We look at the Class 2 St Leger Festival Mile Handicap ahead of the next renewal, a race contested over 1m at Doncaster during The St Leger Festival to see which runners, trainers and jockeys have previously won the race and which trends can you use to find the winner of the St Leger Festival Mile Handicap.
Scheduled to take place on the final day of the St Leger Festival in September of each year at the Doncaster racecourse is this class two handicap which is open to runners who are three years old or older and is run over a trip of one mile.
We also have a dedicated Doncaster Betting Picks page that will cover this race as well as all of the other races on the day of the race, see which runners the OLBG racing tipsters are predicting to win this race and the others on the cards.
When looking over the past 12 renewals, a time of 1:35.72 was set by Quick Wit in 2012, which is the quickest time over that period, the runner was trained by Saeed bin Suroor and ridden by William Buick. The slowest winning time was set in 2019 when Qaysar won in a time of 1:40.42, booked to ride was Pat Dobbs on this Richard Hannon trained runner.
These are the top three quickest-run St Leger Festival Mile Handicap over the last 12 renewals:
How competitive is the St Leger Festival Mile Handicap market? When looking at the over-rounds for the last 12 renewals, the most competitive market was in 2019 when the race had an over-round of 109%. The race in 2022 was a race that was most in the bookie's favour with an over-round of 127%, whilst on average over the last 12 renewals of the St Leger Festival Mile Handicap, the over-round has been 117%, which means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £117 which is bet.
Looking at the future form, is the winner worth following next time out? From the past 12 if you had followed the winner of the St Leger Festival Mile Handicap next time out then you would have back a total of 2 winners. Backing all 11 runners who have been out since to win at SP next time out, would have returned an LSP of +6.60. Remember to bookmark the racing tips page so you can get easy access to the OLBG racing picks on a daily basis.
Here are the St Leger Festival Mile Handicap past winners for the last 10 renewals. Each row details the year of the race, the horse which won along with the age & weight of the horse. Also detailed is the stall where the horse came from and also the total number of runners in the race. The trainer of the horse at the time of winning the St Leger Festival Mile Handicap as well as the jockey is also displayed along with the starting price the horse was sent off.
|Atrium (GB) |
3yo 8-11 (17 of 16) 5/1
|William Buick |
Charlie Fellowes (GB)
|Royal Fleet (GB) |
3yo 9-1 (7 of 8) 11/8F
|William Buick |
Charlie Appleby (GB)
|Matthew Flinders (GB) |
3yo 8-9 (1 of 12) 5/2F
|Tom Marquand |
Ed Walker (GB)
|Qaysar (FR) |
4yo 9-10 (1 of 3) 13/8
|Pat Dobbs |
Richard Hannon (GB)
|Ostilio (GB) |
3yo 8-13 (5 of 5) 6/4F
|Andrea Atzeni |
Simon Crisford (GB)
|Kryptos (GB) |
3yo 8-3 (7 of 10) 9/2
|Nicola Currie (7lbs) |
John Berry (GB)
|Cant Change It (IRE) |
5yo 9-4 (6 of 8) 7/1
|Jamie Spencer |
David Simcock (GB)
|Bronze Angel (IRE) |
6yo 9-4 (7 of 13) 9/1
|Louis Steward (3lbs) |
Marcus Tregoning (GB)
|Championship (IRE) |
3yo 8-12 (3 of 10) 14/1
|Richard Hughes |
Richard Hannon (GB)
|Ascription (IRE) |
4yo 9-1 (1 of 9) 2/1F
|William Buick |
Hugo Palmer (GB)
There are two leading trainers in the St Leger Festival Mile Handicap over the last 12 renewals with both Saeed bin Suroor & Richard Hannon who have both won the race 2 times. Saeed bin Suroor winners have been with Man Of Action (2011) & Quick Wit (2012). Richard Hannon winners have been with Championship (2014) & Qaysar (2019).
Here are some of the top St Leger Festival Mile Handicap trainer statistics over the last 12 renewals (R = Runners, W = Winners, P = Places including winners, Win LSP is based on 1pt Win and EW LSP is based on 0.5pt Win & 0.5pt Place):
|Saeed bin Suroor||5-2-3||+9.50||+5.50|
The leading jockey in the St Leger Festival Mile Handicap over the last 12 renewals is William Buick who has won the race 4 times. Those 4 winners came from Quick Wit (2012), Ascription (2013), Royal Fleet (2021) & Atrium (2022).
Here are some of the top St Leger Festival Mile Handicap jockey statistics over the last 12 renewals (R = Rides, W = Winners, P = Places including winners, Win LSP is based on 1pt Win and EW LSP is based on 0.5pt Win & 0.5pt Place):
|Silvestre De Sousa||6-0-0||-6.00||-3.00|
Favourites finishing positions (oldest to latest): ,2,4,1,4,8,2,2,1,2,1,1,5
The percentage shown is the percentage of the total number of runners who fell under that factor. High percentages are less appealing than lower ones as you would expect them to do well.
Remember to use the trends listed above along with the Doncaster racing predictions to see if you can find the winner of the St Leger Festival Mile Handicap. If there is anything that you do not understand in this blog, please do leave a comment or alternatively, head over to the Horse Racing Terms and Abbreviations article which is available in the OLBG Betting School section.
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The trend factor which has produced 6+ winners and shows the best LSP, an LSP of +13.88 is when runners had the same jockey as when last winning. The worst performing factor which has failed to produce a single winner is when runners had 1 place in the past year, when backing these the trend shows a record of 0-30.
Here are the most recent winning draws along with the further placings in brackets:
The courses which have produced the most winners of the St Leger Festival Mile Handicap are Haydock and Goodwood, there has been a total number of 3 winners from each of those courses.
The race is open to both sexes with the Male runners having produced a total of 12 winners from a total of 111 runners whilst the Female runners have produced 0 winners from a total of 4 runners.
Looking over the past renewals, there is only one stallion whose offspring have been disappointed with multiple attempts but no wins in the St Leger Festival Mile Handicap, that stallion is Pivotal who has failed to produce a winner from 6 runners.
Looking at the winning odds over the last 12 renewals, the biggest priced winner was Championship in 2014 when winning for Richard Hannon at odds of 14/1 under the guidance of Richard Hughes. Looking at the runners at the head of the market over the last 12 renewals there has been a total of 4 winning favourites in the race. Remember to use the best racing tipsters along with the information on this page to find you a bet on the 2023 St Leger Festival Mile Handicap.
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