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Blinkers for Michelangelo in Leger bid at Town Moor

Updated: Wednesday, 12 Sep 2012 00:47

John Gosden will reach for first-time headgear on Michelangelo
John Gosden will reach for first-time headgear on Michelangelo

Michelangelo is likely to wear blinkers for the first time in the Ladbrokes St Leger at Doncaster on Saturday.

John Gosden fitted Arctic Cosmos with the same headgear when he landed the Town Moor Classic two years ago and the trainer is set to repeat the trick this weekend.

Gosden told British Champions Series TV: "I think Michelangelo would be a strong possibility (to wear blinkers) for the same reason (as Arctic Cosmos).

"He's a very genuine horse but he's quite dreamy and lacks focus. I've popped them on him, William was happy with them on, just to give him focus."

Michelangelo is set to be joined by pacemaker Dartford, as well as his Great Voltigeur Stakes-winning stablemate Thought Worthy.

Gosden is seeking to not only foil Camelot's quest for the Triple Crown, but also to complete a hat-trick in the race after Masked Marvel's triumph 12 months ago.

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