Sunday, July 2, 2000
Sinndar Wins Irish Derby
Sinndar was the decisive winner of the Irish classic, the Group One Budweiser Irish Derby, at the Curragh this afternoon after his stable companion Raypour made a good pace, with French Derby winner Holding Court failing to dominate before fading out of contention to be sixth.
King's Best, the Sagitta 2,000 Guineas who was reluctant to go in the stalls today, was pulled up before half-way by Pat Eddery and was clearly very lame.
Kinane Misses Irish Derby
Michael Kinane missed the ride on Ciro in today's Budweiser Irish Derby through injury.
Royston Loses Race
Royston French was going to score and easy victory on Happy Diamond in the L J Monks Handicap (3.35pm) at Doncaster today but he eased down some way before the line, the horse stopped quicker than he thought, and Mcgillycuddy Reeks, ridden by Kim Tinkler, got up close home.
Doncaster - Good after a morning downpour
The Curragh - Good after a dry night but rain from 2.30pm led to it being changed to yielding
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