2020 Irish St Leger Betting Tips, Best Bookmakers & Free Bets

The second and final day of Irish Champions Weekend features four Group One races. The main event is the Irish St Leger, which was won in 2019 by Search For A Song.

Many of Ireland's finest stayers have claimed victory in this fabled Classic, including Yeats, Order Of St George and Vinnie Roe.

We have tips for the feature race for you here, plus the latest odds, form and key trends.

Irish St Leger Key Facts

Date Sunday, 13th September, 2020
Course Curragh
Status Group One
Distance 1m6f
Race Type Set Weights
First Prize €228k
Age 3YO+

2020 Irish St Leger Odds


Name
Best Odds
Top Bookie
Fujaira Prince10/3Paddy Power
Twilight Payment10/3Betfair
Sovereign4/1Paddy Power
Master Of Reality6/1Paddy Power
Search For A Song7/1Betfair
Micro Manage10/1Paddy Power
Bar12/1

2021 Irish St Leger Tips

On the back of a terrific victory in the Ebor Handicap at York, Fujaira Prince will attempt to land his first Group One in the 2020 Irish St Leger. Roger Varian's raider will take on last year's winner Search For A Song, former Irish Derby winner Sovereign, plus other strong stayers like Twilight Payment and Master Of Reality.

Once the final field is revealed, we'll have our Irish St Leger tips live on the website.

2020 Irish St Leger Day Card

Time
Title
Track
1:20pm Curragh Bold Lad Handicap (Premier Handicap) 6f
1:55pm Curragh Blandford Stakes (Group 2) 1m2f
2:25pm Curragh Flying Five Stakes (Group 1) 5f
3:00pm Curragh Moyglare Stud Stakes (Group 1) 7f
3:35pm Curragh Vincent O'Brien National Stakes (Group 1) 7f
4:10pm Curragh Irish St Leger (Group 1) 1m6f
5:25pm Curragh Super Auction Sale Stakes 6½f
6:00pm Curragh Northfields Handicap (Premier Handicap) 1m2f

Irish St Leger History

The Irish St Leger is the fifth and final Classic of the season in Ireland. This Group One race is staged at the Curragh, and is run over a challenging one-and-three-quarter mile trip.

The Irish St Leger is also the final leg on the Irish Triple Crown. The colt's Triple Crown consists of the Irish 2000 Guineas, the Irish Derby and the Irish St Leger. 

Fillies have to win the Irish 1000 Guineas and the Irish Oaks, along with the Irish St Leger, if they want to win the Triple Crown.

Unlike the British version of the St Leger, which is only open to three-year-olds, older horses are free to enter the Irish St Leger. This means there have been a number of multiple winners of this Classic.

Vintage Crop was the first to do just that, winning the Irish St Leger in 1993 and '94. Oscar Schindler and Kayf Tara both managed back to back victories before the turn of the century.

2001 saw Dermot Weld's Vinnie Roe win the Irish St Leger for the first time. Vinnie Roe would go on to retain his title the following year, complete a hat-trick in 2003 and win the Irish St Leger for the fourth time in 2004.

Vincent O'Brien is the most successful trainer in the history of this Classic, having saddled nine winners between 1959 and 1988.

His son, Aidan O'Brien has carried on his family's rich tradition of Irish St Leger winners, with the last of his five winners coming in 2019, when Flag Of Honour scooped the top prize.

Plenty of British trainers have celebrated success in the Irish St Leger down the years. John Dunlop, Paul Cole, James Fanshawe and Jeremy Noseda have all won the race. John Gosden and Mark Johnston shared the prize in 2011, when Duncan and Jukebox Jury dead-heated.

Tom Dascombe celebrated a famous win in 2014, when the popular Brown Panther won the Irish St Leger.

Order Of St George won the race for the first time the following season. Having been upset by Willie Mullins Wicklow Brave in 2016, Order Of St George successfully regained his title in 2017.

The 2019 edition of the Irish St Leger went the way of Dermot Weld once again, as his three-year-old filly, Search For A Song upset Kew Gardens to claim Classic glory.

Irish St Leger Winners

Year
Winner
2019 Search For A Song
2018 Flag Of Honour
2017 Order Of St George
2016 Wicklow Brave
2015 Order Of St George
2014 Brown Panther
2013 Voleuse de Coeurs
2012 Royal Diamond
2011 Duncan + Jukebox Jury
2010 Sans Frontieres
2009 Alandi
2008 Septimus
2007 Yeats
2006 Kastoria
2005 Collier Hill
2004 Vinne Roe
2003 Vinne Roe
2002 Vinne Roe