The 2011 Ladbrokes St Leger if all the leading ante-post contenders take their place on the stage will look a renewal that is well up to recent standards; here we take a quick look at the leading contenders. This will be of interest to those looking for Horse racing tips.
Sea Moon is the ante-post favourite for the race and with form figures reading 2111 he still has scope for improvement; he was especially impressive in landing the noted St Leger trail the Great Voltigeur at York crushing Al Kazeem and former St Leger favourite Seville in the process. It’s interesting to note that his half-brother Brian Boru landed the 2003 St Leger and he displays similar stamina traits, there is just one proviso that he could do with a little cut in the ground.
Blue Bunting looks sure to be flying the flag for Godolphin and the fillies in the race, she’s had a terrific season landing the 1000 Guineas and the Irish and Yorkshire Oaks, being only defeated in the Oaks itself when the course was against her. She grinds out her victories and despite having an awkward head carriage is very game and genuine. She faces a tough test against the colts but is a worthy challenger.
Census is another horse like Sea Moon who will enter the final Classic of the season on the back of a very impressive victory when he swept aside Brown Panther in the Geoffrey Freer Stakes at Newbury – he should relish the trip and looks a very progressive sort.
After the leading three contenders we come two horses that have ground to make up on the leading protagonists. Seville from the Aidan O’Brien stable was at one time favourite for the race but his form appears to be tailing off and he needs to recover from a hammering at the hands Sea Moon last time out in the Great Voltigeur. Brown Panther earned many plaudits for this race when he was successful at Royal Ascot and in the process beating Census quite easily but since then he has been defeated in the German Derby and looked to be outstayed by Census last time out and there must be a question mark against his stamina in this 1M 6F contest. Look out for these in the Horse Racing betting.
Masked Marvel is one of the more interesting long priced contenders for the race and he will arrive at Doncaster a fresh horse having not run since his victory by a head over Census at Newmarket in July – he looks a possible front-runner who may well be able to stay on strongly and his handler John Gosden has an excellent recent record in the St Leger.
If all of these contenders arrive at Town Moor fit and well we are in for a cracking Ladbrokes St Leger 2011.