Non-runner, money back St Leger offer valuable for Galileo Rock fans
Galileo Rock may have won his Leopardstown maiden on soft ground, but there is a big possibility that he could miss the St Leger, unless the ground firms up a bit at Doncaster in the coming days.
Rain in the area resulted in the ground for day two of the St Leger meeting being classified as good-to-soft and these are not optimum conditions for this year’s Epsom Derby third, who would prefer a quicker surface.
Trainer David Wachman has kept his options open by also entering Galileo Rock into the Irish St Leger and although the English version is the number-one target, the final decision will be ground dependant.
The ground situation could be one reason for Galileo Rock drifting slightly in the St Leger betting and he now seems an each-way bet to nothing at 9/2, given he has already finished among the places in consecutive Group 1 outings.
And with Ladbrokes offering non-runner, money back on all the horses in the St Leger, it still may be worth backing Galileo Rock, with the hope the course dries out before the race.
Meanwhile, those to have already backed Galileo Rock since The Great Voltigeur Stakes at York on August 21st can additionally breathe a sigh of relief, as this was the time that the promotion was launched.
This non-runner, money back offer is additionally good news for those to have any of Eye Of The Storm, Feel Like Dancing or London Bridge as St Leger bets, as these three were declared non runners at the latest declaration stage, trimming the field from 14 to 11 runners at present.
Talent (10/1) and Libertarian (13/2) are potentially the two runners that will be most satisfied if the going on race day is good-to-soft, as neither have previously been beaten on such a surface.
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.
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