There is an unusual shape to the line up for the 2019 William Hill St Leger. There are no Godolphin runners and not a single filly. Aidan O’Brien holds more than half the entries at the five-day stage but seems likely to substantially reduce that representation. If he does, we will be looking at a single figure line up. There is a single overwhelming favourite who looks perfectly suited to the task but whose profile is itself untypical. Logician was unraced as a two-year-old and has seen the racecourse only four times in total. Ironically, smaller fields have produced great drama in the race in recent years. Simple Verse got the race on appeal in a seven-runner affair and Idaho was odds-on to beat just eight rivals before unseating Seamie Heffernan during the race and leaving the way clear for Harbour Law’s shock success. It may be that the (currently) benign weather forecast is the only thing that is settled this year.