Brown Panther wins Palmerstown House Estate Irish St Leger for Michael Owen
September 14, 2014
BROWN Panther landed the Palmerstown House Estate Irish St. Leger for former footballer Michael Owen by a whopping six and a half lengths at the Curragh today, before almost 11,000 spectators.
Trained by Tom Dascombe, Richard Kingscote gave the 14-1 chance a very positive ride and he never really looked like getting caught. Hot favourite Leading Light, the 9-10 favourite, laboured home in second.
AIDAN and Joseph O’Brien teamed up for their first Group 1 victory of the weekend when Gleneagles
landed the Goffs Vincent O’Brien National Stakes at the Curragh this afternoon.
Sent off the 1-3 favourite for the €300,000 race, he was settled at the back of the five runners by Joseph O’Brien and once the English challenger, Dutch Connection hit the front at the two furlong pole, O’Brien got serious with his colt and was soon in charge. When they hit the line the son of Galileo had one and a half lengths to spare over Toscanini, with Dutch Connection back in third.
CURSORY GLANCE held on grimly in today’s Group 1 Moyglare Stud Stakes to the delight of favourite backers to make it a sixth British-trained winner on Champions Weekend.
The Roger Varian-trained filly was backed into 11-8 favourite under Andrea Atzeni in the colours of Merry Fox Stud Limited. The Italian jockey just got enough from his filly, who held the challenge of Lucida by a neck. This victory meant that the historic first running of Irish Champions Weekend has so far seen six British-trained winners and the same number trained in Ireland. Bookmakers make her 10-1 for next year’s Qipco 1000 Guineas.