The 165th winner of the New St Leger, held on Saturday 6th September 1941 at Manchester, was Sun Castle, a bay colt by Hyperion out of Castle Gay, owned by the 1st Viscount Portal. A field of 16 runners contested the race which was worth £2,600 to the winner. (Equivalent to £133,600 in 2017)


Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
SUN CASTLE Georges Bridgland Cecil Boyd-Rochfort 1st Viscount Portal 10/1
CHATEAU LAROSE R Jones G Lambton Mr H Morriss 11/2 fav
DANCING TIME M Beary Lawson Lord Glanely 25/1
MAZARIN Bartlam R Dawson Mr R Dawson 7/1
RANGER Mullins Beeby Mr Abelson 100/1
ROYAL ACADEMY Gardner Blagrave Mr H Blagrave 33/1
DEVONIAN Perryman Lawson Lord Glanely 100/9
STARWORT J Taylor G Colling Mrs A James 20/1
FIREZE DIN Stephenson George Todd Sir W Jury 25/1
OWEN TUDOR W Nevett Fred Darling Mrs MacDonald-Buchanan 6/1
BAKHTAWAR Harry Wragg Fred Darling Miss Dorothy Paget 100/7
ORTHODOX Doug Smith Cannon Mr J Rank 33/1
PTOLEMY Eph Smith Jack Jarvis Lord Rosebery 100/6
FELOUS T H Carey Jack Jarvis Lord Rosebery 25/1
ROYALIST Lowrey J Payne Sir Victor Sassoon 10/1
LAMBERT SIMNEL Richardson Templeman Duke of Westminster 100/6
The winner won by a head in 3 minutes 4.4 seconds in a first Classic to be run at the Lancashire track. Over Round 112%

In the Official 3-Y-O Free Handicap Derby winner Owen Tudor was rated 4lbs higher than St Leger winner Sun Castle, 7lbs higher than Oaks winner Commotion, 8lbs higher than 2000 Guineas winner Lambert Simnel and 11lbs higher than 1000 Guineas winner Dancing Time. Based on their entire career performances, this site rates Owen Tudor 9lbs higher than Sun Castle, 13lbs higher than Commotion, 14lbs higher than Lambert Simnel, and 15lbs higher than Dancing Time.

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