Roaring Lion Runs Down Saxon Warrior In Irish Champions

by | 09.15.2018 | 3:58pm
Oisin Murphy celebrates the Irish Champions win aboard Roaring Lion

Roaring Lion was very game late to run down Saxon Warrior in Saturday's Group 1 Irish Champions Stakes at Leopardstown, reports racingpost.com. The 3-year-old son of Kitten's Joy, ridden by Oisin Murphy and trained by John Gosden, defeated his rival for the fourth time in six meetings.

“I had a lot of belief in the horse, John Gosden and Oisin,” said owner Sheikh Fahad. “It's tricky when you come to a different country – that's his first time on a plane since he was a baby – so for him to take it in his stride and do that on the racetrack was great to see. It was a special feeling.”

The victory earned Roaring Lion a berth in the Breeders' Cup Turf this fall at Churchill Downs, and connections are said to be considering the contest. Alternatively, the colt may try the Qipco Champions Stakes at Ascot in his next start.

Read more at racingpost.com.

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