Who To Follow On Day Four Of The St Leger Festival

Horses To Follow - Logician and Sir Ron Priestley

The feature race of the whole festival is the Group One St Leger Stakes and in the final British Classic race of the season we have two fancied selections with one to win and another at an each way perspective.

The favourite Logician for John Gosden looks a class apart the rest of this field with he three year old colt having four starts to date and is unbeaten in all of them, only featuring in Class 3 and 4 races before landing the Group 2 Great Voltigeur Stakes.

The St Leger has been the plan for along time with this grey and Gosden has said he has came out of York in fine fettle and is ready for his first Group One test.

Our each way selection who has a huge chance is the Mark Johnston trained Sir Ron Priestley who has won five of his six starts this season with the only blemish on his record coming at Royal Ascot.

He is stepping up to Group One level for the first time like Logician but has been one of the most progressive horses of the season and is primed for another big run looking for his fourth straight victory.

Trainer To Follow - Richard Hannon

Richard Hannon over the first two days did not have a winner but heading into the fourth and final day of the festival he looks to have a superb chance to grab that first winner.

The trainer has plenty of smart two year olds in his arsenal this season and displays two of them on Saturday with the first being arguably the best horse in his stables at the moment, Threat.

This juvenile has been a strong runner in all four of his contests winning on debut and then scoring again in great fashion last time out to land the Gimcrack Stakes at York.

He finished second twice before that being narrowly headed twice in good races at Ascot and Goodwood but getting that win last time out should improve him for this test.

The other runner for the handler is Forbidden Land the progressive two year old has raced four times in his career not getting off the mark yet but threatening too heavily with two seconds and two thirds.

His latest second in a Class 4 shows how much he has come on in such a small amount of time staying on nicely over seven furlongs at Sandown and the step up to a mile is bound to suit.

Jockey To Follow - Dane O'Neill

Hamdan Al Maktoum has had a great year as an owner and has also had a superb St Leger festival to date with some nice winners and nice looking horses that will come on for their runs.

Dane O'Neill is the second string rider for the owner and has some big chances with Jim Crowley eleswhere and on the last day of the festival he has two strong entries.

The first comes in the first race of the day with with the veteran Muthmir who has been a star for William Haggas over the years and the now nine year old probably not at his best anymore but is unbeaten on both his starts at Doncaster and has shown signs of his former self recently.

The other horse of some interest for the jockey is Turjomaan, this colt is another of our selections who is fairly unexposed and very consistent having only raced four times and won three with one disqualification and finish a narrow second last time out.

Last time out at Goodwood he was very unlucky not to grab the victory just not staying the mile trip but now back a furlong should see him challenge strongly again.

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