The St.Leger 2012
Live on TV: Channel 4 3.40pm
Racing coverage on terrestrial television this Saturday comes from Chester and Doncaster. However, all eyes will be on Turf Moor, Doncaster, where Camelot attempts to become the first colt to win the Triple Crown – 2,000 Guineas, Epsom Derby and St. Leger – since Nijinsky in 1970.
While yet to prove that he is quite in the class of Frankel or Sea The Stars, European champion three-year-old in 2009, Camelot is unbeaten in five career starts, four of them at Group 1 level, and he looks a worthy favourite here. Indeed, at his current odds of 2/5 he looks destined to become the shortest-priced favourite for the final Classic since Reference Point, the last Epsom Derby winner to win the St. Leger, in 1987.