Cracksman is on offer at no bigger than 5-2, the same price as Wings Of Eagles, who finished so powerfully to beat him at Epsom. Cliffs Of Moher, runner-up Grant Hill Youth Jersey that day, is expected to miss the Curragh race in favour of the Eclipse. André Fabre’s Waldgeist is next in the betting at 4-1 with Capri on 12-1. Unsettled weather could have a major impact on that betting and indeed on running plans as well, since up to 20mm of rain was forecast to hit The Curragh last night, with a similar amount forecast on Wednesday. That could be a problem for Wings Of Eagles, whose two weakest efforts came on the softest ground he has encountered. In October, he trailed Waldgeist by seven lengths in a French Group One on soft going. Advertisement Harbour Law’s fine effort to be third in last week’s Gold Cup has proved costly as the four-year-old damaged a tendon in the process and will not race again this year. “We were so excited after the race as he ran so well,” his Epsom-based trainer, Laura Mongan, said. “It’s so frustrating but we’ll get him back. He tried his heart out. Maybe the ground was a bit quick for him. It’s a tendon injury, it’s not too serious but it just needs time. “We went from a massive high on Thursday because he’d run such a good race to an incredible low on Friday. We’ll look after him, he’s only young and he’s lightly, so he’ll come back.” A three-year deal for sponsorship of the St Leger has been agreed between Doncaster racecourse and William Hill, who will take over backing the race this year from their rivals Ladbrokes. The news is a somewhat ironic outcome to the bitter ending of Ladbrokes’ time at Doncaster, which became a casualty last year of racing’s Authorised Betting Partner scheme. As Ladbrokes never became an ABP, they were prevented from extending their existing deals and therefore quit as sponsors of the Leger and the World Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival. William Hill were never an ABP either but the scheme ended when the government’s new betting levy came into force in April. This is the first deal struck with a major bookmaker since thenDespite her record-breaking career, Serena Williams, who has won 23 major singles titles, has still had to put up with constant comments about her body shape. She has long dismissed the detractors, once saying: “I could lose 20lb and I’m still going to have these knockers and I’m going to have this ass, and that’s just the way it is.” Watson, who came close to victory against Williams at Wimbledon in 2015 before the American went on to win the sixth of her seven titles at the All England Club, said that while she sometimes wished she looked better on court, it was not realistic in the heat of battle. She said female players were showing their strength on court and that sport “isn’t just for boys. And sport definitely isn’t about looking perfectMark Cavendish’s attempts to become the most prolific stage-winner in Tour de France history will continue this July after he was named in Team Dimension Data’s squad for the race. Chris Froome: This Tour de France route is biggest challenge of my career Read more The news, while expected, is still a gamble as the 32-year-old sprinter returned to training only six weeks ago, having contracted the Epstein-Barr virus earlier this year. Best known as the cause of glandular fever, the virus has effectively wiped out the first half of his season, although Cavendish did claim a second place in the final stage of the Tour of Slovenia this month. The sprinter is on 30 Tour de France stage wins, four behind the record holder, Eddy Merckx. “After being asked about it for what seems like forever, I’m delighted to have been selected for @LeTour with these fine @TeamDiData lads,” Cavendish said in a tweet. Also included in the South African-based team’s lineup are English pair Steve Cummings and Scott Thwaites, who will be making his Tour debut. Cummings is another rider who has missed much of this season, having broken his collarbone, scapula and sternum in a serious crash in April, but Sonny Gray Womens Jersey the 36-year-old made a remarkable return at last week’s National Road Championships, claiming a rare time trial and road race double

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