The 179th winner of the St Leger, held on Wednesday 7th September 1955 over 1 mile 6 furlongs and 132 yards of Town Moor, was Meld, a bay colt by Alycidon out of Daily Double, owned by Lady Zia Wernher. A field of 8 runners contested the race which was worth £19,000. (Equivalent to £478,800 in 2017)

The Youtube link below, supplied by British Pathe, is a 2 minute 48 second clip of the 1955 race

MELD SR 2026

Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
MELD Harry Carr Cecil Boyd-Rochfort Lady Zia Wernher 10/11 fav
NUCLEUS Lester Piggott Jerdein Miss Dorothy Paget 9/1
BEAU PRINCE S Boullenger France Mr G Wildenstein 4/1
MARWARI Scobie Breasley Walter Nightingall Mr C W Bell
COBETTO R Poincelet France Prince Aly Khan
DAEMON Tommy Gosling Ireland Mr B Mavroleos
LOVELY VATEL Manny Mercer G Colling Lady Irwin
MISS RIGTON H Greenaway Borham Mr D F Oates
The winner won by 3/4 of a length in 3 minutes 14.6 seconds, with 3 lengths back to the third. In a career spanning 6 races Meld won 5 and was second once. Over Round N/A

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