Doncaster 3.45 (St Leger) tips – Law has legit each-way claims

Doncaster 3.45 (St Leger) tips - Law has legit each-way claims

Idaho

Harbour Law

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Betting Tip: Harbour Law @ 33/1 with bet365

Clearly, Aidan O’Brien’s Idaho has very strong claims in the final Classic of 2016 having already proved himself at the highest level – he has been placed in two Derbies – and won the Great Voltigeur, a key trial over 1m4f, with something to spare from his reopposing stablemate Housesofparliament. However, he’s priced accordingly at odds-on (5/6 best with Sky Bet) and with lingering doubts over his stamina, which will be tested to the full if the ground turns soft as seems likely, he is opposable.

The obvious alternative is John Gosden’s Muntahaa, who is a general 5/1 second favourite. An easy winner of a Kempton maiden back in early June, he was progressed nicely since, running a close third in a Group 2 at Royal Ascot before beating older horses under a big weight in a Chester handicap last time. He needs to step up again but that’s entirely possible given he’s lightly-raced and the fact his trainer takes this Classic seriously, winning it four times.

However, with nine runners and Idaho bossing the market, there’s real scope for an each-way bet on one at a big price and Laura Mongan’s HARBOUR LAW looks capable of beating several better-fancied rivals home given he’s a strong stayer and will appreciate every drop of rain that falls. A winner of handicaps at Salisbury and Sandown earlier in the season, he was beaten less than a length when second behind Sword Fighter in the Queen’s Vase at Royal Ascot (2m, good to soft) and that horse is less than half his odds due to his connections, being a third Ballydoyle representative. The drop back to 1m5f seemed to find him out on his next start at Newmarket, though he was only beaten four lengths into fourth, and he has been kept fresh for a crack at this. Let’s take bet365’s 33/1 as they are alone in offering one quarter the odds, and include him in a dual forecast with Idaho (by far the most likely winner) for added insurance.

Betting Tip: Harbour Law @ 33/1 with bet365

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