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Capri races home to land the St Leger for Moore and O’Brien

RYAN Moore col­lected his full set of Bri­tish Clas­sics when Capri won a good re­newal of the St Leger at Don­caster.

Ai­dan O’Brien car­ried off yet an­other ma­jor prize as his colt out­stayed Crys­tal Ocean and had just a lit­tle too much class for third home Stradi­var­ius.

It looks as though the win­ner will be head­ing to Chan­tilly next month. O’Brien said: “We had it in our heads that if all went well today and ev­ery­thing went well af­ter he could run in the Arc.

“He’s prob­a­bly a mile­and-a-half horse with class. He has a great cruis­ing speed, and we al­ways knew he had courage and stamina as well as class.”

Crys­tal Ocean looked the win­ner en­ter­ing the fi­nal fur­long but his stamina seemed to give out.He can hit the heights over 1m4f next term if he stays in train­ing.

Stradi­var­ius proved that his de­feat of Big Orange in the Good­wood Cup was no fluke. He looks set for a bright fu­ture in Cup races.

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