St. Leger Unfavorable to Favorites, Daily Racing Form, 1921-09-22


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ST. LEGER UNFAVORABLE TO FAVORITES The upset of the long1 odds bet on Craig an Erau at the start for the St. Leger recalls the occasions on which the first favorites have gone down in recent years. Last year Spion Kop, starting at 3 to 1, was unplaced; in 1919 Buchan, 11 to S on, was third; omitting the four years 1915 to lllS during which a "substitute" race was run at Newmarket, we find iu 1014 Kcnnymore, 7 to 2, second; in 1913 Louvois, 9 to 4. unplaced; iu 1912 Lomond, 0 to 4, unplaced.; in 1911 King William, 0 to 4. second; in 1910 Leinborg, 5 to 4 on, third; 1905 Keystone II.. 5 to 4, fourth; 1905 Cherry Lass, C to 4 on, third, and in 1P01 Volodyovski, C to 5 on, second. During the years covered by these dates the following unexpected outsiders have been successful: 1901, Doricles, 40 to 1; 1913. Night Hawk, 50 to 1, and 1921, Polemarch, 50 to 1. Another winner to start at 50 to 1 was Throstle in 1891, and as far back as 1S82 Dutch Oven effected a surprise at -JO to J. London Sportsman..

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