French raider Almanzor wins Irish Champion Stakes

Almanzor proved himself a champion as the French Derby winner got the better of Found in a stirring finish to land a vintage renewal of the Group 1 Qipco Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown.

In a star-studded field that included dual Derby hero Harzand and six-time Group 1 heroine Minding, Almanzour travelled like the good horse he clearly is before quickening down the outer under big-race rider Christophe Soumillon to get the better of Frankie Dettori and Found by a neck Almanzor was returned at odds of 7-1.

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Almanzor wins Irish Champion Stakes

— RTÉ Racing (@RTEracing) September 10, 2016

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