Wednesday 7 December 2016

Sea Moon hot favourite for Doncaster on Saturday

Published 08/09/2011 | 12:26

In form Sea Moon heads a field of nine for the Ladbrokes St Leger at Doncaster on Saturday.

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The Sir Michael Stoute-trained colt staked a massive claim for honours in the oldest Classic when taking the Great Voltigeur Stakes by a staggering eight lengths at York last month.

Olivier Peslier gets the leg up on Khalid Abdullah's three-year-old due to stable jockey Ryan Moore being injured as the Frenchman attempts to win the St Leger for the first time.

Richard Hughes, who was in the saddle at York, has stayed loyal to his father-in-law Richard Hannon and will partner Census.

Highclere Thoroughbred Racing's colt booked his place with victory in the Geoffrey Freer at Newbury where he defeated Brown Panther.

Tom Dascombe's stable star will again be in opposition in a bid to give soccer ace Michael Owen a first Classic success.

Godolphin's three-pronged attack is led by three-time Group One winner Blue Bunting.

The mount of Frankie Dettori, the 1000 Guineas and Irish Oaks heroine tries to become the first filly to beat the colts on Town Moor since User Friendly in 1992.

Sheikh Mohammed's operation are also represented by Genius Beast and Rumh.

John Gosden, successful 12 months ago with Arctic Cosmos, is double-handed with Masked Marvel and Buthelezi.

Seville will be Aidan O'Brien's sole representative after the Irish trainer took out Freedom and Wonder Of Wonders at the final declaration stage.

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