P2P.ie

Tattersalls Top Right
DBS Top Right

Pointers on Track

Israel Champ claims second Listed Bumper of the season

David Pipe and the Doyle siblings, Ellen and James, completed a rather unusual Monksgrange-Ascot double with the Listed victory of Israel Champ at Ascot on Friday. 
 
The Milan gelding had won two of his three races entering into Isobel Championship Bumper, however following his Listed victory at Cheltenham last month, he was forced to lump top weight and defy a penalty in the heavy ground.
 
Sent off as an 8/1 shot, the four-year-old was always at the head of affairs alongside fellow Irish pointing recruit Kid Commando, before Tom Scudamore sent him on rounding the home bend.
 
Whilst the unbeaten two-time winning favourite, Soaring Glory, loomed in the straight, Israel Champ proved himself to be a very game individual by as he repelled that challenge to ultimately cross the line with a length and a half advantage to college his second Listed prize within the space of little over a month.
 
Notably, Israel Champ had won his four-year-old maiden at Monksgrange in March for Ellen Doyle, the same race which the Baltimore Stables team had won 12 months earlier with Eden Du Houx.
 
Like Israel Champ, he also joined David Pipe’s Pond House Stables, winning the same Listed Bumper at Ascot last year.
 
Israel Champ has been cut by all firms for the Grade 1 Cheltenham Champion Bumper market, where he is now the 12/1 favourite.

Search News

MORE NEWS

Weekend Going Report 23rd & 24th February

Click here to view the latest going reports from this weekend's three point-to-point fixtures.

Warren Ewing-trained Only The Bold tops Cheltenham Sale

 He was one of eight Irish Pointers to reach six figures at today's Tattersalls Cheltenham February Sale.

Amateur schooling days at RACE

 RACE are to hold a number of days in the coming weeks for schooling progression.

JOIN TODAY

Membership of P2P.ie provides access to an extensive range of additional point-to-point content and features, exclusive only to P2P.ie members.

Register

Already a member? Sign in

Coolmore