Classic form may hold the key to the Ladbrokes St Leger with Libertarian, Talent and Secret Gesture
The Derby second is currently quoted at 10/1 for the final classic of the season. Libertarian finished strongly at Epsom and looks like he will love ever extra yard that the St Leger will provide. The odds of 10/1 with the sponsors Ladbrokes reflects his disappointing run in the Irish Derby. Crockford is certain that this is something that he can put behind when he races at Doncaster in September.
Talent the Oaks winner at Epsom is quoted at 20/1 with BetVictor to claim a second classic. Her stablemate Secret Gesture who finished second to Talent in the fillies Classic is priced at 25/1 with the sponsors. The Oaks winner like the Derby Second ran badly in Ireland and now may well be mistakenly being overlooked by punters. Ralph Beckett’s fillies will be real contenders if they make the line up of the final Classic.
(Featured Photograph – Libertarian after the Derby by Stuart Rice)