10/20/2011 2:07PM

Doncaster: Camelot favored in Racing Post Trophy


Camelot, the sharp winner of a maiden race at Leopardstown Racecourse in Ireland in his career debut in July, will be a short-priced favorite in his second career start, Saturday’s Group 1 Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster, England.

Trained by Aidan O’Brien for Derrick Smith, Susan Magnier, and Michael Tabor, Camelot is listed at 12-1 in future-book betting for the 2012 English Derby. A colt by Montjeu, Camelot was a 3-2 chance on Thursday to win the Racing Post Trophy, which is run over a mile for entire colts and fillies. The race has a purse of approximately $314,000.

The field of six includes two stakes winners: Fencing, trained by John Gosden, and Talwar, trained by Jeremy Noseda.

Fencing, owned by breeder George Strawbridge, won the Danford Stud Stakes at Newbury on Aug. 13. A colt by Street Cry, Fencing is out of Latice, the winner of the 2004 French Oaks.

Talwar won stakes at Ascot and Sandown Park in the summer, but has been seventh and ninth in his last two starts in stakes this fall.

Fencing is expected to be the second choice in the Racing Post Trophy, while Talwar will be a longshot.