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Camelot to win St Leger, money coming for Ursa Major

| 15.09.2012

The Ladbrokes St Leger clearly revolves around Camelot and it is 2/5 at present that he wins the Triple Crown.

A host of other bets also revolve around the unbeaten favourite, who is out to ensure that trainer Aidan O’Brien is responsible for all five Classic winners in 2012.

Assuming Camelot stays the 1m6f, then it is hard to see him beaten.

In terms of Camelot’s winning distance, the favourite is the 2/1 that he prevails by four lengths or more, which he achieved when coming out on top by five lengths in the Epsom Derby.

Main Sequence chased Camelot home at Epsom, but it is John Gosden duo Thought Worthy and Michelangelo that are expected to provide the stiffest competition this time.

William Buick chose Great Voltigeur winner Thought Worthy of the two and he is 12/1 to win the St Leger.

Thought Worthy is the full brother to 2007 St Leger winner Lucarno.

Frankie Dettori, who has triumphed in the St Leger three times in seven years, has taken the spare ride on Michelangelo and is also 12/1.

Michelangelo may have only finished third last time, but should come on for the run and has previously looked like a step up in trip to 1m6f would suit.

Alternatively, Thought Worthy is 4/1 and Michelangelo 9/2 in the St Leger betting market without Camelot.

Both are additionally 10/11 in a direct special to beat the other.

With nine runners in the field, there is certainly grounds to take on Camelot each-way and of those at bigger prices, Ursa Major could spring a surprise and has already been backed into 14/1 from 20/1.

Jockey Johnny Murtagh believes he can win and in his favour, Ursa Major did triumph over the St Leger distance of 1m6f last time to extend his unbeaten run to three races.

All odds and markets correct as of publication

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Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.