The battle between John Gosden and Aidan O’Brien has reached new heights in the 2019 Flat campaign. The two top trainers will lock horns again in the St Leger which is the top race at Doncaster on Saturday. Lots of attention will be on Town Moor but let’s not forget that the Irish Champion Stakes will be on in Ireland. We have reviewed those two top horse races for you here. To find other best betting tips.
St Leger & Irish Champion Chase Betting Tips
3:35pm Doncaster – St Leger Tips (Group 1)
Logician is still unbeaten after the first four career starts. The last time out he won the Great Voltigeur Stakes at York and bookmakers clearly believe it has what is needed to secure the first win in a row at Doncaster. He is currently at Evens with bet365 to give John Gosden the first success in this race since 2011.
Surely this 1m 6f 115y will suit well Logician but there are some other top races in the field too. Aidan O’Brien’s trainee Sir Dragonet doesn’t look particularly appealing at 11/4 with William Hill bookmakers.
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After winning the Chester Vase, Sir Dragonet was disappointing in the Derby where he only finished in fifth place. He was also well beaten in Group 3 company last time out so, in our opinion, it will be Il Paradiso that can give more trouble to Logician. He is also representing O’Brien and won over two miles at the Curragh. Last time out he was given a challenging test in the Lonsdale Cup where ended third to Stradivarius. This should be a rather easier test so looks great value at 7/1 with bet365.
Outside the top three in the betting market, we find Mark Johnston’s Sir Ron Priestley, who is available at 12/1 with bet365. He was a Group 3 winner at Goodwood in his last race and surely has an excellent gallop and might be considered for an each-way punt. Technician and Dashing Willoughby are both at 18/1 with BetVictor and add more depth in what should be a cracking renewal of the last Classic of the flat season.
4:15pm Leopardstown – Irish Champion Stakes Tips (Group 1)
Looking at the stats it is impressive to note that Aidan O’Brien hasn’t won the Irish Champion Stakes since 2011. That year he won with So You Think, and the master of Ballydoyle will be keen to taste glory again on Saturday. O’Brien will be represented by the classy Magical who can be backed at 15/8 with BetVictor bookmakers.
In the last two starts couldn’t cope with Enable. Magical was also defeated by Crystal Ocean in the Prince Of Wales’s Stakes at Royal Ascot. Since both those two horses won’t be in this race, Magical is the one to beat on Saturday.
Derby winner Anthony Van Dyck hasn’t been able to emulate his great performance recently but will be another opportunity for O’Brien. He is currently at 12/1 with BetVictor, and to land glory, he would have to do a lot better than his disappointing display in King George at Ascot.
Mark Johnston’s Elarqam was a winner at the York Stakes two runs ago. He did well in the Juddmonte International Stakes when he finished in third place. He is available at 7/2 with 888Sport, and in our opinion, it has what it takes to challenge Magical in this race.
Roger Charlton’s Headman recorded a win in France last time out. He is now at 4/1 with Paddy Power to keep the momentum here but the feeling is that there are better horses in the field. Kevin Predergast’s Madhmoon is also coming to this race on the back of a win and available at 6/1 with Betfred.
2019 St Leger Odds
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