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6:45 Leopardstown (IRE) 9 Sep 2017

QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes (Group 1) (Outer Track)

(3yo+) 1m2f Good
1st €712,500 2nd €237,500 3rd €112,500 4th €50,000 5th €25,000 6th €12,500


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
1 (10)  
5 97 119 83 121
ch h Galileo (IRE) - Pearling (USA) (Storm Cat)
Raced in rear, still in last under 2f out, progress on outer entering final furlong in 8th, stayed on strongly to lead inside final 100yds, kept on well
2 (9) ½
4 97 113 82 120
b c Poet's Voice - Whirly Bird (Nashwan)
Raced in mid-division, towards rear at halfway, 9th under 2f out, stayed on well towards outer into 5th entering final furlong, briefly on terms final 100yds but soon headed, kept on well (op 8/1)
3 (1) [2¼]
3 91 116 76 117
b c Frankel - You'll Be Mine (USA) (Kingmambo)
Led and soon 3 lengths clear, lead reduced 3f out, ridden under 2f out, strongly pressed inside final furlong and headed final 100yds, no extra closing stages in 3rd (op 4/1 tchd 9/2)
4 (5) ¾ [3]
4 97 t 112 76 115
b c Cape Cross (IRE) - Melikah (IRE) (Lammtarra)
Chased leaders in 4th, ridden to track leader in 2nd over 1f out, no extra final 100yds where dropped to 4th, kept on same pace (ran in this race and all previous races as Moonlight Magic)
5 (4) ¾ [3¾]
3 91 112 72 114
b c Galileo (IRE) - You'resothrilling (USA) (Storm Cat)
Raced in mid-division, progress towards outer over 1f out, bit short of room final 100yds, kept on well into 5th close home, ran in this race and all previous races as Taj Mahal (op 66/1)
6 (6) shd [3¾]
3 91 t 118 71 116
bb c Galileo (IRE) - Wave (IRE) (Dansili)
Held up in 8th, good progress on inner into mid-division 2f out, soon short of room in 5th, again denied room entering final furlong, kept on well under hands and heels closing stages (op 8/1 tchd 10/1)
7 (2) nse [4]
3 91 123 70 115
b c Galileo (IRE) - Meow (IRE) (Storm Cat)
Chased leaders in 3rd, pushed along in 4th when slightly hampered under 2f out, 3rd entering final furlong, soon no extra, eased closing stages (jockey said his mount did not get a clear run in the latter stages) (op 4/5)
8 (3) 1 [5]
5 94 115 71 108
b m Fastnet Rock (AUS) - Nightime (IRE) (Galileo)
Raced in mid-division, ridden to chase leaders over 1f out, no impression final 100yds, kept on same pace (op 12/1)
9 (7) [8½]
6 97 110 63 104
gr h Mastercraftsman (IRE) - Marie Vison (IRE) (Entrepreneur)
Always towards rear, ridden and no impression under 2f out, kept on one pace
10 (8) [13]
5 97 t 114 54 95
gr h Jeremy (USA) - Malaica (FR) (Roi Gironde)
Chased clear leader in 2nd until ridden and edged left under 2f out, not quicken over 1f out and soon weakened (op 33/1 tchd 50/1)
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