The most backed horses on St Leger Festival Day One

The very first of the most backed horses is TIS MARVELLOUS who runs at the 15:00. He had a very unfortunate encounter last time outside where traffic was found by him in the critical phase of the race and ended up staying in the end. Before thathe followed up with a victory at precisely the track next time out and ran a great race to finish second in the Wokingham disability. Adam Kirby’s bracket is in the best type of his career and also his opponents appear not at their best since of late. Now el Astronaute must concede and Tis Marvellous should have too much for him. Equilateral poses a risk but punters think Tis Marvellous will keep his fine form this year and score another victory that day.
Next up is LITIGIOUS who runs in the 16:10. Her run at Salisbury last time out was rather disappointing where she completed a never nearer third. She was heavily fancied that afternoon after two quite remarkable successes earlier in the year. Punters are clearly well ready to forgive John Godsen’s horse for that effort. Today, the mark runs off and she should have a lot of for her competitions when she can replicate the kind of her previous two runs. Punters hope she is able to repay their faith and have been getting their cash down daily on the ride of Frankie Dettori.
The next and final horse of the day runs at the 16:45. WILLIE JOHN has not yet been seen as Royal Ascot after a bad run. The soft earth will not have satisfied him later realising it was not to be his afternoon, that day and Andrea Atzeni offer him a really easy time of it. He conducted a good moment behind Elarqam, who has gone on to win two races this past season, including a strong Group 2. Importantly, however, he came behind Japan and Crystal Ocean — two very good horses. That form looks robust and punters are happy to put his run today, and fancy him here. He’s off a bit a break which could assist at this phase of the season. He had been bought for a huge quantity of money and if at his finest if land this.

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