Runners and riders confirmed for the St Leger at Doncaster

Runners and riders confirmed for the St Leger at Doncaster on Saturday – plus a big race and a free bet

Gregory (left) and Arrest: key players in Saturday’s Betfred St Leger at Doncaster Gregory (left) and Arrest: key players in Saturday’s Betfred St Leger at Doncaster Arrest face eight rivals in the final of the British season after nine players were reported to Betfred St Leger (3.35) at Doncaster on Saturday.

   The son of Frankel was last seen winning the Group 3 Geoffrey Freer Stakes at Newbury and was backed by Leger, who favored the recent wet weather and Frankie Dettori’s decision to change rides and team up with John and Thady Gosden after three years in training. . – old Owned by Juddmonte, Arrest has won four of his eight career starts, with two disappointments in the Derby at Epsom and the King Edward VII Stakes at Royal Ascot when he won last time out. Dettori, who is preparing for the final St Leger before he retires later this year, originally chose team-mate Gregory to ride in Group 1, but Kieran Shoemark will now fill that spot. 

   Royal Ascot winner Gregory in the Queen’s Vase under Dettori had his unbeaten run ended when third from five in the Group 2 Great Voltigeur Stakes at York last month. The Gosden team will be looking to win the race for the first time since 2019 and will also rely on two-time winner Middle Earth, ridden by Classic-winning jockey Oisin Murphy.

   The King and Queen with the Desert Hero after the charge of King George V The King and Queen with Desert Hero after the King George V Stakes at Royal Ascot Credit: Edward Whitaker Meanwhile, Desert Hero, another Royal Ascot winner in June, is trying to become the first Royal Classic winner since Dunfermline landed the St Leger in 1977.

   The William Haggas-trained three-year-old hit 18-1.In the King George V Stakes at the Royal Meeting, before continuing in the Group Gordon Stakes at Glorious Goodwood. Desert Hero was cleared by a neck from the Godolphin-owned Chesspiece, who is once again racing for Simon and Ed Crisford. Ballydoyle master Aidan O’Brien will hold a strong hand as he looks to win for the first time since his success at Kew Gardens in 2018.

   The coach is represented by Alexandroupolis, Continuous, Denmark and Tower of London. Now riding a combination of soft ground and Dettori, Arrest has emerged as joint favorite for the Doncaster Classic and is now 10-3 (5-1), with Coral sitting ahead of stablemate Gregory (5-2). about betting.

   The firm’s David Stevens said: “With his best form achieved on a softer course, it is no great surprise that the arrest gives Frankie Dettori his last chance to win the St Leger and the Italian’s decision resulted in his leg joining that of Gregory. Doncaster tops. the betting.” “Add the first classic runner to the king and queen and Saturday’s race has all the makings of a classic treat.” Betfred St Leger Runners and Riders Alexandropol TBC Arrest Frankie Dettori Chess piece James Doyle Persistent TB Danish TBC Tom Marquand, Hero of the Wilderness Gregory Kieran Shoemark Oisin Murphy Centre Tower of London TBC

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