Yeats favourite for Leger glory

Yeats stands out among the 11 confirmations for Saturday’s Irish Field St Leger at the Curragh.

Yeats stands out among the 11 confirmations for Saturday’s Irish Field St Leger at the Curragh.

The Aidan O’Brien-trained five-year-old followed up his victory in the Ascot Gold Cup with an equally commanding success in the Goodwood Cup last time.

He will be bidding for a third career success at the highest level if lining up in the mile-and-six-furlong contest.

Yeats could be opposed by stablemate Puerto Rico, who was withdrawn from the English St Leger on Saturday after failing to recover sufficiently from a stone bruise.

Chimes At Midnight, Fracas, Fuerta Ventura, Menwaal and Kastoria complete the potential home defence, with the latter set to bid for a fourth success in five starts this term.

Her only eclipse within that sequence came when she finished fourth behind Percussionist in the Yorkshire Cup earlier in the year, and she could lock horns with that rival once again as Howard Johnson’s charge heads four British confirmations.

Akarem, Frank Sonata and last season’s runner-up The Whistling Teal complete the possible line-up.

Cashmans make Yeats a red-hot 1-3 favourite to grab his third major prize of the campaign, with Kastoria rated his biggest danger at 8-1.

Irish Field St Leger, Cashmans bet: 1-3 Yeats, 8-1 Kastoria, 14-1 Frank Sonata, Percussionist, Puerto Rico, The Whistling Teal, 20-1 Fracas, Akarem, 25-1 Menwaal, 200-1 Chimes At Midnight, 500-1 Fuerta Ventura.

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