The 71st winner of the St Leger, held on Wednesday 16th September 1846 over 1 mile 6 furlongs and 132 yards of Town Moor, was Sir Tatton Sykes, a bay colt by Melbourne out of a dam of Margrave, owned by Mr William Scott. A field of 12 runners contested the race, although there were 149 subscriptions of 50 sovereigns each, which was worth 7450 sovereigns. The race value was £2,925 (Equivalent to £325,000 in 2017)


Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
SIR TATTON SYKES William (Bill) Scott William Oates Mr William Scott 3/1
IAGO F Butler Colonel Anson 10/1
BROCARDO J Holmes General Shubrick 3/1
THE FREE LANCE Nat Flatman Lord Chesterfield 50/1
FANCY BOY Sim Templeman Mr Meiklam 8/1
CRANEBROOK Bartholomew Mr Cranston 30/1
GRIMSTON Job Marson Mr O'Brien 50/1
STING H Bell Lord E Russell 11/2
TOM TULLOCH S Day Colonel Anson 50/1
THE TRAVERSER Marlow Mr O'Brien 7/1
ROMANCE Whitehouse Mr Skerratt 50/1
POYNTON Lye Mr Meiklam 20/1
The winner won by 1/2 a length in 3 minutes 16 seconds to record his second Classic victory having earlier landed the 2000 Guineas. However, in a career of 11 races he disappointed after this victory and won a total of just 4 races. Over Round 113%
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