Harbour Law set for winter break

Harbour Law appears increasingly likely to be given the rest of the year off following his historic triumph in Saturday's St Leger.

Harbour Law (left) will rest on his laurels until next season

Laura Mongan became the first woman in the Doncaster Classic's 240-year history to train the winner as her pride and joy got up in the shadows of the post in the hands of George Baker.

Epsom-based Mongan admitted on Sunday morning she was still on cloud nine and is keeping her fingers crossed Harbour Law is still in her care next season.

"He's absolutely fine. He ate up last night and pulled out well this morning," said the trainer

"He's probably a little bit quieter than normal, but you'd expect that. He had to dig deep and he did.

"It was an awesome, brilliant day and I'm still wearing the smile.

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"I wouldn't say we were shocked, as we felt he had every right to be there, but you just don't even imagine what it would be like to win.

"I don't think he'll run again this season. Nothing is set in stone and we still need to have a discussion about it, but I think he's probably done enough,

"He's a horse who is still improving and we've always felt he'll be a better horse next year."

Mongan revealed her stable star has been the subject of offers already this year and that interest is only likely to increase following his terrific display on Town Moor.

"Fingers crossed we still have him next season. We've had a few offers during the season, so he might not have been here now, but thankfully he is," said Mongan.

"We haven't had any offers today – I probably won't answer the phone. I suppose every horse is for sale, but we're not going to complain about that.

"We're very lucky to have him."

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