Main Sequence: is now 7-1 for the Ladbrokes St Leger on SaturdayPICTURE: Mark Cranham (racingpost.com/photos)
Strong pace key in Main Sequence St Leger bid
A TRULY run race is the key for Ladbrokes St Leger market springer Main Sequence according to trainer David Lanigan, who is hoping for a stronger gallop than the Great Voltigeur Stakes when the three-year-old was beaten by Thought Worthy.
Main Sequence was backed down to a general 7-1 shot from as big as 12-1 on Sunday and Lanigan would hope for something similar to last year's race when the gallop was so strong that winner Masked Marvel set a new course record.
He said: "The Voltigeur was a farce. You really only have to look at the times. Main Sequence is a very straightforward horse but he is just not the quickest out of the stalls.
"It was unfortunate they went a slow gallop but off his Derby run and off his France run he will hopefully stay the trip. We have all got Camelot to beat.
"There are end-of-the-year horses that are improving but I'd like to think if they went a solid gallop at York he would have won. I wouldn't swap my horse for anything."
Camelot is a best-priced 4-11 chance to deliver the Triple Crown for Aidan O'Brien, with 16 possibles still entered for the race.