Leopardstown

Irish Champion Stakes Trends

The Group One Irish Champion Stakes is staged at Leopardstown racecourse and run over a distance of 1m2f.

In recent years, the race has been dominated by trainer Aiden O’Brien – he’s won the race nine times since 2000, including for the last two years with his classy mare - Magical. Can he make it ten in 2021?

Here at Geegeez we are on hand with all the key stats ahead of the 2021 renewal – this year run on Saturday 11th Sept 2021.

 

Irish Champion Stakes Recent Winners

2020 - Magical (9/2)
2019 – Magical (11/10 fav)
2018 – Roaring Lion (8/11 fav)
2017 – Decorated Knight (25/1)
2016 – Almanzor (7/1)
2015 – Golden Horn (5/4 fav)
2014 – The Grey Gatsby (7/1)
2013 – The Fugue (4/1)
2012 – Snow Fairy (15/8)
2011 – So You Think (1/4 fav)
2010 – Cape Blanco (6/1)
2009 – Sea The Stars (4/6 fav)
2008 – New Approach (8/13 fav)
2007 – Dylan Thomas (8/15 fav)
2006 – Dylan Thomas (13/8 fav)
2005 – Oratorio (7/1)
2004 – Azamour (8/1)
2003 – High Chaparral (4/1)

 

Irish Champion Stakes Betting Trends

19/19 – Previous Group 1 winner
18/19 – Returned 8/1 or shorter in the betting
17/19 – Won 4 or more times before
17/19 – Had won over 1m2f before
16/19 – Finished in the top 3 last time out
16/19 – Ran at York, Sandown or Ascot last time out
15/19 – Aged 3 or 4 years-old
14/19 – Had 4 or more previous runs that season
14/19 – Rated 120+
14/19 – Placed favourites
11/19 – Trained in Ireland
10/19 – Aged 3 years-old
9/19 – Won last time out
8/19 – Winning favourites
8/19 – Previous course winners
8/19 – Trained by Aidan O’Brien
5/19 – Returned odds-on
3/19 – Trained by John Gosden (3 of the last 8)
3/19 – Ridden by Seamie Heffernan
2/19 – Won the Coral Eclipse last time out
The average winning SP in the last 19 years is 4/1

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