16:15 Leopardstown Sat 14 September 2019

  • QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes (Group 1) (Class 1)
  • 1m 2f, Good (Good to Firm in places)
  • 8 Runners
  • Winner€712,500.002nd€237,500.003rd€112,500.004th€50,000.005th€25,001.006th€12,500.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Winning time:2m 6.49sOff time:16:16:47
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1
(8)
49-7OR: 120D
5/1

Impressive when bolting up in a York Group 2 on soft ground and seemingly improved again when staying on well for third in the Juddmonte over the same C&D last time out. Widest draw's not ideal but in the form of his life at present.

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2
(1)
49-7OR: 115D
66/1

Group 3 winner at Ascot last year but yet to get off the mark in a globe-trotting campaign so far this year. Down the order on jockey bookings and others make more appeal.

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3
(6)
59-4OR: 116D
11/1

Group 1 Nassau winner against her own sex at Goodwood last time and clearly effective when she gets fast conditions. Likely to need a career best to win this but not one to rule out from an each-way perspective.

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4
(5)
49-4OR: 111
20/1

Hasn't won since a wide margin success in the Ribblesdale last year but she's run some big races in Group 1 company including in the Arlington Million last time out. Gets her ground again here but needs to find her very best form to be competitive.

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5
(3)
49-4OR: 122D
11/10

A two-time Group 1 winner who has been unlucky to be around at the same time as Enable, runner-up to the superstar mare on three occasions in Group 1 company, most recently in the Yorkshire Oaks. Leading player here getting her optimum ground/trip.

6
(2)
39-1OR: 118C
12/1

Group 2 winner at two and produced a game effort to land the Epsom Derby on second start this year. Failed to reel in his stablemate in the Irish equivalent but clearly better than his Ascot effort last time; drop back in trip a slight concern.

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7
(7)
39-1OR: 112D
11/2

Has improved from handicap company to win a pair of French Group 2 races. That form is a level below what's needed here but less exposed than his rivals and may be capable of further improvement.

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8
(4)
39-1OR: 117C
5/1

Only beaten ½L behind Anthony Van Dyck in the Epsom Derby and didn't need to improve to get his head back in front in Group 3 company (1m) here last time out. Has given the impression this could be his optimum trip and respected against his elders.

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Last Year's Winner

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8Roaring Lion39-18/11Full Result
T: J H M GosdenJ: Oisin Murphy

Betting

Forecast

Magical (11/10), Madhmoon (5/1), Elarqam (5/1), Headman (11/2), Deirdre (11/1), Anthony Van Dyck (12/1), Magic Wand (20/1), Hunting Horn (66/1)

Verdict

MAGICAL can gain compensation for a string of second placed efforts having kept some very smart company on each of her last three starts and she can give Aidan O'Brien his first success in this race since 2011. There's seemingly little to separate several of her rivals but a repeat of Elarqam's third in the Juddmonte last time out might be enough to hit the frame. In the same ownership, Madhmoon rates as the main danger to the selection on his first try at this trip.
  1. Magical
  2. Madhmoon
  3. Elarqam

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F: -

T: H Palmer

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F: 2131

T: W J Haggas

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Most Followed

Military March

F: 1

T: S bin Suroor

Quadrilateral

F: 11

T: R Charlton

Max Vega

F: 21

T: R M Beckett

Emissary

F: -

T: H Palmer

Hamish

F: 2131

T: W J Haggas