St Leger: Red Verdon ruled out of Doncaster Classic by Ed Dunlop

Ed Dunlop
Ed Dunlop had warned that Red Verdon endured setbacks in the run-up to Doncaster
Ladbrokes St Leger
Date: Saturday 10 September Venue: Doncaster Racecourse Time: 15:45 BST Also: Irish Champion Stakes, Leopardstown, 18:45 BST Coverage: Commentary of both races on BBC Radio 5 live

Red Verdon will miss the St Leger at Doncaster on Saturday, says trainer Ed Dunlop.

The horse, sixth in the Derby at Epsom and fourth in the Irish version, was about 8-1 third favourite for the world's oldest Classic.

Dunlop was not happy with the colt, who has the same owner as late stablemate and three-time Melbourne Cup runner-up Red Cadeaux, after a training run.

Idaho, trained by Aidan O'Brien, is the odds-on favourite for Saturday's race.

Seamie Heffenan will ride Idaho, with O'Brien's retained jockey Ryan Moore at Leopardstown for Irish Champions Weekend.

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