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St Leger outright odds: Arrest leads the way with Continuous

Doncaster's St Leger Festival is one of the most prestigious race weeks of the British horse racing calendar and it features the final flat classic of the season.

The St Leger is the oldest of the flat classics and it’s a race run at the longest distance with a trip of one-mile-six-and-a-half-furlongs.

The Town Moor contest provides the ultimate stamina test for three-year-olds and there are no shortage of contenders ahead of this year’s renewal, which takes place on Saturday 16th September 2023.

Here we take a look at the latest odds and leading contenders.

WhatSt Leger
WhereDoncaster Racecourse
WhenSaturday 16th September 2023
How to watchITV Racing, Sky Sports Racing & bet365 Sports Live Streaming
OddsArrest 3/1, Continuous 3/1, Gregory 9/2, Desert Hero 11/2, Middle Earth 8/1  

Arrest @ 3/1

John & Thady Gosden have the hotly-fancied in Gregory and the training father and son can also call on 3/1 favourite Arrest.

The son of Frankel firmly entered the classic picture with a smooth victory in the Group 3 Geoffrey Freer Stakes at Newbury last time out and that proved the three-year-old’s liking for staying trips.

That run was a massively improved showing from Arrest, but there were excuses at Ascot and in the Derby previously and, if the son of Frankel can handle the occasion, it would be no surprise to see a big run.
 

Continuous @ 3/1

Continuous was the horse who won the Great Voltigeur Stakes at York and Aidan O'Brien’s charge is priced at 3/1 here.

The son of Heart's Cry has some high-class form in the Dante at York and King Edward VII at Royal Ascot, but a step up in trip always looked likely to bring about improvement from the three-year-old.

Continuous stayed on well when winning at York last time out and there was the indication that the likely easier ground at Doncaster would see O’Brien’s chance to better effect.

He goes to Town Moor with an excellent chance and there looks little doubt that he will stay the trip.

Gregory @ 9/2

Gregory was unraced as a two-year-old, but John & Thady Gosden’s charge won his first three career starts.

The son of a Derby winner, he won a novice race at Haydock before following up in the listed Cocked Hat Stakes at Goodwood and the three-year-old has certainly created a good impression.

Gregory kept on well to win the Group 2 Queen’s Vase at Royal Ascot and, with that race staged over the one-mile-and-six-furlong distance, the Gosdens' runner has stamina in the bag.

The son of Golden Horn was beaten at York in the Great Voltigeur Stakes last time out, and although that was a disappointing run, he was keeping on over a trip that was probably short of Gregory’s best.

The Gosdens' runner heads to Doncaster at a much-fancied 9/2.

Desert Hero @ 11/2

At 11/2 Desert Hero is next in the betting.

The son of Sea The Stars has created a good impression this season, winning the Group 3 Gordon Stakes at Goodwood and taking down the King George V Stakes at Royal Ascot.

William Haggas’ charge certainly wasn’t stopping at the line at Goodwood last time out and it would be no surprise if there was further improvement to come moving up in trip.

The three-year-old runs in the colours of the King and would provide a royal winner at Doncaster.

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