CAMELOT will seek to become the first English Triple Crown winner since the legendary NIJINSKY in 1970 when he runs in the season's final classic, the St Leger over 14 furlongs at Doncaster tomorrow.
Trained in Ireland by Aidan O'Brien, CAMELOT won the 2000 Guineas over a mile at Newmarket in April and followed up two months later with an impressive display in the Epsom Derby over 12 furlongs, with the trainer's 19-year-old son, Joseph O'Brien, aboard.
Stablemates IMPERIAL MONARCH and CHAMONIX, plus Derby runner-up MAIN SEQUENCE, are possible opponents in what is expected to be an 11-strong field.
CAMELOT, who is unbeaten in five races, also won the Irish Derby at The Curragh last time out on June 30. Significantly, NIJINSKY was trained at the same Ballydoyle base in County Tipperary as CAMELOT by the great Vincent O'Brien, who was no relation to Aidan.
The great Lester Piggott, who rode NIJINSKY to victory 42 years ago, believes CAMELOT is capable of completing the Triple Crown.
"CAMELOT can emulate NIJINSKY," he said. "There is no reason why he shouldn't get the trip."