16:40 Curragh

Sunday 13 September 2020

All14:0014:3515:1015:4016:1016:4017:1517:50
  • Comer Group International Irish St. Leger (Group 1)
  • Class 1  |   1m 6f  |   Good  |   8 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 16:49  |   Winning time: 3m 6.5s
1st
7
(7)
7/1
T: D K WeldJ: O J Orr
Held up in rear, closer in 6th 3f out, 4th 2f out, pushed along in 2nd 1 1/2f out, ridden 1f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on well close home op 6/1 tchd 15/2
2nd
2
2
(4)
3/1
T: R VarianJ: Andrea Atzeni
Chased leader in 2nd, headway to lead under 2f out, ridden 2f out, strongly pressed 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on same pace close home op 5/2
3rd
nk
6
(6)
9/2
T: J P O'BrienJ: W M Lordan
Chased leaders, 3rd 2f out, ridden in 2nd 2f out, 3rd 1 1/2f out, kept on same pace in 3rd final furlong
4th
3
1
(8)
33/1
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: S Foley
Held up towards rear, pushed along in 7th 3f out, ridden in 7th on outer 2f out, 6th 1f out, kept on without threatening in 4th inside final furlong op 40/1
5th
½
8
(1)
38-13
6/1
T: A P O'BrienJ: J A Heffernan
Chased leaders, 4th 3f out, ridden in 5th 2f out, no impression op 15/2
6th
1 ¾
5
(2)
5/2f
T: A P O'BrienJ: R L Moore
Led, ridden and headed under 3f out, soon weakened op 11/4
7th
8
3
(3)
8/1
T: W P MullinsJ: C T Keane
Mid-division, 5th 3f out, soon ridden and no impression op 7/1 tchd 17/2
8th
96
4
(5)
150/1
T: L ComerJ: C D Hayes
Held up in last, ridden and lost touch at halfway, weakened op 125/1 tchd 100/1

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€6.60Pl:€1.50, €1.90, €2.10EX:€24.50Trifecta:€121.20Tricast:€104.70SF:€27.76

Forecasts

Sovereign (5/2), Fujaira Prince (3/1), Twilight Payment (9/2), Passion (6/1), Search For A Song (7/1), Micro Manage (8/1), Barbados (33/1), Raa Atoll (150/1)

Verdict

Aidan O'Brien has a superb record in this contest and his SOVEREIGN is taken to enhance it further following his runner-up effort to Enable in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot in July. All roads lead to the Melbourne Cup for Twilight Payment and he's the main danger to the selection on paper, ahead of last year's winner Search For A Song.

  1. SOVEREIGN (IRE)
  2. TWILIGHT PAYMENT (IRE)
  3. SEARCH FOR A SONG (IRE)

Previous Winners

2019
Search For A Song
Weight: 8-11  |Age: 3
10/1

Prize Money

1st: €232,000.002nd: €80,000.003rd: €40,000.004th: €20,000.005th: €11,999.006th: €8,000.007th: €4,000.00
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