Burrows’ Hukum has St Leger in his sights
Hukum earned quotes of 10-1 for the St Leger on September 12 after landing the Group 3 Geoffrey Freer Stakes at Newbury.
The three-year-old took stepping up to Group company in his stride with a four-and-a-half-length victory over 6-1 shot Max Vega under Jim Crowley for in-form owner Sheikh Hamdan.
Hukum won the King George V Handicap at Royal Ascot and his trainer Owen Burrows believes there is more improvement to come.
“Jim said he didn’t think they went very quick and did mention he thought Hukum might be a bit better going a bit quicker. He was impressive. He’d never ran on soft ground, so until they’ve run on it you’re a little worried, but he’s handled it fine,” said Burrows.
“He’s strengthening as the year goes on and is very exciting. The St Leger will be spoken about, but this horse has got a bit of speed and I don’t think we’re talking about a Cup horse