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A story of what might have been.

Idaho looked an outstanding candidate for Ladbrokes St Leger glory and was sent off the 4-6 favourite. All was going to plan until about half a mile from home when the horse stumbled badly and unshipped Seamie Heffernan.

Classic glory gone in an instant. Fortunately, the horse was completely unscathed but Heffernan spent the rest of the afternoon in hospital with a bloodied nose and sore head.

Idaho had established himself as a leading Ladbrokes St Leger candidate after finishing third in the Investec Derby and then second in the Irish equivalent.

He further enhanced his Doncaster claims when landing the Great Voltigeur Stakes at York on his latest start.

Idaho travelled into the race well at Epsom and led two furlongs out. He stayed on resolutely to fill third, beaten two and three-quarter lengths in total. O’Brien remarked: “Idaho ran very well. I think he will come forward again for that. He behaved well in the preliminaries and we are very happy with him.”

Before his Classic encounters, Idaho had been placed in two Group 3 races at Leopardstown in the spring, including behind Harzand on the first occasion.

On his latest start he started favourite for the $1million Canadian International at Woodbine but never figured.

BCS Career statistics

Year Wins-2nd-3rd Prize money Group 1 wins Archived results


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Teddy Grimthorpe on super sire FRANKEL, "He had more 2YO Group winners than any other sire last year. That puts him in a pretty good place!"
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Grimthorpe on MIDTERM: "We were a bit disappointed with him on Saturday. If we can get him right then I don't doubt he'll improve greatly."