Coolmore America Justify Matron Stakes
Group 1, Leopardstown 15:10
€250,000 added,
3yo plus, fillies,
1m, Class 1   
Saturday 12th September 2020

Free Racing Tips

1 Champers Elysees 9/2
2 Peaceful 11/4
3 Fancy Blue 9/4F
11 ran Distances: 1¼l, 1½l, hd
Time: 1m 39.77s (slow by 2.57s)

Champers Elysees won a Curragh handicap on her seasonal debut in June, but after winning a Listed heat at the Galway Festival and a Group Three at Gowran just 10 days ago, trainer Johnny Murtagh – who has been enjoying such a fine season – opted to pitch her into top-level company.

Teaming up with Colin Keane for the first time, Champers Elysees was ridden with restraint through the early stages, as Love Locket set the pace and it looked at one point as though the winner’s stablemate Know It All would take the prize before Peaceful took over in the final furlong.

However, Champers Elysees was flying on the outside, sweeping through in the shadow of the post to give Murtagh a memorable triumph.

Peaceful kept on for second, with 9-4 favourite Fancy Blue keeping on for third, just ahead of the Cieren Fallon-ridden Know It All.

Coolmore America Justify Matron Stakes
Group 1, 1m , Race Value: €250,000
11 ran

Going: Good, Good to Firm in places

POS. (DRAW) DIST HORSE AGE WGT TRAINER JOCKEY SP
1 (8)    Champers Elysees 3 9-2 J P Murtagh Colin Keane 9/2
2 (11)
Peaceful 3 9-2 A P O'Brien Seamie Heffernan 11/4
3 (5)
Fancy Blue 3 9-2 Donnacha O'Brien Ryan Moore 9/4F
4 (10)
hd Know It All 3 9-2 J P Murtagh Cieren Fallon 10/1
5 (3)
Albigna 3 9-2 Mrs John Harrington Shane Foley 9/1
6 (4)
¾ Valeria Messalina 3 9-2 Mrs John Harrington William Buick 11/1
7 (7)
½ So Wonderful 3 9-2 A P O'Brien Wayne Lordan 25/1
8 (9) ¾ Lady Wannabe 4 9-7 J A Stack Chris Hayes 150/1
9 (6)
1 New York Girl 3 9-2 Joseph O'Brien Declan McDonogh 40/1
10 (1)
½ Wilds Dreams 4 9-7 Joseph O'Brien W J Lee 40/1
11 (2)
6 Love Locket 3 9-2 A P O'Brien Michael Hussey 66/1