Leading Trainers And Jockeys Thoughts After The Weekends Racing

Ryan Moore

With such a wonderful weekend of racing and the man of the moment Ryan Moore who took all the plaudits over the weekend for firstly winning the English St Leger on board kew Gardens to then rush over to Leapordstown in a helicopter to make that meeting and go on and ride a winner there.

On Sunday less than 24 hours after his win at Doncaster he claimed the Irish St Leger on board Flag of Honour giving him and Aidan O'Brien a St Leger double in the space of a day.

Here is what he had to say about the weekend and the obvious tribute to Saxon Warrior after his retirement ( Credit At The Races)

Aidan O'Brien

Following that the other main man of the weekend was the great trainer that is Aidan O'Brien with Ryan Moore picking up the St Leger double so did the Ballydoyle mastermind. However he also picked up other winners over the weekend with Rostropovich gritting in to take the Group 3 at Leapordstown with I Can Fly bettering that for the great trainer in the Group 2 Boomerang Stakes.

He wasnt finished there with many exciting runners on the Sunday at the Curragh, he only picked up he one winner but that was in tbe feature Group 1 of the day in the irish St Leger. Other horses that ran well but could only finish a close runner up was Anthony Van Dyck who ran superbly in defeat and Hermosa who finished a good third at 20/1

O'Brien summed up the weekend of obvious highs but also the low of Saxon Warrior having to be retired (Credit At The Races)

John Gosden

John Gosden also was a man who had an up and down weekend seeing a frightening performance from his 2019 Derby Entry Too Darn Hot who blitzed the field in the Group 2 Champagne Stakes to really stamp his authority on that division.

But he was let down by the performance of his potential superstar Lah Ti Dar who went off as 7/4 favourite for the St Leger to only be able to finsh second and never close enough to winner kew Gardens.

He reflects on his mixed bag of a weekend in this interview (Credit At The Races)

Jessica Harrington

Jessica Harrington is arguably the greatest dual purpose trainer around this year and her superstar of the flat season Alpha Centauri was going for her fifth straight Group 1 victory in a row at Leapordstown in the Matron Stakes where at 1/3 she was turned over.

It came to light after the race that she had unfortunately picked up an injury in the race hampering her finish but also giving the owners no other choice then to retire her.

It was a sad day for the racing world, connections of the horse and Jessica harrington, she reflects on her career in this interview (Credit At The Races)