Red Verdon on Doncaster trail as 25 go forward for Britain’s final Classic, the Ladbrokes St Leger

  Ante-post favourite Idaho tops 25 confirmations for the final British Classic of the season, the G1 Ladbrokes St Leger, staged over one mile, six furlongs and 132 yards at Doncaster on Ladbrokes St Leger Day, Saturday, September 10.   Trained in Ireland by Aidan O’Brien, Idaho is the 11/10 market leader with Ladbrokes following a smooth victory over stable companion Housesofparliament (14/1) in the G2 Great Voltigeur Stakes at York on August 17.   Idaho proved himself among the best of his generation in…

Muntahaa goes on trial for Ladbrokes St Leger tomorrow

Muntahaa goes on trial for Ladbrokes St Leger tomorrow   Ladbrokes St Leger second favourite Muntahaa (John Gosden) goes on trial in the Listed Crabbie’s Alcoholic Ginger Beer Chester Stakes (3.15pm) at Chester tomorrow, Saturday, August 20.   The colt is currently an 8/1 chance with Ladbrokes for the G1 Ladbrokes St Leger, the final Classic of the season, which takes place at Doncaster on Saturday, September 10 and is worth a record £700,000 in 2016. Staged over one mile, six furlongs and 132 yards,…

Middleham Park dreaming of Classic glory with Ventura Storm

A Middleham Park Racing syndicate has yet to win a Classic but in Ventura Storm the organisation, which has its headquarters in Barton-upon-Humber, looks to have an ideal candidate for the final Classic of the season, the Ladbrokes St Leger, worth a record £700,000 at Doncaster on Saturday, September 10.   Trained by Richard Hannon in Wiltshire, the three-year-old son of Zoffany has benefited from positive tactics and a step-up in distance on his last two starts.   He stayed on strongly to win the…

Caravaggio tops 82 entries for At The Races Champagne Stakes at Doncaster

Aidan O’Brien dominates the 82 entries for the Group Two At The Races Champagne Stakes at Doncaster on the final day of the Ladbrokes St Leger Festival, Saturday, September 10. Ireland’s champion Flat trainer accounts for 20 entries in total led by the unbeaten Caravaggio, who extended his winning sequence to three with a scintillating display in the Group Two Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot. O’Brien has also engaged fellow Royal Ascot scorer Churchill, who followed up in the Group Three Tyros Stakes at Leopardstown…

High-class entry for Saint Gobain Weber Park Stakes at Doncaster

A top-quality entry of 52 has been received for the £100,000 Group Two Saint Gobain Weber Park Stakes on the fourth and final day of the Ladbrokes St Leger Festival at Doncaster, Saturday, September 10, details of which are revealed today.   Aidan O’Brien has yet to win the seven-furlong contest but Ireland’s champion Flat trainer has eight contenders this year including last season’s champion two-year-old Air Force Blue and Hit It A Bomb, successful in the G1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf at Keeneland in…

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