Lox­ley aims at St Leger

The Racing Paper - - News - By Sam Jack­son

CHAR­LIE Ap­pleby says the Wil­liam Hill St Leger at Don­caster is the tar­get for Lox­ley this sea­son.

Lox­ley is next set to con­test the Group Three Bahrain Tro­phy at New­mar­ket on July 12, a race which rep­re­sents both a step up in trip and class for the three-year-old.

Trainer Ap­pleby says the St Leger in Septem­ber is the long-term goal if Lox­ley con­tin­ues to im­press af­ter he se­cured a vic­tory at New­mar­ket last week in his first ap­pear­ance of 2018.

“I was pleased with that per­for­mance at New­mar­ket,” said Ap­pleby, as re­ported by Sky Sports. “I loved him as a two-year-old and I prob­a­bly just threw him in at the deep end in the Rac­ing Post Tro­phy.

“We went into Fri­day night’s race very con­fi­dent the step up to a mile and a quar­ter would suit him well, which it did.

“I will be look­ing to­wards the Bahrain Tro­phy with him now and we will treat him as a horse that could go to the St Leger.”

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