14:45 Leopardstown

Saturday 11 September 2021

All12:4013:1013:4014:1014:4515:1515:4516:20

    Irish Champion Stakes (Group 1)

  • 3YO plus  |   Class 1  |   1m 2f  |   Good  |   4 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 14:46  |   Winning time: 2m 11.19s
1st
Horse silk
4
(4)
5/6f
T: A P O'BrienJ: R L Moore
Chased leaders in 3rd, ridden to dispute lead 1f out, edged right throughout final furlong, led narrowly inside final furlong, stayed on well close home tchd 4/5
2nd
Horse silk
¾
2
(2)
9/4
T: D K WeldJ: C T Keane
Held up in touch in last, pushed along under 2f out, ridden in close 3rd 1f out, carried right throughout final furlong, 2nd inside final furlong, kept on well close home op 5/2
3rd
Horse silk
nse
3
(1)
4/1
T: J S BolgerJ: K J Manning
Chased leader in 2nd, pushed along to lead over 1f out, ridden and joined 1f out, headed and dropped to close 3rd inside final furlong, kept on same pace close home op 7/2
4th
Horse silk
7 ½
1
(3)
33/1
T: J P O'BrienJ: D P McDonogh
Led, ridden 2f out, headed over 1f out, dropped to last 1f out, weakened final furlong op 50/1

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€1.40EX:€2.20Trifecta:€2.80SF:€2.98

Forecasts

St Mark's Basilica (5/6), Tarnawa (9/4), Poetic Flare (4/1), Patrick Sarsfield (33/1)

Verdict

Just the 4 runners but a belting renewal. ST MARK'S BASILICA coped very well with a small-field scenario when an impressive winner of the Eclipse and can land a fifth Group 1 success in a row. The Arc is presumably the main target for Tarnawa so it could be that the chief threat comes from leading miler Poetic Flare, whose pedigree provides plenty of hope that he'll be just as good over this trip.

  1. ST MARK'S BASILICA (FR)
  2. POETIC FLARE (IRE)
  3. TARNAWA (IRE)

Previous Winners

2020
Magical
Weight: 9-6  |Age: 5
9/2

Prize Money

1st: €580,000.002nd: €200,000.003rd: €100,000.004th: €50,000.005th: €30,000.006th: €20,000.007th: €10,000.00

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