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Defoe set for tests and break after Leger flop

ROGER Varian has ruled out another run for Defoe this term, with the colt set to undergo a number of tests following his below-par effort in the William Hill St Leger at Doncaster.

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Sir Michael Stoute.

France is an option for Ulysses, says Stoute

SIR Michael Stoute says it is “very possible” that York hero Ulysses will tackle next month’s Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe at Chantilly.

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Ryan Moore aboard Capri holds on to win the St Leger

Capri times it to perfection to win St Leger for O’Brien

AIDAN O’BRIEN’S famed attention to detail was epitomised by the brilliant Capri’s vintage victory in the William Hill St Leger.

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Ryan Moore aboard Capri holds on to win the St Leger

Racing: Favourite Capri wins St Leger at Doncaster Racecourse for Aidan O'Brien and Ryan Moore

Capri gave Ryan Moore a first victory in the William Hill St Leger as Aidan O'Brien's grey held Crystal Ocean in the world's oldest Classic at Doncaster.

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Oisin Murphy at Doncaster Racecourse. (Picture: Scott Merrylees)

St Leger: Count Octave set to further enhance Murphy’s reputation

OISIN MURPHY says his big race mount Count Octave is bred to win the William Hill St Leger. “He’s improving with each race and will definitely stay,” says the rider ahead of today’s Classic.

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Shabaaby ridden by Jim Crowley wins The Irish Stallion Farms EBF Conditions Stakes, during day one of the William Hill St. Leger Festival at Doncaster Racecourse. (Picture: Martin Rickett/PA Wire)

Champion Jim Crowley has St Leger glory on his mind

JIM Crowley aims to cap a stellar season with a first Classic success when he teams up with Crystal Ocean in the William Hill St Leger.

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Time To Study ridden by PJ McDonald (right) wins the William Hill Mallard Handicap at Doncaster. Picture: Mike Egerton/PA

PJ McDonald stays in the frame to claim pulsating Mallard handicap at Doncaster

IN-FORM jockey PJ McDonald’s rich run of form continued when Time To Study won the Mallard handicap on day three of the St Leger festival.

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Havana Grey ridden by P.J. McDonald comes home to win Better Odds With Matchbook National Stakes at Sandown Park in May.

Racing: Havana Grey aims to shade his rivals in Flying Childers Stakes at Doncaster Races

KARL BURKE’S two-year-old horses could not be in better form as Havana Grey drops back to five furlongs for today’s Wainwrights Flying Childers Stakes at Doncaster.

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No stranger to winner’s enclosure now jets off to New York

JUST LIKE those horses that excel at Doncaster time and time again, Leesa Simckersgill is no stranger to the winner’s enclosure on Town Moor.

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Paul Hanagan and trainer Richard Fahey, left.

Paul Hanagan Turf Talk: Why York form is always a good indicator

My two most recent winners at York both have valuable prizes at the headquarters of Flat racing in their sights, – and I’m relishing their prospects

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Laurens (centre left) - ridden by P.J. McDonald - wins the William Hill May Hill Stakes at Doncaster. Picture: Mike Egerton/PA

PJ McDonald proved right as he and Laurens show perfect timing at Doncaster

JOCKEY PJ McDonald told The Yorkshire Post yesterday ahead of the William Hill May Hill Stakes at Doncaster that Laurens would be “a star of the future”. He was right.

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Laurens storms ahead to win the big race of the day at Doncaster (Photo: PA)

PJ McDonald steers Laurens to William Hill May Hill Stakes win at Doncaster

Laurens claimed a last-gasp victory in the William Hill May Hill Stakes at Doncaster.

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Harbour Law won the 2016 St Leger at Doncaster

St Leger 2017: Capri headlines strong field for Doncaster Racecourse showpiece

Capri heads a field of 11 for the William Hill St Leger at Doncaster on Saturday.

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Havana Grey and PJ McDonald  win the National Stakes at Sandown earlier this year. Picture: John Walton/PA

PJ McDonald earns place at top table on merit

JOCKEY PJ McDonald does not need reminding about horse racing’s glorious uncertainty.

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Trainer Richard Fahey. Picture: Anna Gowthorpe/PA.

Richard Fahey aims Sands of Mali at Newmarket test

RICHARD Fahey’s Gimcrack winner Sands Of Mali is among 25 remaining entries in the Juddmonte Middle Park Stakes at Newmarket.

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Off Art ridden (left) by Brian Harding wins The Clipper Logistics Leger Legends Classified Stakes, during day one of the William Hill St. Leger Festival at Doncaster Racecourse. (Picture: Martin Rickett/PA Wire)

Off Art leaves it late to provide Easterby with birthday gift

RECENTLY-retired National Hunt jockey Brian Harding drove home Off Art to win the Clipper Logistics Leger Legends Stakes at Doncaster.

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Jockey George Duffield.

The Yorkshire Post says: George Duffield is a Leger legend

FOR a jockey who was told that he was “bloody useless” after riding his first winner in 1967, jockey George Duffield has shown remarkable resilience.

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Oisin Murphy.

Midgley hoping Murphy and Final Venture can deliver

TRAINER Paul Midgley says there are “no negatives” ahead of Final Venture’s quest to land the Pepsi Max Scarbrough Stakes on the first day of Doncaster’s St Leger meeting at Doncaster.

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MAGIC DAY: User Friendly and jockey George Duffield, far right, winning the St Leger at Doncaster back in 1992.

How no-nonsense trainer Jack Waugh put George Duffield on right track to success

GEORGE Duffield smiles when he recalls the dressing down that he received after riding his first winner 50 years ago. “You were bloody hopeless there,” said the blunt-speaking trainer Jack Waugh.

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Trainer Aidan O' Brien,  with his jockey son Joseph. Picture: Julian Herbert/PA

Aidan O’Brien dominates Doncaster’s St Leger field

IRISH Derby winner Capri is set to lead the William Hill St Leger challenge of top trainer Aidan O’Brien.

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