Camelot set for Triple Crown bid in St Ledger

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Camelot is set to face a maximum of ten rivals as he bids to become the first colt since Nijinsky in 1970 to triumph in racing's Triple Crown.

The three-year-old, trained by Aidan O'Brien in Ireland, is set to run in the St Ledger in Doncaster on Saturday (September 15th) having already claimed the 2,000 Guineas and Epsom Derby.

Stablemates Imperial Monarch and Chamonix could be among the horse's possible opponents in the race, which is set to begin at 15:40 BST.

The colt will be running over one-and-three-quarter miles for the first time following victories over shorter distances.

O'Brien admitted that the horse would be "out of his comfort zone" when he steps in distance.

"When they go beyond that mile-and-a-half, that's when the real stamina must kick in. Stayers don't build up as much as middle-distance horses, but he's not long or lean, he's round and strong," the trainer added.

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