All the news & quotes from today’s Ladbrokes St Leger lunch at the Landmark Hotel

14 GO FORWARD FOR LADBROKES ST LEGER AT DONCASTER ON SATURDAY   Today’s five-day Ladbrokes St Leger confirmation stage sees 14 three-year-olds go forward for the Doncaster Classic headed by three joint 4/1 favourites with Ladbrokes – the John Gosden-trained Neptune Investment Management Gordon Stakes second Excess Knowledge, Aidan O’Brien’s Queen’s Vase hero Leading Light and Irish Derby runner-up and Investec Derby third Galileo Rock from David Wachman’s stable.   There were 11 five-day Ladbrokes St Leger entries at this stage last year, when nine went to post for the…

Ahzeemah & Times Up among 13 contenders for Speedy Services Doncaster Cup on Friday

Recent Weatherbys Hamilton Insurance Lonsdale Cup winner Ahzeemah and last year’s victor Times Up head 13 entries for the £100,000 Group Two Speedy Services Doncaster Cup (2.40pm) on day three of the Ladbrokes St Leger Festival at Doncaster on Friday, September 13. The two and a quarter-mile contest, the highlight of Speedy Services Doncaster Cup Day, may also feature the 2012 Royal Ascot Gold Cup hero Colour Vision, like Ahzeemah owned by Godolphin and trained by Saeed bin Suroor, and Aidan O’Brien-trained Ernest Hemingway, who…

Park Hill option for The Lark

Course scorer The Lark could have her first start since June in the £90,000 Group Two DFS Park Hill Stakes (3.15pm, 16 entries) over an extended mile and six furlongs on the second day of Doncaster’s Ladbrokes St Leger Festival, DFS Ladies’ Day, Thursday, September 12.   The Michael Bell-trained three-year-old was last seen finishing fifth in the Group Two Prix de Mallaret over 12 furlongs at Saint-Cloud, France, on June 23. That came on the back of an eye-catching third to Talent in the…

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Botti considering Ladbrokes St Leger for outsider Renew

The Marco Botti-trained Renew could step into Pattern company for the first in the Group One Ladbrokes St Leger at Doncaster on the final day of the Ladbrokes St Leger Festival, Saturday, September 14.   The son of Dansili was bought out of Aidan O’Brien’s yard for 48,000 guineas at Tattersalls in October after two runs on heavy ground, but has done nothing but improve for his new handler, winning two of his four starts.   He scored by four and a half lengths when…

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