The final Classic of the English racing season, the Cazoo St Leger, will feature a maximum of 11 runners on Saturday next, September 10, 2022.
Like this season’s Derby and Oaks, there are no previous Group One winners in the line-up. I’d imagine that represents some kind of record.
The extended 1m 6f trip often presents an unknown for many of the contenders but several of this year’s line-up have already shown themselves to be thorough stayers. As a consequence, I doubt there will be any hiding places and an attritional renewal is on the cards, especially if there is rain and the ground eases further. At present, it is described as good, good to soft in places with showers about all week.
New London is a short-priced favourite but that didn’t prevent two supplementary entries on Monday in the shape of El Habeeb and Haskoy. Here’s a guide to all the contenders.