2022 St Leger Betting Trends and Free Tips

The Cazoo-sponsored St Leger is the oldest of the five British flat racing Classics, as well as the longest in trip at Doncaster racecourse. Run over a distance of 1m6f and for 3 year-olds only this contest is targeted by horses that ran in that season’s Great Voltigeur, with 8 of the last 20 winners having ran in that York race before winning this, while in recent years with seen 9 winning favourites in the last 20 runnings.

Look out for John Gosden-trained horses as this powerful Newmarket stable has won the race four times in the last 20 years, while top Irish handler – Aidan O’Brien has saddled the winner of the St Leger six times, including 3 of the last 9 seasons with Leading Light, Capri and Kew Gardens. Also note any Godolphin-owned entries as they these famous blue silks have won the final English Classic of the season a staggering seven times, including 12 months ago again with Hurricane Lane.

Here at TQ we've got all the key stats ahead of the 2021 renewal – this year run on Saturday 11th September.

Recent St Leger Winners

2021 – Hurricane Lane (8/11 fav)
2020 – Galileo Chrome (4/1)
2019 – Logician (5/6 fav)
2018 - Kew Gardens (3/1)
2017 - Capri (3/1 fav)
2016 – Harbour Law (22/1)
2015 – Simple Verse (8/1)
2014 – Kingston Hill (9/4 fav)
2013 – Leading Light (7/2 fav)
2012 – Encke (25/1)
2011 – Masked Marvel (15/2)
2010 – Arctic Cosmos (12/1)
2009 – Mastery (14/1)
2008 – Conduit (8/1)
2007 – Lucarno (7/2)
2006 – Sixties Icon (11/8 fav)
2005 – Scorpion (10/11 fav)
2004 – Rule of Law (3/1 jfav)
2003 – Brian Boru (5/4 fav)
2002 – Bollin Eric (7/1)

Key St Leger Trends

18/20 – Placed in the top 3 last time out
17/20 – Had 2 or 3 previous career wins
17/20 – Had never raced at Doncaster before
16/20 – Placed favourites
16/20 – Returned 8/1 or shorter in the betting
15/20 – Had won a Group race before
15/20 – Had won over at least 1m3f before
14/20 – Had 4 or 5 previous runs that season
13/20 – Winning distance of 1 length or more
13/20 – Had never raced over 1m6f or further before
12/20 – Drawn in stall 5 or higher
12/20 – Won last time out
11/20 – Officially rated 109 to 115
9/20 – Winning favourites (1 joint)
8/20 – Ran in the Great Voltigeur last time out (3 won it)
5/20 – Trained by Aidan O’Brien
4/20 – Trained by John Gosden
4/20 – Ridden by Frankie Dettori (5 wins in total)
4/20 – Won by a Godolphin-owned horse (7 wins in total)
3/20 – Ran in the Gordon Stakes last time out (2 won it)
3/20 – Ridden by William Buick
2/20 – Ridden by Andrea Atzeni
2/20 – Ridden by Ryan Moore
2/20 – Winners from stall 1
Godolphin have won the race 7 times
Aidan O’Brien has trained 6 winners of the race
The average winning SP in the last 20 years is 13/2

 

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