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Trainer William Haggas says Tom Marquand is a champion jockey in anticipation of the first classic win

‘He is top class and will one day become champion’: Trainer William Haggas praises Tom Marquand after the 23-year-old took his first classic victory

  • Jockey Tom Marquand won the victory over Galileo Chrome in the Pertemps St Leger
  • It was the 23-year-old jockey’s first classic win in his fledgling career
  • Trainer William Haggas says Marquand has a huge career ahead of him

Trainer William Haggas believes Tom Marquand is a champion jockey in anticipation after the 23-year-old made another huge career move with his first classic win over Galileo Chrome in the Pertemps St Leger.

Marquand’s success at Doncaster on Saturday topped a campaign that began when he won Group 1 races in Australia in March and April on Addeybb trained by Haggas.

Haggas, who uses Marquand more than any other rider, said: “He’s talented and very enthusiastic. He is top class and will one day become champion.

Tom Marquand made another huge career move with his first classic win in Doncaster

Tom Marquand made another huge career move with his first classic win in Doncaster

‘The victories in Australia were big for all of us, including Tom. His career has continued from there. ‘

Stamina won Galileo Chrome the St Leger when he went clear in the final steps after a fight with runner-up Berkshire Rocco.

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