Horse racing news Monday 9th September and a look ahead to the St Leger Festival and Irish Champions Weekend.

It was a nice weekend at Triple G Towers with a loser, a non-runner and three winners from five bets - I even managed to get in a bit of fishing.

It will be a very busy week this week as we build to the big meeting at Doncaster the St Leger festival; Wednesday is the first day and the Listed Scarbrough Stakes is the main event. Not to be outdone out in the Emerald Isle we have Irish Champions Weekend at Leopardstown Saturday and the Curragh Sunday. There is plenty of top-class action to look forward to and bets to be had.

I am already on Logician at 6-4 for the St Leger and I remain happy with the bet, Sir Dragonet is now the main danger from Ballydoyle in the betting at around 7-2 the support for Il Paradiso having dried up. After an unsettled start to the week, the weather looks set fine for the later part of the week and the weekend.

One we won’t be seeing this week is the unbeaten juvenile Siskin with connections opting for a run at HQ over 6f rather than the 7f at the Curragh on Sunday. "Siskin is fine but the decision has been taken to miss the National Stakes at the Curragh with him and wait for the Group 1 Middle Park Stakes at Newmarket," said Teddy Grimthorpe, racing manager to Siskin's owner Khalid Abdullah. Pinatubo is now into 1-2 from 4-7 for the National Stakes on Sunday with Armory cut to 11-4 from 4’s. 

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