Horse named after Tyson Fury 80/1 with the bookies for St Leger win at Doncaster

A horse named after heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury is 80/1 with the bookies to win its next race.

The three-year-old colt, trained by Richard Spencer, is a big outsider in Paddy Power and Betfair’s market for Saturday’s Pertemps St Leger Stakes at Doncaster.

He was among 12 runners declared for the Flat season’s final Classic this morning.

Tyson Fury won on his only start of his career at the track in July, over 1m 4f – and is the least experienced member of the field by some way.

But connections are encouraged by the fractions of the race and that the second and third have won since.

Jockey Kieran Shoemark, who like Tyson Fury’s trainer hails from Gloucestershire, has ridden the stayer in his last two bits of work.

Spencer is hopeful the son of Iffraaj can outrun his price in the Group 1 contest.



Tyson Fury the horse on the gallops in Newmarket

“He couldn’t have done it any better on his debut run,” he said.

“His work at home has been good since.

“It’s a big step up for him. The trip shouldn’t be a problem, as he wasn’t stopping last time.

“Hopefully we see a natural progression on Saturday.”

The 11/4 favourite for the race is Pyledriver, an impressive three-and-a-half length winner of a key trial, the Group 2 Sky Bet Great Voltigeur Stakes at York.



Tyson Fury

Irish Derby hero Santiago and Jim Crowley’s mount Hukum are other major contenders, while the well-supported Galileo Chrome stands his ground for Joseph O’Brien.

Spencer understands Tyson Fury has watched his horse race – and hopes he can visit Sefton Lodge Stables when commitments allow.

“I was told he saw the debut win,” he said.

“Hopefully he will be able to come to the yard and see the horse some time.”

Spencer also has a racer called Big Narstie in his Newmarket string.

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