Leading Light lays Leger ghost

Leading Light and Joseph O'Brien (right) win the Ladbrokes St Leger Stakes at Doncaster
Leading Light and Joseph O'Brien (right) win the Ladbrokes St Leger Stakes at Doncaster
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Leading Light may have earned himself a trip to Paris for the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe after laying the ghost of Camelot by winning the St Leger at Doncaster.

Twelve months on from Camelot failing to complete the Triple Crown, trainer Aidan O’Brien and his jockey son Joseph were back in a more familiar position in the Town Moor winner’s enclosure.

He could now be supplemented for next month’s Longchamp showpiece.

Determined not to be caught out, O’Brien gave Leading Light a positive ride with stamina not in doubt after the colt’s victory in the Queen’s Vase over two miles at Royal Ascot.

The 7-2 favourite was a length and a quarter too good for Oaks heroine Talent with twice Derby-placed Galileo Rock three-quarters of a length away in third.

The trainer said: ““This horse stays and he quickens. The lads wil decide where to run next but it (the Arc) would be open to them. They’ll probably talk about it next week.