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Saturday 15 September 2018

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

Class 1  |   1m 6f 115y  |   Good  |   12 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 15:38  |   Winning time: 3m 3.34s
Weighed In
1st
2
(8)
3/1
T: A P O'BrienJ: R L Moore
Held up mid-division, pushed along 4f out, headway under pressure on outside 3f out, soon ridden, led inside final 2f, edged left and kept on well inside final furlong tchd 11/4
2nd
2 ¼
11
(10)
7/4f
T: J H M GosdenJ: L Dettori
Held up towards rear of mid-division, ridden over 3f out, headway under pressure on outside over 2f out, went 2nd 1f out, kept on, always held op 2/1
3rd
4 ½
8
(11)
20/1
T: A P O'BrienJ: J A Heffernan
Mid-division, headway over 4f out, challenged over 2f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, no impression with front pair final furlong op 16/1
4th
2 ¼
1
(3)
9/1
T: M JohnstonJ: S De Sousa
Tracked leader, pushed along 4f out, ridden 3f out, kept on same pace towards far side rail from over 1f out, no impression in 4th final furlong op 10/1 tchd 11/1
5th
1 ¾
5
(12)
8/1
T: C ApplebyJ: W Buick
Tracked leaders, headway 3f out, led narrowly over 2f out, ridden and headed inside final 2f, no impression from over 1f out
6th
½
7
(7)
25/1
T: R HannonJ: Andrea Atzeni
Held up in last pair, ridden over 2f out, kept on final furlong, never threatened leaders
7th
nk
4
(1)
39-1
50/1
T: A P O'BrienJ: M C Hussey
Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, outpaced when short of room on far side rail inside final 2f, weakened final furlong
8th
½
6
(2)
50/1
T: Tom DascombeJ: R Kingscote
Tracked leader, effort 3f out, soon ridden and lost place, weakened over 1f out
9th
nk
12
(6)
38-12
20/1
T: A M BaldingJ: Rob Hornby
Held up towards rear, driven over 3f out, soon outpaced, ridden 2f out, never able to challenge op 16/1
10th
¾
3
(9)
39-1
6/1
T: C ApplebyJ: James Doyle
Held up in touch, tracked leaders over 4f out, outpaced over 2f out, soon ridden and no impression, weakened final furlong tchd 13/2
11th
11
9
(4)
20/1
T: A P O'BrienJ: W M Lordan
Held up in last pair, ridden 3f out, never threatened op 16/1 tchd 25/1
12th
12
10
(5)
80/1
T: A P O'BrienJ: Jim Crowley
Held up towards rear, struggling 4f out, lost touch when eased 2f out, tailed off op 50/1

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Betting

Forecast

Lah Ti Dar (7/4), Kew Gardens (3/1), Loxley (6/1), Old Persian (8/1), Dee Ex Bee (9/1), Southern France (20/1), Maid Up (20/1), The Pentagon (20/1), Raymond Tusk (25/1), Nelson (50/1), Proschema (50/1), Zabriskie (80/1)

Verdict
KEW GARDENS has been holding his form well throughout the quiet spell the yard have endured this summer but with Aidan O'Brien's string back in form, and stamina assured, he rates as the likeliest winner. Stablemate The Pentagon has given the impression on multiple occasions that he will be suited by further and he's expected to produce an improved effort here. Ante post Oaks favourite Lah Ti Dar got her season back on track with a demolition of her rivals in Listed class last time, maintaining her unbeaten record and she must be considered the main danger if she sees out this trip while Dee Ex Bee has been crying out for a proper stamina test such as this.
  1. Kew Gardens
  2. Lah Ti Dar
  3. The Pentagon

Previous Winners

2017
Capri
Weight: 9-1  |Age: 3
Weight: 9-1  |  
Age: 3  |  
J: R L Moore
  |  
T: A P O'Brien
3/1
Prize Money
1st: £421,355.002nd: £159,745.003rd: £79,947.004th: £39,825.005th: £19,987.006th: £9,450.00

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