Johnny Murtagh is expected to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the Prix D’Arc de Triomphe victory in Cinderella with more Group One glory for his new player Chambers Elysees in the Newmarket on Saturday.
Former champion jockey sends Champions Elysees to Sun Chariot Stake.
Three weeks ago one of the highlights of the Champions Elysees Irish Champions Weekend was the purchase of Theroya Yoshida Philly after the Matron Stakes victory.
Peaceful, the runner – up that day, has been sent to renew Aidan O’Brien’s resentment, as he already has three previous wins.
Murtagh has never won a Sun Chariot in his brilliant career, but as a coach he hopes to change that.
“You never know when they’ll stop with a filly like this [improving]. She is remarkable this year, starting with a disability and she moved on to Group One Company, which was successful in every way.
“This will be her fifth run this year, so she has not over-competed. This is a tough assignment and she needs to travel like never before, but she is tough and sincere, ”he said.
Murtagh has two runners-up in Tipperary on Saturday, including Lord Rapscalion in Group Three Concord Stakes.
This weekend the Black Type action is raising a gear, with the Grade Three events and the Grade Two PWC Champion Chase taking place in Gowran on Sunday at Tipperary.
Cycle Europe for four consecutive years (2011-14.)
Another Cheltenham Festival winner, St Roy, proved to be Barry Gerrard’s last career ride when he landed at County Hurd, returning to action on Sunday when Mark Walsh first ran.