Middle Earth to Be Supplemented to St Leger

Middle Earth winning the Melrose at York | racingfotos.com

Qatar Racing's Middle Earth (GB) (Roaring Lion) will be supplemented for £50,000 to the Sept. 16 G1 Betfred St Leger at Doncaster.

Victorious in a 1 1/2-mile novice event at Newmarket July 28, the  Thady and John Gosden trainee doubled up with a win in York's Melrose on the final day of the Ebor meeting (Aug. 26).

“He's progressed well throughout the year, he's always looked like a nice staying colt in the making,” said Thady Gosden. “Of course, he won the Melrose, which is an impressive handicap, in good style.”

He added, “He's got plenty of size and scope, he's a horse that's taken time to mature, as many 3-year-olds do.”

The Gosden yard could therefore be well-stocked for the Classic, with Juddmonte's Arrest (Ire) (Frankel {GB}), G1 Queen's Vase winner Gregory (GB) (Golden Horn {GB}) and Lion's Pride (GB) (Roaring Lion)–who beat Middle Earth earlier this season–all currently holding entries.

“It's a fortunate position to be in, to have a few horses who could take up starting positions in the St Leger,” he said.

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