Atzeni relishing Hill Leger bid

  • Last Updated: September 3 2014, 17:13 BST

Andrea Atzeni is eager to renew his partnership with Kingston Hill in the Ladbrokes St Leger on Saturday week.

Andrea Atzeni rode Kingston Hill to victory in the Racing Post Trophy
Andrea Atzeni rode Kingston Hill to victory in the Racing Post Trophy

Atzeni rode the colt in his first five starts, including his victory in last season's Racing Post Trophy and his second place in the Investec Derby back in June.

However, he missed the ride when Roger Varian's charge finished fourth in the Eclipse as he was required to ride at Haydock that day, but is keen to get the leg-up again.

Atzeni was recently appointed as Jamie Spencer's replacement as retained rider for Qatar Racing next season, but he hopes to retain his links with Varian.

He said: "I should be on Kingston Hill in the Leger.

"I'm looking forward to it (riding for Qatar next season), it's a very big opportunity for me and I hope it goes well.

"Roger has been very good about it, and when I'm not riding for Sheikh Fahad hopefully I'll be riding for Roger as much as I can."