Irish Champion Stakes Betting Odds Comparison - Leopardstown

11/09/2021 16:10:00

2020 Irish Champion Stakes Betting Tips

Few races come any bigger than the Irish Champion Stakes, with Leopardstown hosting this Group 1 horse racing encounter which is scheduled to take place on Saturday 12 September.

The 2020 Irish Champion Stakes promises to be an epic battle and there’s been money for Ghaiyyath who looks like the horse that will take all the beating on the Leopardstown racecard, with the Charlie Appleby runner having impressed on several occasions this season.

The Godolphin horse has taken his own path in 2020 thanks to a victory in the Coronation Cup Stakes at Royal Ascot on 5 June, while he then lowered the colours of Enable in the Coral Eclipse Stakes and that was a big shock considering the filly was trading as a short favourite.

Ghaiyyath continued to win when landing the spoils by seeing off Magical in the Juddmonte Stakes at York Racecourse through the Ebor Festival and there are sure to be punters who think the current odds of evens are worth taking considering he’s now on a four-race unbeaten run.

However, horse racing isn’t always that predictable and another horse that sticks out on the Irish Champion Stakes race card is Magical who will be hoping to reverse the positions of that previous outing and he was in excellent form previously.

The five-year-old is one of Aidan O’Brien’s stable stars and claimed the spoils in the Alwasmiyah Pretty Polly Stakes before winning the Tattersalls Gold Cup at The Curragh, although Magical has three lengths to find on Ghaiyyath when the two clash in this race.

It would be a big surprise if one of the front two in the betting didn’t win the race, although respect has to be afforded to some of the other horses on the racecard and that includes Alpine Star and Lord North who are both trading at around odds of 7/1 at the moment.

Jessie Harrington’s runner hasn’t been out of the front two all season and Lord North won at Haydock and Ascot before finishing third in the Juddmonte.

The History of the Irish Champion Stakes

The Irish Champion Stakes has been in operation since 1976 and has now become one of the most prestigious flat races on the Irish calendar. The race is run over a mile and two furlongs which means that it can be an entertaining spectacle which is run at Leopardstown’s left-handed track and any horse aged three or older can line up for this encounter.

Magical was a recent winner in 2019 and will therefore be bidding to become a multiple winner in 2020, while Almanzor, Decorated Knight and Roaring Lion are also recent champions and the winner is often a three-year-old.