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Hurricane Lane blows field away to win Cazoo St Leger

11 Sep 2021

The Godolphin-owned son of Frankel dominated his rivals to win the final Classic of the season

The Charlie Appleby-trained Hurricane Lane asserted his authority with a dominant display in the Cazoo St Leger Stakes.

Coming into the race the son of Frankel had only tasted defeat once in six starts and was well fancied at 8/11 to land Classic honours on Town Moor.

Hollie Doyle cut out the running aboard the Aidan O’Brien-trained Interpretation, with Mojo Star settling in second and Hurricane Lane positioned in mid-division.

The hot favourite travelled kindly under William Buick before being asked to improve with three furlongs to go. The result was instantaneous as the Irish Derby winner burst clear in great style in front of a huge crowd.

Mojo Star who had previously finished ahead of the winner at Epsom stuck on well to claim his second Classic silver medal. A tilt at longer distances next season was mooted by trainer Richard Hannon.

Speaking after the race, winning jockey Buick commented “ It worked out beautifully. You never know until you go this far with a three-year-old.

“He took me into the race so nicely and he’s got that turn of foot at the end. He’s a great horse.”

Attentions turn to Paris for the winner who is now fancied to contest the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Trriomphe, where he could face stablemate Adayar among other.