St Leger Preview

Saturday 12th September 2020

Last Year’s Race:

Runner Guide:

1.) Berkshire Rocco

Jockey: Andrea Atzeni
Trainer: Andrew Balding
Odds: 28/1

Comments: “Placed in the Listed Derby Trial as well as the Queens Vase (behind Santiago), over four lengths behind Pyledriver when finishing fourth in the Great Voltigeur the last day, a lot to find if he’s to reverse that form here.”

2.) Dawn Patrol

Jockey: Padraig Beggy
Trainer: Aidan O’Brien
Odds: 16/1

Comments: “Third behind Pista in Leopardstown Listed race last time when odds on. Won a maiden at odds of 1/8 the time before that, still remains unexposed and has potential but needs to take a considerable step up on all known form if he’s to get involved here.”

4.) Galileo Chrome (Each-Way)

Jockey: TBC
Trainer: Joseph O’Brien
Odds: 6/1

Comments: “Won his last three outing including a five length success on his most recent outing in a Listed contest. Looks very much on the up still and could well be anything. Big player here, regular jockey Shane Crosse is replaced by Tom Marquand due to contracting Coronavirus. 

5.) Hukum (Win)

Jockey: Jim Crowley
Trainer: Owen Burrows
Odds: 7/2

Comments: “Impressive winner of the Group 3 Geoffrey Freer Stakes last time at Newbury and won the King George V Handicap at Ascot the time before. Still very unexposed and looks to have a big future for powerful connections, big player here and can make his presence felt.”

6.) Mohican Heights

Jockey: Jamie Spencer
Trainer: David Simcock
Odds: 20/1

Comments: “Well beaten in the Derby when last seen and was four lengths behind Pyledriver on seasonal reappearance the time before. A lot to find on this season’s form here and looks to be up against it.”

7.) Mythical

Jockey: Emmet McNamara
Trainer: Aidan O’Brien
Odds: 33/1

Comments: “Went off odds on for a Group 3 on his first outing of the season before being soundly beaten, hasn’t shown a great deal since and could well be on pace duty. Hard to fancy”

8.) Pyledriver

Jockey: Martin Dwyer
Trainer: William Muir
Odds: 5/2

Comments: “Emerged as the favourite for the race after impressive win in the Great Voltigeur at York last time when beating Highland Chief by over three lengths. An obvious big player here, however, there is still a question mark over whether he’ll get the trip.”

9.) Santiago

Jockey: Frankie Dettori
Trainer: Aidan O’Brien
Odds: 3/1

Comments: “Irish Derby winner who finished third in the Goodwood Cup behind Stradivarius when last seen. One of the market leaders here and is the O’Brien first string here. Last year’s winning jockey Frankie Dettori on board is another positive and he’s likely to make a very bold bid.”

10.) Subjectivist

Jockey: Joe Fanning
Trainer: Mark Johnston
Odds: 12/1

Comments: “Finished eight lengths behind Pyledriver in the Great Voltigeur on his penultimate outing, however, returned to the track ten days later in a Goodwood Group 3 where he won by 15 lengths. A bit to find on all known form but looks a lively outsider and will prove a popular each-way bet with punters.”

11.) Sunchart

Jockey: Andrew Slattery 
Trainer: Andrew Slattery
Odds: 40/1

Comments: “Solid run when finishing second behind Pista last time in a Listed race at Leopardstown. This requires a massive step up on that form though and might find it tough to live with this level of oppostion.”

12.) Tyson Fury

Jockey: Kieran Shoemark
Trainer: Richard Spencer
Odds: 50/1

Comments: “Only had one outing and that came when winning a novice event here back in July. Won well enough on that occasion but will need to progress massively if he’s to get involved here.”


HUKUM (7/2) (Win) (Finishing Position: 5th)

GALILEO CHROME (6/1) (Each-Way) (Finishing Position: 1st)




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