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William Hill St Leger Stakes (Group 1) (British Champions Series)

Class 1  |   1m 6f 115y  |   Good to Soft  |   11 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 15:37  |   Winning time: 3m 4.04s
Weighed In
1st
1
(9)
39-1
3/1f
T: A P O'BrienJ: R L Moore
Prominent, headway over 3f out, led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, held on well towards finish tchd 7/2
2nd
½
3
(1)
5/1
T: Sir Michael StouteJ: Jim Crowley
Held up behind, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on to take 2nd place towards finish tchd 11/2
3rd
sh
8
(6)
9/2
T: J H M GosdenJ: James Doyle
Held up mid-division, headway over 4f out to chase leaders, ridden and every chance 2f out, chased winner towards finish, always held op 5/1 tchd 4/1
4th
1 ½
7
(10)
10/1
T: J P O'BrienJ: D O'Brien
Held up behind, headway over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong to take 4th place towards finish
5th
1 ¼
11
(7)
38-12
8/1
T: J H M GosdenJ: L Dettori
Held up mid-division, headway over 3f out to chase leaders, ridden inside final furlong, weakened towards finish
6th
2 ¼
2
(8)
20/1
T: A M BaldingJ: Oisin Murphy
Held up mid-division, headway 3f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong op 25/1
7th
11
6
(11)
14/1
T: B J MeehanJ: A Kirby
Held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened op 12/1
8th
9
10
(3)
12/1
T: A P O'BrienJ: J A Heffernan
Chased leaders, led 3f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, soon weakened tchd 14/1
9th
1 ½
5
(5)
33/1
T: A P O'BrienJ: E J McNamara
Chased clear leader, led over 4f out, headed 3f out, soon weakened
10th
1 ¾
4
(2)
39-1
6/1
T: R VarianJ: Andrea Atzeni
Held up towards rear, pushed along over 4f out, ridden and headway over 2f out, weakened over 1f out op 5/1
11th
31
9
(4)
66/1
T: A P O'BrienJ: M C Hussey
Pushed along to lead and soon clear, headed over 4f out, soon weakened

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Betting

Forecast

Capri (3/1), Stradivarius (9/2), Crystal Ocean (5/1), Defoe (6/1), Coronet (8/1), Rekindling (10/1), Venice Beach (12/1), Raheen House (14/1), Count Octave (20/1), Douglas Macarthur (33/1), The Anvil (66/1)

Verdict
A particularly competitive renewal of the world's oldest Classic, with very few in the line-up without some sort of chance. Crystal Ocean was impressive last time out, giving the impression he will be even better over this longer trip. However, preference is for STRADIVARIUS who got the better of top stayer Big Orange last time in the Goodwood Cup and provided there's not too much rain, he could be hard to beat, despite Dettori opting for Coronet. Defoe has been in fine form throughout the season and both trainer and jockey have an excellent record around here; he won't mind any rain that falls and should be thereabouts, while Ballydoyle first-string, Capri, is another who would appreciate some cut in the ground.
  1. Stradivarius
  2. Crystal Ocean
  3. Defoe

Previous Winners

2016
Harbour Law
Weight: 9-1  |Age: 3
Weight: 9-1  |  
Age: 3  |  
J: G Baker
  |  
T: Mrs L J Mongan
22/1
Prize Money
1st: £396,970.002nd: £150,500.003rd: £75,320.004th: £37,520.005th: £18,830.006th: £9,450.00

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