Cirrus Des Aigles Wins Sheema Classic

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March 31, 2012 08:57am

CIRRUS DES AIGLES added another richly endowed Group 1 to his impressive haul with a gutsy victory  in the Sheema Classic.

 

Olivier Peslier had to be atthe top of his game to keep the Corine Barande-Barbe-trained six-year-old up to his task on the far-side rail as Joseph O'Brien sliced through the pack to lay down a sustained challenge on St Nicholas Abbey.

 

On his first ride on the 11-4 winner, Peslier rode a tactically astute race at the sharp end of affairs, committing his mount early before holding off the fast-finishing Ballydoyle hope by a neck.
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