Theology aiming for St Leger
Despite being beaten at Goodwood earlier in the week, Theology is still likely to compete in the St Leger on September 11 (Theology 25/1 to win the St Leger).
The Jeremy Noseda-trained colt finished sixth behind Rebel Soldier in the Gordon Stakes on Tuesday, despite being runner-up in the Queen’s Vase on his previous start.
Connections feel that he did not run his best at Goodwood though and are expecting a better performance in the Doncaster Classic in six weeks time.
Harry Herbert, racing manager to owners Highclere Thoroughbred Racing, said “He ran a bit free. It was too short a trip for him – a mile and a half – and he was a little bit gassy.
“Nonetheless he ran perfectly respectably. He’s better than that, though. If he hadn’t have run too free he certainly would have finished closer.
“The plan is to go for the St Leger and probably run him next in the Leger to give him more time.
“He’s developing all the time. He’s very much next year’s Cup horse but the Leger, Doncaster and the trip will suit him.”
Midas Touch and Rewilding are the 4/1 joint favourites for the St Leger, with Snow Fairy following at 7/1.