Voltigeur winner Idaho now odds-on for Leger glory
The Great Voltigeur winner Idaho heads Coral’s betting for Saturday’s Ladbrokes St Leger at 4-5, following the latest entry stage for the Doncaster Classic. The well-backed Muntahaa is next in the betting at 5-1, ahead of Housesofparliament and Red Verdon, both 8-1.
“Idaho has been a firm favourite for the season’s final Classic since his York success last month, and looks set to be sent off odds-on on Saturday, while Muntahaa has emerged as the clear each-way alternative to the market leader, having halved in price to 5-1 in the last 24 hours,” said Coral’s David Stevens.
Switching codes, Dan Skelton is 33-1 (from 66-1) for the National Hunt trainers’ championship, with his mentor Paul Nicholls the 8-11 favourite to retain his crown.
“No lesser judge than Paul Nicholls has tipped Dan Skelton to have a big season, and punters have followed the champion trainer’s lead, forcing us to halve the latter’s odds to 33-1,” said Coral’s David Stevens.
**Ladbrokes St Leger
4-5 Idaho, 5 Muntahaa, 8 Housesofparliament, Red Verdon, 16 Sword Fighter, Ventura Storm, 25 Ormito, 33 Harbour Law, Triplicate, 40 Kellstorm, The Major General, Unicorn, 50 Harrison, 66 The Tartan Spartan,
**Ladbrokes Mallard Handicap
5 Desert Encounter, 6 Wall Of Fire, 8 Fabricate, Parliamentarian, 10 Argus, Battersea, 12 Seamour, 14 Amour De Nuit, Dawn Missile, 16 A Soldier’s Life, First Mohican, Life Less Ordinary, Mr Singh, Oriental Fox, Polarisation, 20 Bar
**250th Doncaster Cup
9-4 Mizzou, 5 Quest For More, 11-2 Clever Cookie, Clondaw Warrior, 7 Trip To Paris, 10 Sheikhzayedroad, Simple Verse, St Michel, 12 Wicklow Brave, 14 Burmese, Curbyourenthusiasm, 20 Purple Magic, 33 Bar
**QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes
2 Minding, 3 Harzand, 9-2 Almanzor, 11-2 Highland Reel, 6 Fascinating Rock, 7 Found, New Bay, 12 US Army Ranger, 14 Hawkbill, Moonlight Magic, 16 Success Days, 20 The Grey Gatsby,
**Coolmore Fastnet Rock Matron Stakes
11-8 Qemah, 9-2 Alice Springs, 6 Persuasive, 7 Nemoralia, Somehow, 10 Jet Setting, 12 Ervedya, 14 Now Or Never, 16 Amazing Maria, Rose De Pierre, Tanaza
**NH Trainers’ Championship
8-11 P Nicholls, 6-4 W Mullins, 7 N Henderson, 33 (from 66) D Skelton, 40 P Hobbs, D Pipe, J O’Neill
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