Derby entry looks the part on Ladbrokes St Leger undercard
Our Next Best Wall Of Fire’s 5/2 win on Day Three at Doncaster more than made up for the disappointment of NAP Nemoralia’s 4/6 failure 70 minutes earlier, especially after Sheikhzayedroad’s 10/3 triumph just over half an hour on.
Clearly we’ve got form to burn, so stay aboard for the big one in South Yorkshire.
Here’s our top Ladbrokes St Leger Day tips:
There are a couple of two-year-olds in this Group 2 Champagne Stakes field already looking a little exposed, with Willie Haggas’ 2017 Epsom Derby entrant the exact opposite.
Rivet landed a sizable gamble in a recent York maiden, having overturned Hugo Palmer runner Via Serendipity’s morning favouritism and finishing more than 3l clear of the field in an impressive display.
Saeed bin Suroor’s Thunder Snow looks the biggest danger going by his winning debut at Leicester in late May, but having been beaten soundly in better races since, the form points to Rivet.
As far as the trends go, odds-on favourite Idaho looks a long way from landing the St Leger despite a fine three-year-old campaign for Aidan O’Brien.
The Ballydoyle number one goes into this following a fine victory over stablemate Housesofparliament, but the past three St Leger winners had won at least three of their previous six races before Doncaster.
Even 2012 champion Encke managed two by the same metric, with Idaho’s sole previous success coming on debut 11 months ago.
He has excuses, with double Derby winner Harzand proving too good on three occasions, but O’Brien has only trained one St Leger winner in the past decade, so there’s a lot to take on trust.
John Gosden has landed it three times since 2007 and Muntahaa boasts two wins in his past three outings, making the Dansili colt the value pick.
Blink and you’ll miss this 5f Doncaster dash, with 22 runners priced between 7/1 and 33/1 at the time of writing.
Michael Easterby’s Bowson Fred sits bang in the middle of the betting carrying 9-7, the weight winning horses have lugged round for the past two years.
Furthermore, three other runners have carried between 9-4 and 9-6 to victory since 2008, so with the four-year-old fitting into the average winning-age bracket more snuggly than fellow 9-7 contender Move In Time, Bowson Fred looks lively indeed.
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