Harbour Law Captures St. Leger After Idaho Slips, Loses Rider

by | 09.10.2016 | 1:20pm
Harzand (Pat Smullen) beats Idaho (Ryan Moore) in the Irish Derby.

Harbour Law upset Saturday's Group 1 St. Leger at odds of 22-1, as hot favorite Idaho slipped with three furlongs to run and unseated rider Seamie Heffernan. Harbor Law, a sophomore son of Lawman, gave trainer Laura Mongan her first win at the group level, reports racingpost.com.

With a half-mile left to run over the Doncaster course, Harbour Law was trailing the field under jockey George Baker. Idaho was just in front of him, and was moving just off the rail when he appeared to take a misstep, stumbling and unseating Heffernan. His stablemate Houseofparliament and Ventura Storm were engaged in a duel for the lead down the stretch, but Baker and Harbour Law built up enough momentum to come from behind and nail both leaders on the wire by three-quarters of a length.

“It proves that we can do it with the right ammunition,” said Mongan. “We do very well as a team with what we have got at home. It is great to get a horse like this and have a chance to bring him here for a race like today.”

Idaho appeared to be unharmed after the incident, galloping off riderless before being corralled. Heffernan suffered a bloody nose and was taken to the hospital for further checks.

Read more at racingpost.com.

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