Comer Group International Irish St Leger
Grade 1, Curragh
€500,000 added,
3yo plus,
1m 6f, Class 1  
Sunday 16th September 2018

The main event on day two of Irish Champions Weekend at the Curragh on September 16 is the Comer Group International Irish St Leger.

Order Of St George
© Caroline Norris
Order Of St George

The one-mile-six-furlong Classic has attracted 55 entries, with O’Brien’s Order Of St George set to chase a third success in the race after wins in 2015 and again last year.

Also featuring among O’Brien’s entries are the three-year-olds Southern France, Kew Gardens and Delano Roosevelt, but the biggest threat to their illustrious stable companion could be Gosden’s recent Yorkshire Cup victor Stradivarius.

Sound Check, the promoted winner of the Group Two Comer Group International 47th Oleander-Rennen at Hoppegarten, has been entered by German trainer Peter Schiergen.

Brian Kavanagh, chief executive of Horse Racing Ireland said: “International competition is central to the further development of Longines Irish Champions Weekend and with the high-class entries for both the Qipco Irish Champion Stakes and the Comer Group International Irish St Leger, we can be happy with the progress the event is making on the world stage.”

Comer Group International Irish St. Leger 2017
€500,000 added, 3yo plus, 1m 6f
10 ran
Going: Soft (Straight: Soft to Heavy)

Pos Dr D Horse SP Jockey Weight Trainer Age
1st (5) Order Of St George (IRE) 2/5f R L Moore
A P O'Brien 5
2nd (3) 9 Torcedor (IRE) 14/1 C O'Donoghue
Mrs J Harrington 5
3rd (2) Mount Moriah 14/1 Harry Bentley
R M Beckett 3
4th (7) ¾ Wicklow Brave 11/1 C D Hayes
W P Mullins 8
5th (1) 10 Lord Yeats 28/1 P Mulrennan
Jedd O'Keeffe 4
6th (9) Twilight Payment (IRE) 20/1 K J Manning
J S Bolger 4
7th (10) The Tartan Spartan (IRE) 66/1 R P Whelan
J P Shanahan 4
8th (6) Dartmouth 5/1 J A Heffernan
Sir Michael Stoute 5
9th (8) ½ Benkei (IRE) 66/1 C T Keane
H Rogers 7
10th (4) 35 Western Hymn 14/1 P J Smullen
J H M Gosden 6

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