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Aidan O'Brien declares five for St Leger at Doncaster
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Aidan O'Brien declares five for St Leger at Doncaster
on 13 September 2018
John Gosden's three-year-old filly Lah Ti Dar likely to start favourite ahead of Kew Gardens

AIDAN O'Brien is responsible for five of the 12 declarations for Saturday's William Hill St Leger at Doncaster.

As expected, the trainer's main challenger is Kew Gardens, winner of the Group 1 Grand Prix de Paris in July and placed third in the Group 2 Great Voltigeur Stakes on his most recent start under a Group 1 penalty.

Ryan Moore takes the mount on Kew Gardens, while Seamus Heffernan is aboard Southern France. Stable companions Nelson, The Pentagon and Zabriskie are among the outsiders.

The likely favourite is the John Gosden-trained filly Lah Ti Dar, the mount of Frankie Dettori. The impressive Galtres Stakes winner runs here in preference to the Prix Vermeille at ParisLongchamp on Sunday.

Charlie Appleby has declared both Loxley and Old Persian. The latter booked his ticket for the final Classic of the season when winning the Great Voltigeur at York.

Loxley finished second in the Bahrain Trophy in July but since then has won twice in France impressively and had been under consideration for the Prix Niel this weekend but will instead stay closer to home.

Having already won the Derby with Masar this season, the Godolphin trainer is aiming for a notable double.

Appleby is currently at the sales in Keeneland but confirmed to godolphin.com: “We have decided to run two in the Leger — Old Persian will be ridden by William Buick, while James Doyle will be on Loxley.”

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