Piggott backs Camelot bid
Piggott predicts Camelot Triple Crown success
Last Updated: 08/09/12 7:30pm
Piggott (right): Expects Camelot to win at Doncaster
Camelot can emulate Nijinsky and lift the Triple Crown at Doncaster next Saturday, according to the legendary Lester Piggott.
The great jockey was at Leopardstown on Saturday, where he congratulated Frankie Dettori in the winner's enclosure following his rousing Red Mills Irish Champion Stakes success on Snow Fairy.
Piggott was the last rider to partner a Triple Crown hero after Nijinsky added to his 2000 Guineas and Derby victories with an historic triumph in the Ladbrokes St Leger on Town Moor.
Aidan O'Brien's Camelot is odds-on to complete the same treble and will be the first horse to do so since Nijinsky.
Piggott said: "Camelot can emulate Nijinsky.
"He's a very good horse and there's no reason why he shouldn't get the trip.
"He's done everything so far quite easily, so he shouldn't have any problems.
"The trip is always a problem, it's nearly two miles and that's a long way for a good horse you know, but he should be all right.
"I think he'll get it all right."
Asked for his views on another superstar, Frankel, Piggott was unequivocal in his assessment.
He said: "Frankel is amazing, isn't he?
"It's possible he'd have been all right over a mile and a half in the Arc but I don't know about that.
"Up to 10 furlongs, he's the best horse we've seen in our time."