Camelot tops St Leger entries

Updated: July 25, 2012

Camelot’s bid for horse racing immorality is on track as the Aidan O’Brien trained colt topped the 36 entries for the Ladbrokes St Leger at Doncaster on September 15th.

Having landed three classics already this season, Camelot is set to try and become the first horse since the immortal Nijinsky to land the Triple Crown of 2000 Guineas, Derby and St Leger, A feat not achieved since 1970.

The son of Montjeu is one of a number of entries from Ballydoyle along with the likes of Imperial Monarch, Astrology and Athens, as Aidan O’Brien looks to continue his dominance on the English classics this season.

John Godsen, who was himself in classic winning form at the Curragh last weekend, could be represented by Irish Oaks winner Great Heavens, Shantaram, Michelangelo, Dartford and Thought Worthy.

Speaking at the announcement of the entries Mark Spincer, managing director at Doncaster, said: “We are very excited that the St Leger is panning out to be a moment in history, with the unbeaten Camelot aiming to become the first Triple Crown winner since Nijinsky.

“The quality and breadth of the entries is very pleasing. John Gosden, trainer of the St Leger winner for the last two years, has made five entries, including the in-form Great Heavens, Michelangelo and Shantaram.”

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