Age Of Aquarius out of Leger raid

Ante-post favourite Age Of Aquarius is a shock absentee from the final field of eight for Saturday's Ladbrokes St Leger at Doncaster.

Aidan O'Brien's charge had been the 9-4 market leader with Stan James for the final Classic of the season but has been withdrawn along with stablemate Rockhampton.

That leaves just eight to go to post, with Godolphin's Kite Wood now a likely favourite.

O'Brien still runs Ebor runner-up Changingoftheguard, with Ballydoyle's Von Jawlensky also taking his chance.

As well as Kite Wood, Godolphin field Mastery, while Henry Cecil sends out Father Time, who will be ridden by Jamie Spencer.

Peter Chapple-Hyam's Great Voltigeur winner Monitor Closely was added to the line-up on Monday at a cost of £45,000 (€51,041), and he also stands his ground.

John Oxx's Mourayan and the Barry Hills-trained Above Average complete the list for the Group One contest.

O'Brien confirmed: "We were not 100% happy with him after his canter this morning and decided not to declare him."

Stable jockey Johnny Murtagh was due to partner Age Of Aquarius but he will now be aboard Changingoftheguard - rather than ride Yeats in the Irish Field St Leger at the Curragh.

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