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Unlucky Space Jet fails to launch in the St Leger as Rioja Joey sets the Birmingham Cup standard at Perry Barr.

Space Jet’s bid to win the St Leger for a second time in her career came to a disappointing end at Perry Barr tonight. The superstar, who has really captured the imagination of race-goers with her breath-taking last to first finishes, got into trouble heading into the first bend and could not recover enough to mount enough of a challenge to qualify.

Crafty Shivoo sets the standard at Towcester in the Empress trial stakes as Fabulous Azurra is withdrawn

Crafty Shivoo took full advantage of the withdrawal of Fabulous Azurra to win Trial 6 of the Empress Stakes today at Towcester in a time of 29.15.

Mark Wallis’ black pup will most likely head into the first round proper as the outright favourite on the back of her performance today. She paced up well to lead from the lids and ran away from Rapido Lady and Kilara Coco down the back straight to record the second fastest time of the trial stakes.

Are Leeds Re-United?

Only 3 matches into the new football season, Leeds United are yet to register a first league win, there was a bit of respite with a victory over Shrewsbury Town in the League Cup in between. Daniel Farrow assesses Leeds United’s slow start to life in the Championship.