Racing tipsters have pegged trainer Aiden O’Brien’s Camelot (2-5) as the betting favourite in the Ladbrokes St Leger on September 15. O’Brien, who boasts 11 entries among 36 runners, is attempting to become the first trainer to sweep the British Classics at Doncaster. Camelot is looking to become the first racehorse to claim the Triple Crown since Nijinsky in 1970.
John Gosden looks to have five entries competing for glory at Doncaster before an expected sell-out crowd. His stable will be headlined by Irish Oaks winner Great Heavens. Sir Henry Cecil, who has won in the St Leger four times, could be represented by Royal Ascot winner Thomas Chippendale.
In other news, Gosden’s Nathaniel will be among 33 entries in the Red Mills Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown on September 8. The impressive runner nearly claimed the highly competitive King George Stakes this past weekend before succumbing late by the narrowest of margins to Danedream.
The four-year-old won the Group 1 Coral-Eclipse at Sandown last month. Ed Dunlop’s Snow Fairy may also contend in the meeting. Ballydoyle’s runners are likely to include an impressive trio of St Nicholas Abbey, Imperial Monarch, and Wading.