LEOPARDSTOWN
12 September 2020
Saturday 12th September

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Irish Champion Stakes (Group 1) (Breeders' Cup Challenge Race) Racecard

  • Channel: ITV
  • Distance: 1m 2f
  • Going: Good
Leopardstown
Runners
6

Type
Flat

Surface
Turf

Weather
Partly cloudy

Selection

No myracing analysis available for this race

No.(Draw)
Runner
Best Odds
1
(3)
Ghaiyyath silk
D
Ghaiyyath
J: William Buick
T: Charlie Appleby
D
5 x Distance Winner - Won 5 times before at this distance
Distance Specialist - 5 wins from 6 starts at this distance (83%)
Going Specialist - 5 wins from 5 starts on this ground (100%)
Phenomenal talent arrives here seeking a fourth consecutive Group 1 success, one to beat
0-1111
Age: 5
Weight: 9-9
OR: 130
Days: 24
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
19 Aug 20 Yor York 10.5f Gd G1 9-6 1/5 Magical (3L) 11/8F 127 131
5 Jul 20 San Sandown 10f GF G1 9-3 1/7 Enable (2¼L) 9/4 126 129
5 Jun 20 Nmk Newmarket 12f GF G1 9-0 1/7 Anthony Van Dyck (2½L) 11/10F 126 125
20 Feb 20 Mey Meydan 10f Gd G3 9-5 1/6 Spotify (8½L) 4/9F 126 126
6 Oct 19 Lon Longchamp 12f VSft G1 9-5 10/12 Waldgeist (33L) 13/1 - 75
1 Sep 19 Bad Baden-Baden 12f Gd G1 9-6 1/9 Donjah (14L) 23/10 - 129
2
(2)
Japan silk
D
Japan
J: Ryan Moore
T: A P O'Brien
D
Distance Winner - Won before at this distance
Going Specialist - 2 wins from 3 starts on this ground (67%)
Sore feet after poor Ascot run behind Enable, capable of having a big say if at his best
14-433
Age: 4
Weight: 9-9
OR: 121
Days: 49
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
25 Jul 20 Asc Ascot 12f GF G1 9-7 3/3 Enable (16½L) 5/2 122 111
5 Jul 20 San Sandown 10f GF G1 9-3 3/7 Ghaiyyath (2½L) 6/1 122 123
17 Jun 20 Asc Ascot 10f Gd G1 9-0 4/7 Lord North (5½L) 6/4F 122 116
6 Oct 19 Lon Longchamp 12f VSft G1 8-13 4/12 Waldgeist (4L) 9/1 - 123
21 Aug 19 Yor York 10.5f Gd G1 8-13 1/9 Crystal Ocean (hd) 5/1 117 125
14 Jul 19 Lon Longchamp 12f GS 3yG1 9-2 1/8 Slalom (½L) 1/2F - 113
3
(4)
Leo De Fury silk
D
Leo De Fury
J: Shane Foley
T: Mrs John Harrington
D
3 x Distance Winner - Won 3 times before at this distance
Mooresbridge Stakes winner safely held the last twice and needs a career-best effort here
54-155
Age: 4
Weight: 9-9
OR: 114
Days: 29
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
14 Aug 20 Cur Curragh 10f Gd G3 9-13 5/5 Armory (3½L) 9/4 114 103
26 Jul 20 Cur Curragh 10f Gd/Y G1 9-12 5/6 Magical (5½L) 16/1 114 111
12 Jun 20 Cur Curragh 10.5f GF G2 9-5 1/9 Fleeting (3L) 6/1 107 116
5 Oct 19 Lon Longchamp 10f VSft G2 8-11 4/6 Skalleti (3½L) 13/1 - 105
14 Sep 19 Leo Leopardstown 12f Gd G3 9-1 5/9 Norway (4½L) 6/1 109 102
16 Aug 19 Cur Curragh 10f Y/Sft G3 8-13 2/7 Buckhurst (hd) 7/1 105 112
4
(1)
Sottsass silk
D
BF
Sottsass
J: Colin Keane
T: J-C Rouget
D
3 x Distance Winner - Won 3 times before at this distance
BF
Beaten Favourite - Losing favourite last time out
Distance Specialist - 3 wins from 5 starts at this distance (60%)
Going Specialist - 2 wins from 3 starts on this ground (67%)
A shade ring-rusty when beaten on return at Deauville but classy operator must be feared
13-412
Age: 4
Weight: 9-9
OR: 119
Days: 28
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
15 Aug 20 Dea Deauville 10f Hy G3 9-6 2/7 Skalleti (nk) 6/5F - 118
14 Jun 20 Cha Chantilly 10.5f GS G1 9-2 1/5 Way To Paris (hd) EvensF - 118
11 May 20 Lon Longchamp 10f VSft G2 9-2 4/9 Shaman (2L) 2/5F - 114
6 Oct 19 Lon Longchamp 12f VSft G1 8-13 3/12 Waldgeist (3½L) 66/10 - 123
15 Sep 19 Lon Longchamp 12f Gd 3yG2 9-2 1/5 Mutamakina (1¼L) 1/2F - 120
2 Jun 19 Cha Chantilly 10.5f Gd 3yG1 9-3 1/15 Persian King (2L) 13/1 - 121
5
(5)
Magical silk
CD
D
Magical
J: Seamie Heffernan
T: A P O'Brien
CD
C&D Winner - Won before on this course at this distance
D
7 x Distance Winner - Won 7 times before at this distance
Distance Specialist - 7 wins from 10 starts at this distance (70%)
2019 winner has 3l to find with Ghaiyyath on York form, needs to make home advantage count
51-112
Age: 5
Weight: 9-6
OR: 121
Days: 24
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
19 Aug 20 Yor York 10.5f Gd G1 9-3 2/5 Ghaiyyath (3L) 9/4 122 122
26 Jul 20 Cur Curragh 10f Gd/Y G1 9-9 1/6 Sir Dragonet (2¼L) 2/9F 122 120
28 Jun 20 Cur Curragh 10f Gd G1F 9-12 1/5 Cayenne Pepper (4½L) 2/5F 122 119
19 Oct 19 Asc Ascot 10f Sft G1 9-2 1/9 Addeybb (¾L) EvensF 122 121
6 Oct 19 Lon Longchamp 12f VSft G1 9-2 5/12 Waldgeist (10L) 19/1 - 109
14 Sep 19 Leo Leopardstown 10f Gd G1 9-4 1/8 Magic Wand (2¼L) 11/10F 122 121
6
(6)
Armory silk
C
D
Armory
J: Wayne Lordan
T: A P O'Brien
C
Course Winner - Won before at this course
D
Distance Winner - Won before at this distance
Royal Whip Stakes scorer takes big step up in class and needs to find improvement
32-441
Age: 3
Weight: 9-3
OR: 112
Days: 29
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
14 Aug 20 Cur Curragh 10f Gd G3 9-0 1/5 Numerian (nk) 13/8F 112 108
26 Jul 20 Cur Curragh 10f Gd/Y G1 9-3 4/6 Magical (4¾L) 18/1 110 113
12 Jun 20 Cur Curragh 8f GF 3yG1 9-2 4/11 Siskin (2½L) 4/1 110 111
27 Oct 19 Lon Longchamp 7f Hy 2yG1 9-0 2/2 Alson (20L) 9/10 - 63
6 Oct 19 Lon Longchamp 8f VSft 2yG1 9-0 3/7 Victor Ludorum (1L) 11/5 - 111
15 Sep 19 Cur Curragh 7f Gd 2yG1 9-3 2/8 Pinatubo (9L) 100/30 110 105
Verdict

A fascinating affair in which tactics can play a big role. JAPAN may have the required tools to trouble Ghaiyyath and gets the nod

Verdict silk image
Japan

Betting Forecast:

8/11 Ghaiyyath,

7/2 Japan,

9/2 Magical,

7/1 Sottsass,

25/1 Armory,

40/1 Leo De Fury

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