Comer Group International Irish St Leger
Grade 1, Curragh 16:40
€400,000 added,
3yo plus,
1m 6f, Class 1  
Sunday 13th September 2020

1 Search For A Song 7/1
2 Fujaira Prince 3/1
3 Twilight Payment 9/2
8 ran Distances: 2l, nk, 3l
Time: 3m 6.50s (slow by 9.50s)

Search For A Song landed back-to-back renewals of the Irish St Leger as former champion apprentice Oisin Orr won the biggest race of his career.

It was a different story to 12 months ago, as while Search For A Song was in front a mile out on that occasion under Chris Hayes, this time Orr had her switched off and was the last to challenge deep inside the final furlong.

Andrea Atzeni must have felt confident as he hit the front on Roger Varian's Ebor winner Fujaira Prince, with everything else seemingly in trouble.

Orr had yet to fully ask for everything on the filly, though, who had not won since her famous success last year, although she had run an eyecatching race when not beaten far by Magical in the Tattersalls Gold Cup in July.

When her stamina began to kick in close home, it seemed inevitable that the 7-1 chance would get up and in the end she was a comfortable winner.

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Comer Group International Irish St. Leger
€400,000 added, 3yo plus, 1m 6f
8 ran
Going: Good, Good to Yielding in places

1 (7)    Search For A Song 4 9-8 D K Weld Oisin Orr 7/1
2 (4)
2 Fujaira Prince 6 9-11 Roger Varian Andrea Atzeni 3/1
3 (6)
nk Twilight Payment 7 9-11 Joseph O'Brien Wayne Lordan 9/2
4 (8) 3 Barbados 4 9-11 Mrs John Harrington Shane Foley 33/1
5 (1)
½ Passion 3 8-13 A P O'Brien Seamie Heffernan 6/1
6 (2)
Sovereign 4 9-11 A P O'Brien Ryan Moore 5/2F
7 (3)
8 Micro Manage 4 9-11 W P Mullins Colin Keane 8/1
8 (5)
96 Raa Atoll 5 9-11 Luke Comer Chris Hayes 150/1

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