15:35 St Leger Stakes Odds & Tips: Betway offer 3/1 on Santiago – 12th September 2020

Pyledriver the pick for superb St Leger renewal

Horse Racing Betting

The big race of this week’s Festival at Doncaster is the St Leger Stakes, which is Race 5 on Saturday.

This is the top Group 1 Class 1 fixture which is open to 3-year-olds only. The distance is 1m 6½f for the contents.

There are 12 runners declared for the trip and only just lining up as the current market favourite is SANTIAGO ahead of big key competitors Pyledrive and Hukum.

Last year’s winner of the feature race was LOGICIAN who scored from a 5/6 odds-on SP ( L Dettori / J H M Gosden).

St Leger Stakes Odds

Santiago 3/1
Pyledriver 10/3
Hukum 10/3
Galileo Chrome 4/1
Dawn Patrol 16/1
Subjectivist 16/1
Mohican heights 16/1
Berkshire Rocco 28/1
Tyson Fury 40/1
Mythical 40/1
Sunchart 50/1
English King n/r
* (betting odds taken from Betway at 22:07 GMT on Friday, 11th September 2020)

Horse Racing Betting at Betway

Santiago the narrow 3/1 FAV for St Leger Stakes

Breaking the race down it looks at most as if it could be a three or four-horse race if things play out as the market expects it to.

SANTIAGO is a very narrow 3/1 favourite at the moment for the trip* (betting odds taken from Betway at 22:07 GMT on Friday, 11th September 2020).

He has hit top form and he has last year’s winning jockey Frankie Dettori guiding him for this one.

On his return to action, he got a score in the Queen’s Vase at Royal Ascot. He then shrugged off a quick return to score eight days later at the Irish Derby.

The last run that Santiago had was at the Goodwood Cup where he wasn’t quite as settled, taking third place.

But he was up against some more experienced competitors in that one and wasn’t disgraced at all. He should be a threat.



Pyledriver a big player in St Leger Stakes

Under a 3lb penalty, the last time out PYLEDRIVER put a very convincing win on the board in the Great Voltigeur at York in August.

He ran like he wasn’t carrying a penalty at all, that was how good it was.

That win added to a score at the King Edward VII Stakes at Royal Ascot as well.

That recent score at York, however, was hugely important for him, because sandwiched in between his two wins this season was a poor effort in the Derby.

Pyledriver is an obvious pick for the shortlist in this one at 10/3 odds* (betting odds taken from Betway at 22:07 GMT on Friday, 11th September 2020).

Hukum a big contender also

One thing that HUKUM has already proved is that he is Group 1 class. Hands down, easy. At Royal Ascot this year he put together a good run, also a reappearance run, to claim a handicap win.

But he followed that up with a massively impressive win at the Geoffrey Freer at Newbury, which basically confirmed that he belongs at the top level.

This is the kind of sphere in which he should flourish and realistically makes up the big three at the 10/3 quote* (betting odds taken from Betway at 22:07 GMT on Friday, 11th September 2020).

Galileo Chrome to make his presence felt?

There should be a good challenge on the way from GALILEO CHROME on Saturday as well in the St Leger. He makes up the best of the chasing pack, and that is based on him having won all three starts this season.

The last one of those was at Navan where he unleashed his very best to score by five lengths in a Listed fixture.

He enjoyed the progress up to a 13f trip as well in that one.

He’s not out of the picture in this, but faces some very stiff company as expected, but is a 4/1 shot* (betting odds taken from Betway at 22:07 GMT on Friday, 11th September 2020).

Can Mohican Heights put poor Deby behind him?

After a good juvenile career, winning both starts, it hasn’t quite happened for MOHICAN HEIGHTS just yet as a three-year-old.

He faced Pyledriver in the Royal Ascot King Edward, finishing third, but he was no-where near challenging his opponent for the win.

Mohican Heights then followed that up with a visit to the Derby and he didn’t put together any kind of run there.

But if he can build on those experiences that, coupled with the promise he showed as a juvenile, he could be an interesting entry from 16/1* (betting odds taken from Betway at 22:07 GMT on Friday, 11th September 2020)

Rest of the Runners

BERKSHIRE ROCCO will enjoy coming back up to this trip. He returned to action this year by taking second-place finishes in the Lingfield Derby Trial and then in the Queen’s Vase (beaten by English King and Santiago respectively). He was last seen in the Great Voltigeur and took fourth behind Pyledriver.

DAWN PATROL has been in the frame in each of his four trips this season. He has been making steady progress, securing a third in the Irish Derby before getting off the mark at Naas. There appeared to be a little step backwards in a Listed effort at Leopardstown last time out, however.

SUBJECTIVIST scored on his last trip and the one thing about him, is that he can’t be faulted for stamina. It was a commanding win at Hamilton (Group 3) that Subjectivist got on his last run and was never ever in trouble in the fixture. He’s a smart runner.

SUNCHART has rattled the crossbar on his last couple of efforts. One of those was in a Listed fixture at Leopardstown when he took second place. He had Dawn Patrol a place behind him in that one. May fall short against the top quality in this field.

TYSON FURY is unexposed as he scored on his debut here at Doncaster and that is it for him. It was a good win against some opponents who have gone on to do good things. But this is considered out of his class.

Predictions & Tips for St Leger Stakes Racing Odds

What a line up we have here and that is without the non-runner English King. We are not quite there with the current favourite SANTIAGO to start with. That is for the win at least, but he should be strong enough to claim a place.

But we are for PYLEDRIVER whose win at the Great Voltiguer was just as commanding and brilliant as it gets. Considering that was under penalty as well, he probably has a lot more to come and is a key player for this one.

The other is HUKUM who confirmed his Group 1 contender ability with that recent win at the Geoffrey Freer, so there is no way that he can’t make it to the shortlist.

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