Horse Racing By Jon Ivan-Duke

Punters Keeping Powder Dry

Punters are keeping their cash in their pocket ahead of the English St Leger and Irish St Leger, with Order Of St George scuppering the markets for the bookmakers.


“Punters are waiting to see where Order Of St George will run before placing their bets,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.


In the Irish Champion Stakes, William Hill report that Golden Horn is easily the most popular horse in the race, while Gleneagles is very weak.


“Punters are understandably cautious about Gleneagles when he might produce another Houdini act and disappear before the race,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke. “Golden Horn is a really solid favourite for one of the best races of the season.”



*Prices Subject To Change – Please see 5.30pm release for Tomorrow’s Early Prices*




St Leger: 5-2 Bondi Beach, Storm The Stars, 11-4 Order Of St George, 7-1 Fields Of Athenry, 9-1 Simple Verse, 25-1 Vengeur Masque, 33-1 Medrano, 66-1 Proposed, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3)


At The Races Champagne Stakes: Evens Emotionless, 3-1 Ibn Malik, 4-1 Palawan, 10-1 Mohab, 12-1 Beaverbrook, 25-1 Kentuckyconnection, 66-1 Lex Talionis, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2)


Saint Gobain Weber Park Stakes: 4-1 Safety Check, 9-2 Limato, 6-1 Home Of The Brave, Ivawood, 9-1 Lightning Moon, 11-1 Breton Rock, 12-1 Coulsty, 14-1 Cable Bay, Naadirr, 16-1 Code Red, 20-1 Ansgar, 25-1 Markaz, Tupi, 33-1 Toocoolforschool, 66-1 Brazos, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)


Portland: 6-1 B Fifty Two, 9-1 George Dryden, 10-1 Highland Acclaim, Suzi’s Connoisseur, 12-1 Another Wise Kid, Bogart, Fast Track, 14-1 Lucky Beggar, 16-1 Barnet Fair, Distant Past, Kimberella, 20-1 Harry Hurricane, Pipers Note, Secretinthepark, Steps, 25-1 Gran Canaria Queen, Robot Boy, Tangerine Trees, 33-1 Ashpan Sam, Indescribable, Willbeme, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3,4)




Coolmore Fastnet Rock Matron Stakes: Evens Legatissimo, 11-4 Amazing Maria, 9-1 Euro Charline, 14-1 Raydara, 16-1 Ainippe, Brooch, Cladocera, 33-1 Iveagh Gardens, Military Angel, 66-1 Steip Amach, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)


Qipco Irish Champion Stakes: 15-8 Golden Horn, 3-1 Free Eagle, 5-1 Gleneagles, 9-1 The Grey Gatsby, 10-1 Cirrus Des Aigles, Found, 14-1 Highland Reel, Pleascach, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)


Curragh (Sunday)


Palmerstown House Estate Irish St Leger: 11-4 Order Of St George, 4-1 Agent Murphy, 6-1 Brown Panther, Forgotten Rules, 7-1 Second Step, 8-1 Kingfisher, 14-1 Gospel Choir, 16-1 Sea Moon, 20-1 Wicklow Brave, 33-1 Vent De Force, 100-1 Good Tradition, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)