Racing: Stowaway and Patriarch share top billing

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Stowaway and Silver Patriarch who fought out a stirring finish to York's Great Voltigeur Stakes last week, headed the William Hill market for the St Leger when the latest acceptors were prematurely released yesterday.

A total of 18 horses remain in the final Classic of the season, to be staged at Doncaster on 13 September.

The list of runners was not expected to be released until today. However, William Hill released their prices ahead of publication leaving the Doncaster executive no option but to publish the acceptors.

Both Stowaway, trained by Saeed bin Suroor, and the John Dunlop charge Silver Patriarch are available at 5-2 with the Irish Derby runner up, Dr Johnson, next best at 7-1.

The Tote Jackpot pool at Ripon yesterday reached pounds 378,678.30. With 87 pence in winning tickets a dividend of pounds 268,861.50 was declared to a pounds 1 stake. There were seven different winning ticket-holders with 10p winner scooping over pounds 26,000 from a bet placed on the track. The dividend outstripped the equivalent starting-price accumulator, which paid pounds 23,940 for a pounds 1 outlay. The sum of pounds 49,228.18 is carried forward to Carlisle's Jackpot today.