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September 9, 2014

Top-Class Entries for Three Curragh Group 1s on Sunday

The final entries for Irish Champions Weekend have been confirmed and the top contenders for the three Group 1 races at the Curragh on Sunday have all stood their ground.

Sixteen horses remain in the Palmerstown House Estate Irish St. Leger with Aidan O’Brien’s Leading Light topping the bill. Dermot Weld has both Forgotten Rules and his York winner Pale Mimosa in the €300,000 contest and Johnny Murtagh has left Royal Diamond in the race.

There are six British-trained horses in the race, including Brown Panther, part-owned by Michael Owen, Godolphin’s Cavalryman, Willing Foe and Encke and the John Gosden-trained Pallastor.

The Moyglare Stud Stakes has attracted 14 entries with Aidan O’Brien supplementing his course winner Found. Debutante Stakes runner-up Lucida is set to represent Jim Bolger. Again, a strong British challenge is the order of the day with both Cursory Glance and Osaila interesting contenders.

O’Brien holds the key to the Goffs Vincent O’Brien National Stakes with top two-year-olds Gleneagles, Highland Reel and John F Kennedy among the Ballydoyle entry of six. Jim Bolger has left four in the race including Parish Boy and Hall Of Fame. Charlie Hills is responsible for the sole British-trained runner and he looks set to be represented Dutch Connection, a winner at both Goodwood and York.

Paul Hensey, Curragh Racecourse Manager, said: “As we expected, the entries are fantastic. It was our ambition to attract the best horses and we are delighted that there is a strong overseas representation. The weekend is shaping up very well and we are excited about putting on quite a show for racegoers on Sunday.”

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