

Masque could represent France in Ladbrokes St Leger at Doncaster

There could be French representation in the final Classic, the Ladbrokes St Leger, with trainer Mikel Delzangles still considering next week’s £650,000 Classic for Vengeur Masque. The three-year-old Monsun colt, who is owned by the Wildenstein family, was successful twice earlier this year, taking an extended 12-furlong maiden at Saint-Cloud in May before going on to record an easy four-length triumph in a conditions race over a slightly shorter distance at Compiegne on June 17. Last time out, Vengeur Masque was stepped up to Group…

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