WILLIAM MUIR’S Pyledriver attempts to complete his fairytale rise with Classic success in the St Leger tomorrow, after victories in the King Edward VII Stakes at Royal Ascot and the Great Voltigeur at York.
He will face the might of Ballydoyle, with Aidan O’Brien three-handed as he aims to win the Leger for a seventh time. Irish Derby hero Santiago heads his team, completed by Dawn Patrol and Mythical.
Joseph O’Brien’s Galileo Chrome and Sunchart, trained by Andy Slattery, are the other Irish-based runners.
Ed Walker has declared English King, but the Lingfield Derby Trial victor is more likely to go to France for Sunday’s Juddmonte Grand Prix de Paris at ParisLongchamp.
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■ CORAL has introduced John Gosden’s unbeaten filly Indigo Girl into its betting for next year’s 1,000 Guineas at 20/1, following victory in yesterday’s May Hill Stakes at Doncaster.
■ CHARLIE APPLEBY’S stable star Ghaiyyath, unbeaten in four starts this year, will face five rivals in a red-hot renewal of the Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown tomorrow.