Fame looking for more Glory
O'Brien stalwart heads declarations
Last Updated: September 10, 2012 1:32pm
Fame And Glory: Bidding for Irish glory
Fame And Glory is one of the star names among the 18 declarations for the Gain Horse Feeds Irish St. Leger at the Curragh on Saturday.
While trainer Aidan O'Brien is likely to be concentrating on Camelot's highly anticipated bid to win the Ladbrokes St Leger at Doncaster this weekend, he has strong claims of landing the Irish equivalent for the third time.
The master of Ballydoyle has struck with Yeats (2007) and Septimus (2008) and multiple Group One winner Fame And Glory has every chance of getting his name on the roll of honour if he can put his disappointing effort in the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot behind him.
O'Brien also has Treasure Beach, Offer and Robin Hood engaged in the one-mile-six-furlong Classic, which unlike the English St Leger, is open to older horses rather than just three-year-olds.
British raiders Duncan and Jukebox Jury shared victory in last year's renewal and there is likely to be a strong raiding party once again.
Brown Panther, Aiken and Lost In The Moment could also make the journey.
Dermot Weld saddled Vintage Crop to win this race twice and Vinnie Roe won it a remarkable four times and he has another major contender in the talented filly Sapphire.
Other interesting players include Ursa Major, who also has the option of tackling Camelot at Doncaster, John Oxx's Hartani and Simenon from the Willie Mullins yard.