Am I Bothered?

People 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 at all.

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 own age.

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 from Ballydoyle. 

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.

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