Moon faces eight in Leger

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Hot favourite Sea Moon heads a field of nine for the Ladbrokes St Leger at Doncaster tomorrow.

The Sir Michael Stoute-trained colt staked a massive claim for honours in the oldest Classic when taking the Great Voltigeur Stakes by a staggering eight lengths at York last month. Olivier Peslier gets the leg up on Khalid Abdullah’s three-year-old due to stable jockey Ryan Moore being injured as the Frenchman attempts to win the St Leger for the first time. Richard Hughes, in the saddle at York, has stayed loyal to his father-in-law Richard Hannon and will partner Census.

Highclere Thoroughbred Racing’s colt booked his place with victory in the Geoffrey Freer at Newbury where he defeated Brown Panther. Tom Dascombe’s stable star will again be in opposition to give soccer ace Michael Owen a first Classic success.

Godolphin’s three-pronged attack is led by three-time Group One winner Blue Bunting.