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4:00 Leopardstown (IRE) 12 Sep 1998

Esat Digifone Champion Stakes (Group 1)

(3yo+) 1m2f Soft
Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
Jockey
Trainer
Age WGT OR TS RPR MR
1 (2)  
6 94 123
b h Nashwan (USA) - Love Smitten (CAN) (Key To The Mint)
Tracked leader in 2nd, improved to lead approaching straight, ridden clear 1 1/2f out, ran on well inside final furlong (op 6/4 tchd 7/4)
2 (7) 1
3 88 118
gr f Alzao (USA) - Alouette (Darshaan)
Chased leaders in 3rd, improved into 2nd entering straight, soon ridden and no impression, kept on inside final furlong (op 7/1 tchd 8/1)
3 (6) ¾ [1¾]
3 811 119
b c Zafonic (USA) - Monroe (USA) (Sir Ivor)
Chased leaders in 5th, pushed along halfway, 3rd and ridden early straight, kept on one paced under pressure (op 4/1 tchd 9/2)
4 (4) nk [2]
4 91 116
b f Nashwan (USA) - Someone Special (Habitat)
Tracked leaders in 6th, ridden to close approaching straight, 4th 2f out, kept on one paced under pressure (op 7/2)
5 (8) 8 [10]
3 88 112 102
b f Tirol (IRE) - Breyani (Commanche Run)
Held up in rear, 7th into straight, ridden and no impression
6 (3) 10 [20]
3 811 b 115 87
b c Darshaan - Respectfully (USA) (The Minstrel)
Held up, last and ridden entering straight, soon no extra
7 (1) [23½]
4 94 79
b c Rainbow Quest (USA) - Nearctic Flame (Sadler's Wells)
Soon led and clear, ridden and headed approaching straight, weakened from 2f out, eased final furlong (op 33/1)
8 (5) ½ [24]
3 88 119 76
b f Alzao (USA) - Formulate (Reform)
Tracked leaders in 4th, ridden and weakened 3f out, eased final furlong (op 8/1)
  • 8 ran Off time: 4:02:00 Winning time: 2m 10.20s (slow by 4.60s) Total SP: 111%
  • 1st owner: Godolphin (Swain) 1st breeder: Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum
  • 2nd owner: Miss K Rausing (Alborada)
  • 3rd owner: (Xaar)
  • Tote win: €2.20 PL: €1.20 €1.70 €1.80 Ex: €6.70 CSF: €10.34
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