Tyson Fury Eyeing Up The St Leger

Tyson Fury

Trainer Richard Spencer has targeted the St Leger at Doncaster as the big race for new recruit Tyson Fury who is obviously named after the Heavy Weight Champion.

The Newmarket handler had explained that back in February the two-time heavyweight world champion of the world had given his blessing for a horse to be named after him, with part owner Phil Cunningham being friendly with a member of Fury’s team.

Fury was not seen straight away on a racecourse and was patiently waited on by Spencer but at the start of July at Doncaster he was unleashed and bolted up at odds of 20/1.

(Credit AtTheRaces) Richard Spencer said:“He has been cantering daily since his run. There are no immediate plans yet – we just need to see how the ground is, as we are not going to run him on anything quick.

“We could go for the Geoffrey Freer at Newbury or the Great Voltigeur at York, but equally we could go for a novice. He won’t run anywhere unless the ground is perfect for him.

“He needs another run before we go to the St Leger.”

The trainer is hoping that the Gypsy King will visit his stables ahead of the big race and with the three year old needing to run again before the St Leger he may be a horse to watch out for.

He added: “He is one that we like a lot and he has come out of the Doncaster race really well.

“He held a Derby entry for two years and we couldn’t get him there because of the Covid-19 pandemic. We took our time, the owners have been very patient and it has been worth waiting for.

“Hopefully he is still an exciting horse – not just for the rest of this year. He only wants to have another couple of runs this year as he his a big horse and stands at 17 hands – he will be nicer horse next year.”