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EARLY BACKING FOR ST. LEGER CANDIDATES. Even though the Doneastor St. Leger will not be run until Wednesday. Septemlx-r 7. some desultory «nte-po8t ln-tting over the big race has already been Indulged in. principally on Lemherg and Neil Gow. The figures of the latest speculation reported had Lemherg a good favorite at 9 to 4, with Neil Gow quoted at 6 lo 1. although 4.1 to 1 was the liest to be had abawt two weeks back. It is quite probable that the dead heat for the BeBpae Stakes at San-lowtt Park Friday afternoon between the two cracks may bring them nearer an equality in the lK-tting. American concern is of the slightest character, although James R. Keeiies big colt. Lyndin. may lie sent to the post: Mr. Whitney only has one eligible. New Castle, which was nominated by Elliot C. Cow-din before the colt booauie the property of Mr. Whitney. But while Letnbers ami Neil Gow are sure to divide favoritism unless accident disables one or the other from starting, there will lie sturdy opposition for the pair. The St. Leger is a mares race by tradition and record and such fillies as Rosedrop. Winkipop and Maid of Corinth are quite likely to be sent to t lie pest, while Greenback. Prince Rupert, Tress.idy. Charles OMallev. Swvnford. Decision. Rochester, Plaoirtus, Admiral Hawke, Merry Jack. Souvigiiy. Brdnsfho and flsti-r King are all worth starting by virtue of sterling achievements in publi. racing. A great many French colts and fillies are nominated, but whether any of them are to be sen] over to England has not as yet become a matter of public knowledge.