Fame And Glory is the star attraction as six horses were left to do battle in the Irish St Leger at the Curragh on Saturday.
The 2009 Irish Derby hero is sure to be a short-priced favourite for more Classic glory even though the Aidan O’Brien-trained five-year-old was surprisingly beaten by Fictional Account at his only run since winning the Ascot Gold Cup.
Vincent Ward’s pride and joy got the better of Fame And Glory by a neck in the Trial for this race over the course and distance last month and will try to repeat the trick on the big day.
Pat Flynn’s Waydownsouth is the only other home-based runner as the other three – Duncan, Jukebox Jury and Red Cadeaux – are based in England.
The John Gosden-trained Duncan palpably failed to stay the trip at Royal Ascot when only sixth to Fame And Glory and the Yorkshire Cup winner is much more effective at this distance.
Mark Johnston’s Jukebox Jury made all to land the Prix Kergorlay at Deauville last month and had Red Cadeaux from Ed Dunlop’s stable back in fifth place that day.
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