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2013 Irish Champion Stakes (G1)

Date/Track:
9/7/2013, Leopardstown-IRE
Distance:
1 1/4 m (Turf)
Age/Sex:
3+ M
Time:
2:05.22

What the Nation is saying about the 2013 Irish Champion Stakes (G1)...

It’s no secret to regular readers of this blog that there are not many horses currently in training which I hold in higher regard than the brilliant English mare, The Fugue. A winner of her debut as a juvenile back in 2011, the now five-year-old John Gosden trained daughter of Dansili has not only b...Read More
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From Oct. 23 until Nov. 1, we'll be counting down the Top 10 Breeders' Cup Buzz horses. Today's horse: The FugueRead More
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  • tmallios1 · You will need to download the product Amino,no comps. · 170 days ago ·
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Zipse at the Track's Brian Zipse and the Florida Filly's Ashley Tamulonis renew their Breeders' Cup Point/Counterpoint battles with The Fugue vs. Big Blue Kitten.Read More
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  • kay.robinett · macer, as far as I know, Point of Entry will be running. he is a high quality horse, but people have questions considering that it will be his first start after a long injury layoff. · 173 days ago ·
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  • buckpasser · I like POE, but am very unhappy about there not being a race before the BC. I am surprised at how he has been handled by Shug, if he is indeed calling the shots, of which I have some doubts. I believe he would do better with a prep after the injury. · 173 days ago ·
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The outcome of this year's Irish Champion Stakes is very weather dependent. Aidan O'Brien & John Gosden would love to see the rain hold off, as Declaration of War and The Fugue both seem to be at their best over fast ground. Whereas, Roger Charlton would very much like to see the rain arrive before tomorrow's race because Al Kazeem definitely prefers ground he can dig his toe into more than ground he bounces over the top of. Though if the rain does come, Aidan O'Brien isn't completely out of the mix with Kingsbarns in the field last seen winning the G1 Racing Post Trophy 11 months ago on soft ground at Doncaster. If the rain hold off, I wouldn't be at all surprised to see Roger Charlton scratch Al Kazeem and take him to Longchamp for the G2 Prix Foy next Sunday instead. But assuming everyone entered for the race runs my picks would be on fast ground: 1st-Declaration of War 2nd-The Fugue 3rd-Al Kazeem 4th-Kingsbarns. On soft ground: 1st-Al Kazeem 2nd-Kingsbarns 3rd-Trading Leather 4th-Declaration of War.
Declaration of War came, he saw and he conquered in accounting for his five rivals with the utmost ease to win going away in the Group 1 Juddmonte International at York. Read More
  • ILuvTurfRacing · If Coolmore run Declaration of War in the BC Classic I think it gives them the best chance of winning the race they've had when the venue has been held on conventional dirt since Giant's Causeway in 2000. DOW's pedigree suggest he should go well on dirt, and I'm convinced 10f suits this horse even better than a mile does. I would like DOW chances of beating the horses lining up for the BC Classic over trying to beat Wise Dan in the BC Mile. JMO. · 238 days ago ·
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