Moore: Camelot will deliver
Lack of quality among rivals another key factor
Last Updated: September 14, 2012 4:28pm
Ryan Moore: Finds it impossible to oppose Camelot in the Ladbrokes St Leger
Ryan Moore is confident Camelot will stay the trip in the Ladbrokes St Leger and as a result he can't oppose Aidan O'Brien's colt.
The son of Montjeu will complete the Triple Crown if he lands Saturday's final Classic and the sidelined jockey can see only one result.
Writing in his exclusive column at www.betfair.com/ryanmoore he said: "Like everyone else, I expect Camelot to win the St Leger - and win it well. If you are opposing him in the belief that he won't stay - and in my book he fully deserves to be a 1-2 chance - then I would think again.
"He certainly didn't look to be stopping when he swept past me on Astrology a furlong out at Epsom. And while he clearly wasn't as impressive in the Irish Derby last time, you have to remember that was his third Classic run in under two months and the testing ground wouldn't have suited. He has had a nice break since and I suspect you will see him at his Epsom-best on Saturday.
"I see some people are pointing to that Curragh run as evidence that he may not last home over this extended 1m6f here, but I don't buy into that. And staying is relative anyway.
"And Camelot stands heads and shoulders above these in terms of class and form. Granted, that may not be difficult this year. Camelot apart, this looks to be one of the poorest Classic crops that I can remember. And that is another problem for people wanting to oppose the favourite."