Moore booked for Doctor Fremantle in St Leger
RYAN MOORE has been booked to ride Doctor Fremantle in the Ladbrokes St Leger. The surprise move has seen the Sir Michael Stoute-trained Derby fourth's odds cut to 8-1 from 10-1 with the sponsors.
Ladbrokes spokesman David Williams said: "For a second successive morning we've seen proper money for Doctor Fremantle which prompted us to think furtherjockey news might be forthcoming.
"With the stable jockey now on DoctorFremantle it was enough to take yet more evasive action. He is fast closing in on stablemate Conduit in the betting."
Ante-postfavourite Frozen Fire heads a field of 14 for the Classic at Doncaster on Saturday.
The Irish Derby winner is among a team of five from the Aidan O'Brien stable as the Ballydoyle trainer bids to win the world's oldest Classic for a fourth time. O'Brien's other runners are Alessandro Volta, Bashkirov, Hindu Kush and Washington Irving.
Johnny Murtagh will ride Frozen Fire and Jamie Spencer will be riding Alessandro Volta. O'Brien's other riding arrangements for the Doncaster Classic are: Washington Irving (Colm O'Donoghue), Bashkirov (Jimmy Fortune) and Hindu Kush (David McCabe).
Stoute is triple-handed with Conduit, Doctor Fremantle and Warringah as he attempts to break his Leger hoodoo.
Frankie Dettori has been snapped up for the ride on Gordon Stakes winner Conduit, while Richard Mullen partners third-string Warringah.
Ralph Beckett's Look Here, winner of the Juddmonte Oaks, and Tommy Stack's unbeaten Unsung Heroine will try to become the first filly to win the Leger since User Friendly 16 years ago.
Completing the line-up are Top Lock, Whistledownwind, Enroller and Maidstone Mixture.
The Luca Cumani-trained Savarain plus the O'Brien trio of King Of Westphalia, New Zealand and William Hogarth were withdrawn at the 48-hour final declaration stage.