keep telling me I should be excited about Camelot going for
the triple crown in the St Leger at Doncaster.
Try as I may I cannot garner any enthusiasm for tomorrows race
He only narrowly won the 2000 Guineas, he won a weak Derby
with no real strength in depth in which his main rival
seriously under performed. The Irish Derby was similarly weak
and run in atrocious ground conditions and the St Leger is a
race which has long been a shadow of its former self.
Yes he may well win tomorrow but what does it prove?
Connections, understandably, have wrapped him in cotton wool,
he's never raced against serious opposition and, unlike
Nijinsky going into the St Leger, has only raced against his
IF, and it's a big if, he goes on to race as a four-year-old
and then beats decent horses then he may be considered a great
horse and may be spoken of in the same breath as other Triple
Crown winners, until then he's just an above average runner
Will I be watching the race, in truth it will probably be
impossible to avoid but my main focus when the St Leger takes
place will be looking at the runners in the parade ring for
the Nursery at Chester.