Cazoo St Leger: New London odds for Doncaster Classic after Westover and Francesco Clemente knock out | Racing news
New London’s favorite is one of 13 remaining to contend for Cazoo St Leger at Doncaster next month.
Charlie Appleby’s pony claimed his fourth win in five career starts at Gordon Stakes in Goodwood in his most recent appearance, ready to count for the subsequent Great Voltigeur winner. Deauville Legend.
And with Irish Derby hero Westover, Changeoftheguard winner King Edward VII and previously undefeated Francesco Clemente, New London will have a spot in the final Classic of the season on September 10.
Appleby, who won at St Leger last year with Hurricane Lane, could also reassure Secret State, who finished second behind Deauville Legend in bidding for a fifth straight win at York last week.
Six-time Leger Award-winning coach Aidan O’Brien, has five contenders remaining, with Anchorage, Bluegrass, United Nations, Waterville and Emily Dickinson all on the list.
Roger Varian – successful in 2014 with Kingston Hill – is set to be represented by Eldar Eldarov, who has been on leave since losing his unbeaten streak in the Grand Prix de Paris in July, while Zechariah is likely Possibly the runner-up behind Freddie and Martyn Meade after his recent success in the Geoffrey Freer Stakes at Newbury.
The field of potential is completed by French Claims by Paddy Twomey, Derby runner-up and third Gordon Stakes Hoo Ya Mal, who is currently in the care of George Boughey, Ivan Furtado’s chubby Lizzie Jean and trained Giavellotto by Marco Botti, who started a Newmarket handicap about his latest appearance.
“We knew it was a big jump from handicap to St Leger, but that was the plan,” Botti said.
“He’s a horse that does nothing wrong and keeps improving. It took a while for the pennies to drop, but he’s impressed in Newmarket and is still good.
“As long as the horse is fine, we’ll take our chance. Obviously it’s a classic and you’d expect it to be a really tough one, but I think he probably deserves it. to take his chance and we’ll see how he goes.”
Coral spokesman David Stevens said: “With up to 12 beatable opponents at Town Moor next month, betting shows New London has the final Finals of the season to his mourning. that.”
However, there is still the opportunity to add more to the Leger field, with trainers having the option of adding horses at a cost of £50,000 on September 5.