Almanzor’s Irish Champion bid

French Derby winner Almanzor is on course for the Qipco Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown on September 10.

Almanzor wins the Prix du Jockey-Club.

The Jean Claude-Rouget-trained colt will bring an exciting dimension to the Group One over a mile and a quarter after connections confirmed a trip to Ireland was firmly on his radar.

Almanzor warmed up for the Irish Champion Stakes with a one-length defeat of Zarak in the Group Two Prix Guillaume d'Ornano at Deauville on August 15.

Sylvain Vidal, racing manager for joint-owner Gerard Augustin-Normand, said: "Everything has gone very well after Deauville – he's perfect, in fact.

"We hope to keep him very well and send him to Ireland next time. That is the plan and it is very exciting."

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20 Aug 201714:25 Tramore (IRE)
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