August 30, 2007 at 18:45 #4966
Marcus Tregoning is "pretty certain" Aqaleem will miss the St Leger according to c4 Text.
"The horse is lame, so Im pretty certain he won’t be running in the Leger, It’s too close to the race and he’s not right"August 30, 2007 at 18:59 #113047
A shame for backers as he’d have obviously had a pretty good chance. With betfair odds suggesting Soldier of Fortune is also a non-runner, the race looks pretty weak. I’ve got Lucarno down as a non stayer and think the race really could be set up for Honolulu. Can see him being about 7/4 on the day. Perhaps his biggest threat will be his stablemate Macarthur who looks sure to relish the extra distance judged on his Voltigeur run.August 30, 2007 at 19:08 #113051
Donny could have done with a classic St Leger to reopen what do people think of the other big races at the meet?August 30, 2007 at 19:12 #113052
The card on Saturday looks an absolute cracker. Champagne, Portland, Leger and the Park Stakes followed by a class 2 minor event and a couple of class 2 handicaps.August 30, 2007 at 19:18 #113054
Theyve put them together because C4 are only showing Friday and Saturday of the Leger meet so the course have moved the best races to those two daysAugust 30, 2007 at 21:07 #113069rainbow-promisesMember
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What happened to the horse?
If he is really lame can’t see him making a fast recovery, good rest and care will get him back to himself again, it’s not over yet with that horse, stating the obvious lolAugust 31, 2007 at 09:31 #113117aphardyMember
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In this age of cynicism, could it be that rather than downplay the importance of the final classic of the season, MT and the Sheikh have announced the horse lame rather than say that he won’t run?
The view after Goodwood seemed to suggest that the horse wouldn’t run anyway – "Sheikh’s unlucky race" "not certain to stay" etc – and seems as he is likely to make a decent 4-y-o, rather put him away now than chase the prize of a future stud career with a 14f classic winner weighing him down.
Just a thought…August 31, 2007 at 12:20 #113147AndyRACParticipant
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Stick him away for the Winter, then go hurdling,… I know. That’s what I’d do, not enough classy horses going hurdling.August 31, 2007 at 21:23 #113202BosranicMember
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I’m slightly peeved that Yellowstone’s a NR. I was on at 20/1 shortly after the Eclipse. O’Brien still has a great hand.August 31, 2007 at 21:27 #113203
Is there anything to suggest that Yellowstone would be either good enough or likely to stay the Leger distance. Even being generous with his rating leaves him with 6 or 7 lb to find to win a typical Leger.August 31, 2007 at 22:30 #113207BosranicMember
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Is there anything to suggest that Yellowstone would be either good enough or likely to stay the Leger distance. [b:18zmsk1j]Even being generous with his rating leaves him with 6 or 7 lb to find to win a typical Leger[/color:18zmsk1j][/b:18zmsk1j].
Have you seen this years Leger field?? Yellowstone hasn’t been stopping at the end of his 12F races, so there’s every chance he could stay 14F.
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