Sat. Sep 23rd, 2023

Eldar Eldarov made a profitable raid on the Comer Group Worldwide Irish St Leger on the Curragh, as Kyprios completed a courageous second in his eagerly-awaited return to the monitor.

Aidan O’Brien’s five-year-old dominated the staying scene final season, however had been off since his staggering 20-length success in final 12 months’s Prix du Cadran.

However regardless of Kyprios being despatched off the 4/6 favorite in his quest for back-to-back Irish St Leger victories, the afternoon belonged to Eldar Eldarov as Roger Varian’s cost served a reminder of his personal class.

David Egan’s mount was bidding so as to add the Irish equal to the Doncaster Basic he secured 12 months in the past and having travelled powerfully all through, he ran on strongly for a three-and-a-half-length triumph.

It was a welcome upturn in fortunes for Varian who saddled King Of Metal to complete fourth in Saturday’s Irish Champion Stakes, whereas Eldar Eldarov was again in entrance for the primary time since his most interesting hour on City Moor.

Betfair shortened Eldar Eldarov to 7/1 from 14s for the Lengthy Distance Cup on Qipco British Champions Day, with Kyprios unchanged at 6/1.

Varian stated: “It is a massive thrill to win a race just like the Irish St Leger and I am delighted to get Eldar Eldarov profitable once more. He is run some nice races in defeat this 12 months and it is good to win two Legers.

“He is entered up in France on Arc weekend and there’s the two-mile race at Ascot. We would contemplate Ascot.

“He appears to be actually greatest at a mile and 6 furlongs, however there aren’t too lots of these races round. He deserves to run yet one more time this 12 months and it is probably Ascot.”

He added of the profitable rider: “David has been with us since he was 15 or 16 and he is executed rather well. He is come up via the ranks and he is taken his alternatives. I am delighted for him and he gave him a really easy, uncomplicated trip immediately.”

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