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Leading Light
Winning the 2013 St Leger Stakes

What the Nation is saying about Leading Light...

UNBEATEN filly Treve was simply magnificent in a five-length Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe victory.Read More
Jockey Gerald Mosse says he's delighted to have picked up the mount on Leading Light for Sunday's G1 Prix De l'Arc De Triomphe. Great decision by Aidan O'Brien and the coolmore ownership. Mosse knows those tracks in France like the back of his hand and IMO he's still one of not only the best jockey's in France but in the whole of Europe. Really like this pairing!!
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  • Euro Trash · I have no news on The Apache. Maybe jonquil is able to unearth something. I did not even find any possible entries. I will guess Hong Kong · 194 days ago ·
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  • EP Taylor · Add Intello to my original comment. · 193 days ago ·
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Aidain O'Brien told AtTheRaces.com on Sunday that G1 English St. Leger winner, Leading Light, may be supplemented into the field for the G1 Prix De l'Arc de Triomphe. O'Brien said Coolmore currently have 4 horses "in the mix" for the Arc, Ruler of the World, Leading Light, Kingsbarns, & Camelot, but said Camelot will only run if the ground is good or better. He also said though Kingsbarns is still in the Arc picture at present, he's more likely to be pointed toward the G1 Champion Stakes at Ascot. O'Brien said Leading Light will work next week before any final decision on whether he'll run in the Arc will be made. O'Brien said "Leading Light is lazy, but is not short of class." I would love to see this horse in the Arc picture.
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  • ILuvTurfRacing · @Northport, really big fan of Leading Light, also. I'm not sure I could say he'd be my pick to win the Arc hands down, but it would be hard for me not to use him in my exotics. · 205 days ago ·
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  • paul.nathan.946 · This horse is not winning an arc lol melbourne cup maybe. you can just see him plodding along upfront trying to take it then he will just get swallowed up by horses with a turn of foot like treve and orfevre you can't imagine him coming from the back lol, would really be a disappointing if this wins such a great arc · 205 days ago ·
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los hijos de galileo siguen sin responder como se esperaba..un día lo dije y hoy lo corroboro... el mejor cruce..hijos de alydar... sadler's wells mucho mejor que el. el st. leger..fácil para el hijo de montjeu"leading light"
Leading Light produced an authoritative display as he shone brightest to take the English St Leger at Doncaster.Read More
Leading Light turns back Epsom Oaks winner Talent to win the G1 English St. Leger at Doncaster. May be the best out and out stayer in Europe right now, 3yo or otherwise, IMO.
  • ILuvTurfRacing · What I really love about Leading Light is the way he just keeps finding more off the bridal once he's challenged. He did it in the Queen's Vase on that stiff, uphill finish at Ascot when Feel Like Dancing came at him hard, and he did again today in the St. Leger when Galileo Rock, Secret Number, & Libertarian all 3 came off the bridal about the same time and came after him. My my watering at the prospect of seeing Leading Light knock heads with the Queen's filly Estimate next month in the British Champions Long Distance Cup at Ascot!! · 213 days ago ·
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  • Northport · O'Brien mentioned dropping him in distance for a possible tilt at the arc... wherever he goes I will be watching for sure, he is filling the St. Nicholas Abbey void for me :P · 213 days ago ·
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I think Aiden O'Brien has a really good colt here. This Montijeu colt looked very impressive and gutsy holding off Feel LIke Dancing. He really settles nicely off the pace and it looks like he enjoys those long(er) distances. The 1 13/16 St. Leger should be right up his alley and contend Ruler of the World.
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  • Euro Trash · Yes, I agree On the Gallop. Two horses had very unlucky trips in the Derby. · 298 days ago ·
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  • ILuvTurfRacing · @rafirox, I always thought Ruler of the World looked like a St. Leger horse too, but right as of right now Leading Light would definitely be my St. Leger pick of they were headed to Doncaster tomorrow. · 298 days ago ·
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Looks like Aidan O'Brien has himself a very promising English St. Leger contender in Leading Light Much the best in the Queen's Vase and being a son of Montjeu he'll probably improve for the step up in trip from 12f today to 14-1/2f at Doncaster.
A race run in memory of Sir Henry Cecil, Lady Jane's Disclaimer could not quite last home but there was no more fitting a tribute from Aidan O'Brien to the great man after his three year old colt Leading Light shone in the Group 3 Queen's Vase.Read More

Stakes Tracker - Probables

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View Details06/07/14Leading LightCoronation Cup-G1Possible ILuvTurfRacing
View Details06/19/14Leading LightAscot Gold Cup-G1Possible ILuvTurfRacing
View Details05/05/14Leading LightMooresbridge Stakes-G3Possible ILuvTurfRacing

Leading Light - Race Results & Past Performances

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View DetailsView Video10/06/13Leading Light12thLon51 1/2mTPrix de l'Arc de Triomphe-G1 3+ MTreveOrfevreIntello2:32.04
View DetailsView Video09/14/13Leading Light1stDon41 13/16 mTEnglish St. Leger-G1 3 MLeading LightTalentGalileo Rock3:09.20
View DetailsView Video06/21/13Leading Light1stAsc52 milesTQueen's Vase-G3 3 MLeading LightFeel Like DancingBoite3:25.26
View DetailsView Video05/26/13Leading Light1stCur31 1/4 mTGallinule Stakes-G3 3 MLeading LightLittle White CloudCount Of Limonade2:07.83
View DetailsView Video05/07/13Leading Light1stNav51 1/4 mTConditions 3 MLeading LightDibayaniFighter Squadron2:08.03
View DetailsView Video10/07/12Leading Light1stTip11 1/8 mTMaiden  2 MLeading LightSilky PyrusJanna's Jingle2:12.39
View DetailsView Video08/04/12Leading Light4thGal51 1/16 mTMaiden  2 MSugar BoyImpoundBallyorban1:52.76