Horse name: Rekindling

Age: 3

Sex: Colt

Trainer: Joseph O’Brien

Owner: Lloyd Williams

Country: Ireland

Attempt?: Unclear

Our handicap: 52kgs

Formline: Curragh Cup + Irish St Leger trial

Distance Query?: No

Path?: St Leger

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Notes: First of all, Rekindling is owned by Lloyd Williams so that tells you all you need to know on his focus. He won the Group 2 Curragh Cup (2800m) over Wicklow Brave, and at that point was always going towards the Irish St Leger. On that path was his most recent start, where he was second in the St Leger Trial behind Order Of St George by some margin. Next year?

Post-race update: We said Rekindling might’ve been more of chance next year, given he was just a Northern Hemisphere three-year-old but as it turned out, he had the perfect preparation for the Cup with plenty of miles in his legs.