The esteemed St. Leger Festival kicked off on September 8th with an exciting card race. The exciting event gave horse racing betting enthusiasts a great opportunity to check out numerous Paddy Power offers for Grand National to choose from. Wren’s Breath was the most exciting runner. Last year, De Bromhead put in dominant performances in the most important National Hunt meetings. For example, he won the Gold Cup at Cheltenham and handed the first two home in the Grand National. Besides that, he also won the Champion Chase and Champion Hurdle during the meeting in March.
De Bromhead has also been registering some success on the Flat. For instance, Lismore emerged the 14-1 winner in Group 3 over two miles at Sandown in May. His other Flat runner in Britain this season was Flirting Bridge. The runner raced at Ascot with massive odds of 50-1.
However, none of them is as exciting as Wren’s Breath, a one-eyed three-year-old filly. In July, she came in second on her debut at Navan, losing narrowly by 9-2 Stag Night. In the race, the first two drew five lengths clear of the third runner, 100-30 Split Passion.
Surge From Last To First
Wren Breath’s next start is what caught the eye. She started miles behind and seemed to be out of the race with two furlongs to go. In fact, one of the commentators claimed that she was in an impossible position.
Nevertheless, she completely drove up the stiff finish over 6f at Naas to claim the Listed contest. In the end, jockey Gary Carroll had a task to stop her from running after the post.
The two runs were on good ground, implying that the flatter finish over 7f at Donny will not be an uphill task.
Her only issue is spatial awareness. After the Naas win, Carrol, who replaced Hollie Doyle in the saddle, reiterated that she is a one-eyed filly. He added that when he was behind horses until halfway, he wasn’t going anywhere.
Carrol also claimed that her spatial awareness is not great in that scenario. However, when he got out and got some daylight, the filly picked up well and firmly got to the line. 7-2 favorite High Princess was her main opposition. She was under Jason Hart and carried 4lb more.
Other fierce contenders included Silvestre De Sousa’s Just Beautiful at 4-1. Also, Racing League top jockey Jack Mitchell’s Double or Bubble at 11-2 was a major contender.
Promising Career for Wren’s Breath
The blistering burst of speed from last to first showed early signs of a promising career for the filly. The one-eyed horse is expected to continue the exciting performances at Doncaster.