Aidan O’Brien has 12 horses among 24 remaining for William Hill St Leger at Doncaster

Irish Champion flat trainer Aidan O’Brien has 12 entries among the 24 horses that remain in contention for the final classic of the season in Britain, the William Hill St Leger at Doncaster on Saturday 16th September.

Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby winner Capri, a son of Galileo, heads the list for the Ballydoyle handler who attempts to win the world’s oldest classic for a fifth time.

Sir Michael Stoute, who won the mile-and-three-quarter race with Conduit in 2008, has left in Gordon Stakes winner Crystal Ocean.

Leading British trainer John Gosden has both the Goodwood Cup winner Stradivarius and the Ribblesdale Stakes victor Coronet still in the race.

Irish-born but English-based trainer Brian Meehan has Raheen House, winner of the Bahrain Trophy at Newmarket, entered, while Roger Varian’s Defoe, a four-time winner this season, most recently in the Geoffrey Freer Stakes at Newbury, is also still in contention.

Saeed bin Suroor has left three horses in the race, among them Benbatl, the Hampton Court Stakes winner at Royal Ascot in June.


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