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2017 St Leger Trends And Free Horse Racing Tip
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2017 St Leger Trends And Free Horse Racing Tip

Established in 1776, the St Leger (15:35 16th September) is England’s oldest classic. It is run over 1 mile 6 furlongs and 114 yards, and both 3-year-old colts and fillies are eligible to run in it.


John Gosden has trained 3 of the last 10 winners

Aidan O’Brien has trained 3 of the last 16 winners

Frankie Dettori has ridden 5 of the last 22 winners

Andrea Atzeni has ridden 2 of the last 3 winners

The last 10 winners have been drawn from stalls 1 to 9

5 of the last 10 winners had won last time out

The last 10 winners had run 24 to 85 days previously

SPs of the last 10 winners ranged from 9/4 to 25/1

Runner-By-Runner Guide


Unlucky in the Epsom Derby, and his defeat of Cracksman in the Irish Derby looks top-class from with the runner-up winning both his starts since. No surprise that Ryan Moore rides him in preference to Aidan O’Brien’s other 3 runners, and an obvious chance.

Count Octave

Only fifth behind Venice Beach in the Chester Vase, but excellent second behind Stradivarius at Royal Ascot over similar trip. Beaten again since though by Call To Mind, who had been beaten by Defoe on his previous start.

Crystal Ocean

Won well on last start from a horse that had been well-beaten in Epsom Derby, whilst his earlier form behind Permian also suggests he has something to find with Capri. Late maturing type though who could just be coming to himself, and has champion jockey Jim Crowley onboard for the first time.


Trainer Roger Varian and jockey Andrea Atzeni have already teamed-up to win a St Leger, and the pair could hardly be in better form. Unbeaten in four starts this season and, though overall form isn’t as good as some in the field, he could yet be anything.

Douglas Macarthur

Well-beaten on last 3 runs and, though he looks like he’ll stay, he probably needs a few others not to. Jockey bookings also suggest he’s the fourth string of Aidan O’Brien.

Raheen House

Kept fresh for this since a good winner at Newmarket’s July Meeting, but that 1-length defeat of Desert Skyline suggests a few of these are better than him. Trainer does have a good record at Doncaster though.


Improved form on last 2 starts when upped to similar trips as today’s, however couldn’t handle Group 1 company in the Epsom Derby.


Battled hard to win at this trip at Royal Ascot, and bettered that effort when becoming a rare 3-year-old winner of the Goodwood Cup. That defeat of Big Orange suggested he was a top stayer in the making, and will surely go close if handling going back down in trip. Frankie Dettori seemingly prefers Coronet though, assuming he had the pick of John Gosden’s runners.

The Anvil

Well-beaten in the Irish Derby and Epson Derby and a possible pacemaker for Aidan O’Brien’s team.

Venice Beach

Beaten all 3 starts in Group 1 company, and has something to find on that form, even if suited by stepping up in trip. Aidan O’Brien second string on jockey bookings.


Beaten all four starts in Group 1 Company, though proximity to Enable last time suggests she’s not without a chance. That may flatter her though, but five-time St Leger winner Frankie Dettori pins his hopes on her.


The trip of 14½ furlongs has proved too far for plenty of good horses, which is why Irish Derby winner Capri is available at such big odds. However, his form has such a solid look to it, if he stays he’ll probably win, though Ryan Moore has yet to win a St Leger. The one to take advantage if he doesn’t could be Defoe, with the Roger Varian horses absolutely flying this week, and he’ll be ridden by Doncaster’s top jockey Andrea Atzeni.

Tip : Capri @ 7/2 Unibet or Betway

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