Posted: Sep 14, 2012 4:17 AM
Updated: Sep 14, 2012 4:17 AM
DONCASTER, England (AP) Camelot is an odds-on favorite to become the first horse in 42 years to complete the English Triple Crown when the unbeaten colt contests Saturday's St. Leger, the world's oldest classic.
Nijinsky, ridden by Lester Piggott in 1970, was the last horse to win the 2,000 Guineas, the English Derby and the St. Leger in one season.
History is clearly against the 3-year-old Camelot, who is stepping up in the distance to nearly two miles (3,200 meters) for the last classic of 2012, but the form guide certainly isn't.
Raced sparingly, Aidan O'Brien's horse has won all five of his races without ever coming under serious pressure and British bookmakers have him down as the 2-5 favorite for the Doncaster race.