Harty eyeing Saint Gobain Weber Park Stakes repeat with Ansgar

Irish trainer Sabrina Harty hopes ground conditions will allow Ansgar to defend his crown in the £100,000 Group Two Saint Gobain Weber Park Stakes over seven furlongs at Doncaster on Ladbrokes St Leger Day, Saturday, September 12. The seven-year-old made all of the running to win last year’s renewal in tenacious fashion on good ground, but has only had two outings this year owing to unsuitable going. He trailed home last on his reappearance at Haydock Park in May before fading to 10th after forcing…

Sumbal nearing return ahead of Ladbrokes St Leger

French challenger Sumbal is under consideration for the final British Classic of 2015, the Ladbrokes St Leger, at Doncaster on the fourth and last day of the Ladbrokes St Leger Festival, Saturday, September 12. The Francis Graffard-trained colt has not run since finishing fifth in the Prix du Jockey Club (French Derby) at Chantilly on May 30, but is set to return at Deauville later this month ahead of a possible trip to Britain for the extended 14-furlong Classic which is worth £650,000. Sumbal won…

A P McCoy & Johnny Murtagh both riding in charity race on first day of Doncaster’s Ladbrokes St Leger Festival

A charity Flat race, involving the now-retired 20-time champion jump jockey A P McCoy and former top Flat jockey turned trainer Johnny Murtagh, is staged at Doncaster Racecourse on the first day of the Ladbrokes St Leger Festival, J20 Spritz Leger Legends Day, Wednesday, September 9. The Clipper Logistics Leger Legends Classified Stakes (3.35pm) takes place for the sixth consecutive year and will gain more attention than ever before. It is run under the Rules of Racing, unlike almost all other charity races. The contest,…

Charming Thought building up for Park Stakes return

Charming Thought headlines 55 entries for the £100,000 Group Two Park Stakes at Doncaster on the final day of the Ladbrokes St Leger Festival, Saturday, September 12. The Charlie Appleby-trained three-year-old proved himself one of the best of his generation when outpointing Ivawood (Richard Hannon) in the Group One Middle Park Stakes over six furlongs at Newmarket in October, but is yet to run this year after sustaining an injury. Appleby said: “Charming Thought is back in full training and the Park Stakes is his…

French-trained duo among excellent entries for Ladbrokes St Leger

The world oldest Classic, the Ladbrokes St Leger, will be run for the 239th time on Saturday, September 12 at Doncaster, with this year’s renewal attracting 29 entries. Boasting a total prize fund of £650,000, the Ladbrokes St Leger takes place over one mile, six furlongs and 132 yards and is the highlight of the four-day Ladbrokes St Leger Festival, which happens from Wednesday, September 9 to Saturday, September 12. Storm The Stars (William Haggas) is the 5/1 favourite with Ladbrokes following fine performances to…

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