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Doncaster/Leopardstown Saturday Review: Kew Gardens Supplies Aidan O'brien With A Sixth St Leger


French Grand Prix de Paris winner Kew Gardens and the hugely promising unbeaten filly Lah Ti Dar were expected to fight out the finish to the 2018 William Hill At Leger, the world’s oldest Classic, and that proved to be the case although the market got it wrong with Ryan Moore’s mount ( 3-1 ) outstaying the 7-4 favourite who still looked far from the finished article on just her fourth start. The winner can be backed at a standout 25-1 with Ladbrokes to follow up in next month’s Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp.

What a briliant three days we had @DoncasterRaces topped off with this fabulous St Leger win from Kew Gardens

Who was your stand out performer over the three days? pic.twitter.com/gLX6UpTtDN

— ITV Racing (@itvracing) September 16, 2018

All class – Too Darn Hot lands the Champagne Stakes! @DoncasterRaces pic.twitter.com/MmqIeRr0It

— At The Races (@AtTheRaces) September 15, 2018

Lar Ti Dar’s owners Lord and Lady Lloyd-Webber may have been slightly disappointed to have found one too good in the day’s feature but in Champagne Stakes winner Too Darn Hot they have possibly the most exciting juvenile in Europe at the moment with the son of Dubawi now heading the ante-post betting for next season’s 2000 Guineas and Derby following his convincing victory in the Group 2 contest. Available at a top price 5-1 for both Classics with 888Sport the unbeaten colt is likely to step up to Group 1 company for his next start, probably in Newmarket’s Dewhurst Stakes.

All class – Too Darn Hot lands the Champagne Stakes! @DoncasterRaces pic.twitter.com/MmqIeRr0It

— At The Races (@AtTheRaces) September 15, 2018