Ladbrokes St Leger
Group 1, Doncaster 15:50
£650,000 added,
3yo only,
1m 6f 132y, Class 1
Saturday 12th September 2015

Mr Singh into 7/1 to win the St Ledger after winning the Bahrain Trophy

Jul 3 Last year's Racing Post Trophy winner Elm Park began this campaign in promising fashion when chasing home Golden Horn and Jack Hobbs in the Dante Stakes at York in May, but he had no answer to the John Gosden duo when they met in the Investec Derby at Epsom on June 6.

Elm Park
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Elm Park

Elm Park set off at a furious pace and while Andrea Atzeni tried to take his mount back and conserve some energy, his effort petered out 2f from home and he managed to beat just one rival home.
Balding says he has no regrets about running in the Derby on fast ground and he is happy with Elm Park's well-being since.

"He was pretty sore after the Derby. The ground was quick enough for him and nothing went right for him, but he's had some time off and some veterinary attention and is back trotting now," the trainer told At The Races.

"The Derby is the one race you only get one shot at, so I don't regret running and we always knew we'd be able to give him plenty of time after the race if things didn't work out."

Storm The Stars
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Storm The Stars
Jul 15 Storm The Stars could head for Classic compensation in the St Leger following his third consecutive placed run in Group One company.

Third in the Investec Derby and second in the Irish equivalent, the William Haggas-trained colt took minor honours in the Grand Prix de Paris at Longchamp behind two previously unbeaten horses in Erupt and Ampere.

Storm The Stars holds an entry in the Betway Great Voltigeur Stakes York but as he has now had seven races already this season, he is expected to go straight to Doncaster for the final Classic of the season on September 12.

"We were hoping he'd win, but he ran a very good race and I think he's been beaten by two very good horses," said Bruce Raymond, racing manager to owner Sheikh Juma Dalmook Al Maktoum.

"I imagine William will wait for the St Leger."

Jun 28 Bondi Beach completed a quick big-race double for trainer Aidan O'Brien and jockey Seamie Heffernan with a gutsy victory in the At The Races Curragh Cup at the County Kildare course on June 28.

Having lifted the Pretty Polly Stakes with Diamondsandrubies, O'Brien and Heffernan took Group Three honours with Bondi Beach (7-1), who withheld stablemate Order Of St George in a tight finish.

Order Of St George
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Order Of St George

O'Brien said: "They look two proper St Leger horses, and have pulled right away as well. The mile and six furlongs helped Bondi Beach and Seamie gave him a great ride.

"Order Of St George was entitled to get tired. He was ready in the spring and then got a temperature. He could go for something like the Voltigeur at York, while the winner may not need another run (before Doncaster).

"Seamie has been with us since the start. He's a world-class rider and always was, and has been riding big-race winners for us for so long. He's a massive part of the team and nobody deserves it (big-race double) more than him."

Ladbrokes St Leger Stakes 2014
£650,000 added, 3yo only, 1m 6f 132y, Class 1
12 ran
Going: Good, Good to Soft in places

Pos   Dist Horse SP Jockey Wgt Trainer
1st (4) Kingston Hill 9/4f
Andrea Atzeni
9-1 R Varian
2nd (14) Romsdal 13/2
William Buick
9-1 J H M Gosden
3rd (7) 2 Snow Sky 11/2
James Doyle
9-1 Sir Michael Stoute
4th (3) nk Windshear 13/2
R Hughes
9-1 Richard Hannon
5th (2) Marzocco (USA) 50/1
R Havlin
9-1 J H M Gosden
6th (13) hd Forever Now 14/1
L Dettori
9-1 J H M Gosden
7th (6) Hartnell 12/1
J Fanning
9-1 M Johnston
8th (5) Alex My Boy (IRE) 14/1
S De Sousa
9-1 M Johnston
9th (12) Kings Fete 12/1
R L Moore
9-1 Sir Michael Stoute
10th (11) ¾ Somewhat (USA) 33/1
F Norton
9-1 M Johnston
11th (10) Grandduke-oftuscany (IRE) 20/1
C O'Donoghue
9-1 A P O'Brien
12th (9) 1 Scotland (GER) 16/1
Jim Crowley
9-1 A M Balding
WN (1) Odeon 33/1
G Lee
9-1 J G Given
NR (8) Min Alemarat (IRE)
Martin Harley
9-1 M Botti

LADBROKES ST LEGER ROLL OF HONOUR (1946-2013)
Year Horse Trainer Jockey Owner SP Ran

2014 KINGSTON HILL Roger Varian Andrea Atzeni Paul Smith 9/4F 12
2013 LEADING LIGHT Aidan O’Brien Joseph O’Brien Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor 7/2F 11
2012 ENCKE Mahmood Al Zarooni Mickael Barzalona Godolphin 25/1 9
2011 MASKED MARVEL John Gosden William Buick Bjorn Nielsen 15/2 9
2010 ARCTIC COSMOS John Gosden William Buick Rachel Hood & Robin Geffen 12/1 10
2009 MASTERY Saeed bin Suroor Ted Durcan Godolphin 14/1 8
2008 CONDUIT Sir Michael Stoute Frankie Dettori Ballymacoll Stud 8/1 14
2007 LUCARNO John Gosden Jimmy Fortune George Strawbridge 7/2 10
2006** SIXTIES ICON Jeremy Noseda Frankie Dettori Susan Roy 11/8F 11
2005 SCORPION Aidan O’Brien IRE Frankie Dettori Sue Magnier & Michael Tabor 10/11F 6
2004 RULE OF LAW Saeed bin Suroor Kerrin McEvoy Godolphin 3/1JF 9
2003 BRIAN BORU Aidan O’Brien IRE Jamie Spencer Sue Magnier 5/4F 12
2002 BOLLIN ERIC Tim Easterby Kevin Darley Sir Neil & Lady Westbrook 7/1 8
2001 MILAN Aidan O’Brien IRE Michael Kinane Michael Tabor & Sue Magnier 13/8F 10
2000 MILLENARY John Dunlop Richard Quinn Neil Jones 11/4F 11
1999 MUTAFAWEQ Saeed bin Suroor Richard Hills Godolphin 11/2 9
1998 NEDAWI Saeed bin Suroor John Reid Godolphin 5/2F 9
1997 SILVER PATRIARCH John Dunlop Pat Eddery Peter Winfield 5/4F 10
1996 SHANTOU John Gosden Frankie Dettori Sheikh Mohammed 8/1 11
1995 CLASSIC CLICHE Saeed bin Suroor Frankie Dettori Godolphin 100/30F 10
1994 MOONAX Barry Hills Pat Eddery Sheikh Mohammed 40/1 8
1993 BOB'S RETURN Mark Tompkins Philip Robinson Jackie Smith 3/1F 9
1992 USER FRIENDLY Clive Brittain George Duffield Bill Gredley 7/4F 7
1991 TOULON Andre Fabre FR Pat Eddery Khalid Abdullah 5/2F 10
1990 SNURGE Paul Cole Richard Quinn Martyn Arbib 7/2 8
1989* MICHELOZZO Henry Cecil Steve Cauthen Charles St George 6/4F 8
1988 MINSTER SON Neil Graham Willie Carson Lady Beaverbrook 15/2 6
1987 REFERENCE POINT Henry Cecil Steve Cauthen Louis Freedman 4/11F 7
1986 MOON MADNESS John Dunlop Pat Eddery Duchess of Norfolk 9/2 8
1985 OH SO SHARP Henry Cecil Steve Cauthen Sheikh Mohammed 8/11F 6
1984 COMMANCHE RUN Luca Cumani Lester Piggott Ivan Allan 7/4F 11
1983 SUN PRINCESS Dick Hern Willie Carson Sir Michael Sobell 11/8F 10
1982 TOUCHING WOOD Tom Jones Paul Cook Maktoum Al Maktoum 7/1 15
1981 CUT ABOVE Dick Hern Joe Mercer Sir John Astor 28/1 7
1980 LIGHT CAVALRY Henry Cecil Joe Mercer Jim Joel 3/1 7
1979 SON OF LOVE Robert Collet FR Alain Lequeux A Rolland 20/1 17
1978 JULIO MARINER Clive Brittain Edward Hide Marcos Lemos 28/1 14
1977 DUNFERMLINE Dick Hern Willie Carson The Queen 10/1 13
1976 CROW Angel Penna FR Yves Saint-Martin Daniel Wildenstein 6/1CF 15
1975 BRUNI Ryan Price Tony Murray Charles St George 9/1 12
1974 BUSTINO Dick Hern Joe Mercer Lady Beaverbrook 11/10F 10
1973 PELEID Bill Elsey Frankie Durr Bill Behrens 28/1 13
1972 BOUCHER Vincent O'Brien IRE Lester Piggott Ogden Phipps 3/1 7
1971 ATHENS WOOD Tom Jones Lester Piggott Mrs John Rogerson 5/2 8
1970 NIJINSKY Vincent O'Brien IRE Lester Piggott Charles Engelhard 2/7F 9
1969 INTERMEZZO Harry Wragg Ron Hutchinson Gerry Oldham 7/1 11
1968 RIBERO Fulke Johnson Houghton Lester Piggott Charles Engelhard 100/30 8
1967 RIBOCCO Fulke Johnson Houghton Lester Piggott Charles Engelhard 7/2 9
1966 SODIUM George Todd Frankie Durr R J Sigita 7/1 9
1965 PROVOKE Dick Hern Joe Mercer John Astor 28/1 11
1964 INDIANA Jack Watts Jimmy Lindley Charles Engelhard 100/7 15
1963 RAGUSA Paddy Prendergast IRE Garnet Bougoure Jim Mullion 2/5F 7
1962 HETHERSETT Dick Hern Harry Carr Major Lionel Holliday 100/8 15
1961 AURELIUS Noel Murless Lester Piggott Mrs V Lilley 9/2 13
1960 ST PADDY Noel Murless Lester Piggott Sir Victor Sassoon 4/6F 9
1959 CANTELO Charles Elsey Edward Hide William Hill 100/7 11
1958 ALCIDE Cecil Boyd-Rochfort Harry Carr Sir Humphrey de Trafford 4/9F 8
1957 BALLYMOSS Vincent O’Brien IRE T P Burns Jock McShain 8/1 16
1956 CAMBREMER George Bridgland FR Freddie Palmer R B Strassburger 8/1 13
1955 MELD Cecil Boyd-Rochfort Harry Carr Lady Zia Wernher 10/11F 8
1954 NEVER SAY DIE Joe Lawson Charlie Smirke Robert Sterling Clark 100/30 16
1953 PREMONITION Cecil Boyd-Rochfort Eph Smith W P Wyatt 10/1 11
1952 TULYAR Marcus Marsh Charlie Smirke H H Aga Khan III 10/11F 12
1951 TALMA II Charles Semblat FR Rae Johnstone Marcel Boussac 7/1 18
1950 SCRATCH II Charles Semblat FR Rae Johnstone Marcel Boussac 9/2 15
1949 RIDGE WOOD Noel Murless Michael Beary G R H Smith 100/7 16
1948 BLACK TARQUIN Cecil Boyd-Rochfort Edgar Britt W Woodward 15/2 14
1947 SAYAJIRAO Fred Armstrong Edgar Britt Maharaja Of Baroda 9/2 11
1946 AIRBOURNE Dick Perryman Tommy Lowrey Jock Ferguson 3/1 11
* Run at Ayr
** Run at York

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