Irish Champion Stakes
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Group 1, Leopardstown 16:10
€1,000,000 added,
3yo plus,
1m 2f, Class 1    

Saturday 11th September 2021

Jessica Harrington’s Cadillac returned to action with a gutsy success over Dawn Patrol in the ARM Holding International Stakes at the Curragh.

Having raced in top-class company as a juvenile, Cadillac had not been seen since running creditably at the Breeders’ Cup.

Beaten half a length by subsequent Irish Guineas winner Mac Swiney in the Futurity Stakes, he went on to win on Irish Champions Weekend — booking his ticket for America — before finishing fifth in the Dewhurst.

He lost little in defeat in the Juvenile Turf, coming home fourth of 14 and Harrington was keen to given him plenty of time to get over those exertions.

Cadillac  seemed to have most to fear from Willie Mullins’ True Self but having seen off her attentions close home, it was Joseph O’Brien’s Dawn Patrol who threw down the last challenge to Shane Foley’s mount.

He spent last year running over staying distances and was sixth in both the St Leger and the Long Distance Cup at Ascot, but he displayed a smart turn of foot over this 10 furlongs, only failing by a short head.

Harrington said: “I thought he was beaten. I’m delighted for the horse as things didn’t go his way last autumn and to come back now, having had a bit of a setback earlier in the spring, is fantastic.

“We’ll try to win a Group One with him. He may have one more run and then go for the Irish Champion Stakes. He loves Leopardstown.

“He’s a proper horse to do that on his first run of the year. He had to squeeze through and do all the things he hadn’t done before.”

Irish Champion Stakes (Group 1)
1m 2f, €1,000,000 added
46 remaining entries
Going:

NO. FORM HORSE AGE WGT TRAINER JOCKEY
1 211-21 Addeybb 7 9-9 William Haggas
2 132-13 Armory 4 9-9 A P O'Brien
3 111-11 Baron Samedi 4 9-9 Joseph O'Brien
4 -11122 Broome 5 9-9 A P O'Brien
5 8-8421 Helvic Dream 4 9-9 Noel Meade
6 2112/ Innisfree 4 9-9 A P O'Brien
7 59-136 Japan 5 9-9 A P O'Brien
8 1304-1 Lord North 5 9-9 1 John & Thady Gosden
9 118-11 Mishriff 4 9-9 1 John & Thady Gosden
10 51-736 Mogul 4 9-9 A P O'Brien
11 372-22 Patrick Sarsfield 5 9-9 Joseph O'Brien
12 /1222- Alpine Star 4 9-6 Mrs John Harrington
13 210-43 Cayenne Pepper 4 9-6 Mrs John Harrington
14 /111-1 Love 4 9-6 A P O'Brien
15 312-25 Search For A Song 5 9-6 D K Weld
16 /1111- Tarnawa 5 9-6 D K Weld
17 37-221 Thundering Nights 4 9-6 Joseph O'Brien
18 01-133 True Self 8 9-6 W P Mullins
19 1511-1 Wonderful Tonight 4 9-6 David Menuisier
20 112-03 Battleground 3 9-3 A P O'Brien
21 15-117 Bolshoi Ballet 3 9-3 A P O'Brien
22 2154-1 Cadillac 3 9-3 Mrs John Harrington
23 1-3310 El Drama 3 9-3 Roger Varian
24 11-30 High Definition 3 9-3 A P O'Brien
25 1-55 Isle Of Sark 3 9-3 Joseph O'Brien
26 4-119 John Leeper 3 9-3 Ed Dunlop
27 1-4146 Mac Swiney 3 9-3 J S Bolger
28 18-224 Maximal 3 9-3 Sir Michael Stoute
29 3-1111 Mohaafeth 3 9-3 William Haggas
30 22-15 Movin Time 3 9-3 Roger Varian
31 -11621 Poetic Flare 3 9-3 J S Bolger
32 78 Seattle Sound 3 9-3 Luke Comer
33 2-1605 Southern Lights 3 9-3 Joseph O'Brien
34 131-11 St Mark's Basilica 3 9-3 A P O'Brien
35 5435-3 State Of Rest 3 9-3 Joseph O'Brien
36 5-115 Third Realm 3 9-3 Roger Varian
37 1-8308 Van Gogh 3 9-3 A P O'Brien
38 22-009 Wembley 3 9-3 A P O'Brien
39 10218 Empress Josephine 3 9-0 A P O'Brien
40 -16121 Joan Of Arc 3 9-0 A P O'Brien
41 32-123 Mother Earth 3 9-0 A P O'Brien
42 121-75 Pretty Gorgeous 3 9-0 Joseph O'Brien
43 1-452 Santa Barbara 3 9-0 A P O'Brien
44 16-506 Shale 3 9-0 Donnacha O'Brien
45 598-11 Snowfall 3 9-0 A P O'Brien
46 21-30 Teona 3 9-0 Roger Varian