Da Big Hoss wins American Leger

Clondaw Warrior was a fast-finishing second behind odds-on favourite Da Big Hoss in the American St Leger at Arlington.

Clondaw Warrior : Second in Chicago raid.

Willie Mullins' ultra-versatile performer is in the form of his life as a nine-year-old and has taken his owners to all if the big meetings.

Seamie Heffernan only had one rival behind him throughout but when he asked his mount to quicken in the short straight the Galway Hurdle winner found plenty for pressure.

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Unfortunately for connections of the runner-up , the Mike Maker-trained favourite, ridden by Florent Geroux, had quickened past William Buick on Wasir to put the race to bed and off slow early fractions, Clondaw Warrior simply had too much to do. Wasir stayed on for third.

"He just loves to win, he always finds a way, it doesn't matter where he is in the race," said Geroux on NBC.

"I got a great trip and no-one tried any funny business, which can happen when you ride a favourite.

"Earlier I won a race wire-to-wire and this time I can from off the pace, the track is great."

Connections of the winner are now considering a tilt at the Melbourne Cup. He would be the first American to run in the race if the ambitious plan comes to fruition.

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