Decorated Knight (GB)
BreederSaleh Al Homaizi & Imad Al Sagar
Decorated Knight just might be the Rodney Dangerfield of turf horses, getting no respect at all – at least not from the bettors.
Sent off at 25-1 odds, the flashy chestnut closed from last to capture the Qipco Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown in Ireland Sept. 9 under rider Andrea Atzeni. The upset score earned him a spot in the starting gate for the Longines Breeders' Cup Turf at Del Mar.
It was surprising the punters let him go as such large odds as the five-year-old son of Europe’s leading sire, Galileo, had already notched two victories at the highest level this year – the Tattersalls Gold Cup at the Curragh in May and the Jebel Hatta at Meydan in March. Overall, he's won in eight of 18 trips to the starting gate.
Trainer Roger Charlton said he thinks Decorated Knight would relish the fast turf at Del Mar and he's also considering the Breeders’ Cup Mile, even though the Irish Champion Stakes earned the horse a spot in the mile and a half Turf as a “Win and You're In” qualifying race.
|No Replay Available||September 09, 2017||QIPCO Irish Champion S.||LEOPARDSTOWN||1||1|
|No Replay Available||August 23, 2017||Juddmonte International S.||YORK||1||5|
|No Replay Available||July 08, 2017||Coral Eclipse||SANDOWN PARK||1||6|
|No Replay Available||June 21, 2017||Prince Of Wales' S.||ASCOT||1||2|
|No Replay Available||May 28, 2017||Tattersalls Gold Cup||CURRAGH||1||1|
|No Replay Available||March 25, 2017||Dubai Turf Sponsored By DP World||MEYDAN RACECOURSE||1||6|
|No Replay Available||March 04, 2017||Jebel Hatta Sponsored By Emirates Airline||MEYDAN RACECOURSE||1||1|
|No Replay Available||February 04, 2017||Betway Winter Derby Trial||LINGFIELD||1|
|No Replay Available||July 14, 2016||ICON Meld S.||LEOPARDSTOWN||3||1|
|No Replay Available||June 03, 2016||Investec Diomed S.||EPSOM||3||2|
|No Replay Available||May 21, 2016||Al Basti Equiworld Festival S.||GOODWOOD||1|
|No Replay Available||April 27, 2016||Stratford Place Stud Paradise S.||ASCOT||4|
|No Replay Available||October 10, 2015||Darley S.||NEWMARKET||3||4|
|No Replay Available||September 25, 2015||Shadwell Joel S.||NEWMARKET||2||3|
|No Replay Available||July 29, 2015||Daily Price Boosts With Unibet Handicap Stakes (Class 3) (Bobis Race)||SANDOWN PARK||1|
|No Replay Available||July 03, 2015||New Racing Uk Ipad App Maiden Stakes (Class 5)||HAYDOCK PARK||1|
|No Replay Available||April 25, 2015||Browns Family Jewellers Ladies Day 18th June Maiden Stakes (Class 5)||RIPON||2|
|No Replay Available||September 11, 2014||DFS British Stallion Studs E.B.F. Maiden Stakes (Class 3) (Bobis Race)||DONCASTER||2|