Leger heroine Simple Verse could bid for another Doncaster success in Thursday’s DFS Park Hill Stakes

  Day two of the Ladbrokes St Leger Festival, Thursday, September 8, is DFS Ladies Day featuring the Group Two DFS Park Hill Stakes (3.05pm, 19 entries).   Staged over the same one mile, six furlongs and 132 yards as the Ladbrokes St Leger, the DFS Park Hill Stakes, worth £90,000, is for fillies and mares aged three and over.   Last year’s Ladbrokes St Leger winner Simple Verse (Ralph Beckett) heads the excellent entries. She was subsequently successful in the G1 QIPCO British Champions…

Fantastic Leger Legends Day kicks off Ladbrokes St Leger Festival at Doncaster next Wednesday

  The four-day Ladbrokes St Leger Festival at Doncaster starts on Wednesday, September 7, Leger Legends Day, with a seven-race card headed by the annual charity Clipper Logistics Leger Legends Classified Race (3.35pm, 43 entries).   Run under the Rules of Racing, the mile contest sees 14 former jockeys return to the saddle in aid of the Northern Racing College and the Injured Jockeys Fund’s Jack Berry House.   This year’s line-up is headlined two former champions in Joseph O’Brien and Richard Hughes. O’Brien captured…

Mongan excited by Harbour Law’s Ladbrokes St Leger challenge

  Laura Mongan is set to saddle her first Classic runner in the Group One Ladbrokes St Leger, the highlight of the four-day Ladbrokes St Leger Festival at Doncaster on Ladbrokes St Leger Day, Saturday, September 10.   The Epsom-based trainer is responsible for lightly-raced Harbour Law who has run well in two recognised trials this season. The three-year-old Lawman colt was runner-up to Sword Fighter (Aidan O’Brien) in the two-mile Listed Queen’s Vase at Royal Ascot before dropping back three furlongs in trip and…

Saint Gobain Weber Park Stakes under consideration for Librisa Breeze

  Librisa Breeze could take another rise in class for the seven-furlong G2 Saint Gobain Weber Park Stakes (3.10pm) at Doncaster on the final day of the Ladbrokes St Leger Festival, Ladbrokes St Leger Day, Saturday, September 10.   The four-year-old has made up into a classy performer since joining Dean Ivory at the end of last season. He scored on his seasonal return at Wolverhampton in April and came close to landing a massive gamble when finding only Portage too strong in the Royal…

Ormito has Ladbrokes St Leger option

  Progressive stayer Ormito is under consideration for the Ladbrokes St Leger at Doncaster on the fourth and final day of the Ladbrokes St Leger Festival, Ladbrokes St Leger Day, Saturday, September 10.   The Andrew Balding-trained colt ran a career best last time out when staying on strongly to take second, beaten a length and a quarter, behind older rival Kings Fete in the G3 Geoffrey Freer Stakes over a mile and five furlongs at Newbury on August 13.   Ormito, who is owned…

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