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Tuesday, August 26, 2008


Duke Of Marmalade is the 5-6 favourite for next month's Irish Champion Stakes, in Coral's opening show on the Leopardstown showpiece. Derby winner New Approach is the 5-2 second favourite, after his third place in Saturday's Juddmonte International, while the runner-up in that race, Phoenix Tower, is 5-1 for the Irish Champion.

"Although connections seem confident New Approach will improve for his run in the International, Duke Of Marmalade has proved on five occasions this year how tough he is to pass, and in our opinion Aidan O'Brien's charge remains the one to beat," said Coral's David Stevens.

Elsewhere, Unsung Heroine continues to be well backed for the St Leger, and is now 8-1 (from 10-1) for the Doncaster Classic.

**Irish Champion Stakes
5-6 Duke Of Marmalade, 5-2 New Approach, 5-1 Phoenix Tower, 10-1 Casual Conquest, 12-1 Mount Nelson, 25-1 Pressing, 50-1 Lord Admiral,

**Betfred Sprint Cup
5-1 Kingsgate Native, 11-2 Utmost Respect, 6-1 War Artist, 8-1 Corrybrough, US Ranger, 9-1 Equiano, 12-1 Ancien Regime, Sir Gerry, 14-1 Astronomer Royal, Diabolical, 16-1 Bar

**St Leger
4-1 Conduit, 7-1 Alessandro Volta, Centennial (tbs), 8-1 Unsung Heroine, 10-1 Campanologist, Doctor Fremantle, 12-1 Moonstone, 14-1 King Of Rome, 16-1 Washington Irving, 20-1 Top Lock, 25-1 Bar

**Prix De L'Arc De Triomphe
3-1 Zarkava, 4-1 Soldier Of Fortune, 5-1 Duke Of Marmalade, 9-1 New Approach, 10-1 Prospect Wells, Youmzain, 12-1 Vision D'Etat, 14-1 Frozen Fire, 16-1 Getaway, Russian Cross, 20-1 Admire Jupiter, Papal Bull,

**Breeders' Cup Classic
4-1 Curlin, 9-2 Henrythenavigator, 5-1 Big Brown, 7-1 Colonel John, 8-1 Go Between, 10-1 Mambo In Seattle, Zenyatta, 14-1 Casino Drive, Well Armed, 20-1 Archipenko, Commentator, Divine Park, Harlem Rocker, Mast Track, Pyro

**2009 2,000 Guineas
5-1 Mastercraftsman, 6-1 Rip Van Winkle, 12-1 Arazan, 14-1 Zacinto, 25-1 Bushranger, 33-1 Free Agent, Orizaba, 40-1 Gallagher, Intense Focus, Sayif

**2009 1,000 Guineas
6-1 Rainbow View, 10-1 Cuis Ghaire, 12-1 Again, 14-1 Fantasia, Shimah, 25-1 Blas Ceoil, 33-1 Danidh Dubai, Honest Quality

**2009 Derby
16-1 Rip Van Winkle, 20-1 Black Bear Island, Masterofthehorse, 25-1 Sea The Stars, 33-1 Cry Freedom, Free Agent, Freemantle, Hail Caesar, Indian Ocean

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