Top trainers represented in extended 11-furlong feature race in Windsor

Hayley Turner and Quickstep Lady. Photo: Francesca Altoft


Spanish Star, who has not finished out of the first three in seven outings this season, was among the 18 entries at the four-day stage for the St Leger On Sky Racing Handicap (5.25) at Windsor this Saturday.

Trained by Patrick Chamings, the six-year-old won over seven furlongs at Newbury earlier this month, having previously finished third at Windsor. David Probert, who is in tremendous form, will again be in the saddle.

The feature race at the Thames-side track is the Class 1 Sytner BMW Sunningdale & Maidenhead August Stakes over an extended 11 furlongs.

Many of the leading trainers are represented in the 17 entries, including Alfred Boucher from the yard of Henry Candy, the father of Windsor clerk of the course Sophie.

Hollie Doyle has been booked for Extra Elusive by Roger Charlton and she has a couple of other fancied rides on the card, while Silvestre De Sousa will be aboard Fox Tal for trainer Andrew Balding.

The in-form Balding was in the winner's enclosure last Thursday when Windsor hosted the fourth round of the William Hill Racing League, taking the six-furlong handicap with 9/1 shot Quickstep Lady, ridden by Hayley Turner.

Turner became the first jockey to ride three Racing League winners and this left her top of the standings on 184 points, 20 ahead of Jack Mitchell (164) with Saffie Osborne third on 157 points and Louis Steward fourth on 153.

Irish trainer Joseph O'Brien made his first-ever visit to Windsor but left without saddling a winner.

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