Horse Racing: Vinnie Roe lands Irish St Leger classic

Vinnie Roe came with a devastating turn of foot to win the Jefferson Smurfit Memorial Irish St Leger at the Curragh.

Vinnie Roe came with a devastating turn of foot to win the Jefferson Smurfit Memorial Irish St Leger at the Curragh.

The Dermot Weld-trained three-year-old scored in impressive style at 5-1 by two lengths under Pat Smullen to beat the 9-4 favourite, last season's Doncaster St Leger hero Millenary, with Godolphin's Marienbard third at 5-2.

The unluckiest horse in running was David Elsworth's Persian Punch who looked to be interfered with by Millenary as he renewed his challenge after leading throughout most of the mile and three quarters event.

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