Rip van Winkle


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a person oblivious to social changes

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Rip Van Winkle, a son of the allconquering sire Galileo, won three Group 1 races - the Sussex Stakes and Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at three and the Juddmonte International Stakes at four.
Blue heaven: Frankie can't hide his joy as he lifts his trophy for claiming victory in the Ascot's QEII on the ultragame Poet's Voice In good Voice: Dettori and Poet's Voice (No.7) get up on the line to pip Rip Van Winkle and Red Jazz
Rip Van Winkle seemingly has the benefit of two pacemakers here so a strong gallop is virtually assured, a factor which will certainly play into his hands, and he is guaranteed to be digging deep at the finish.
I was a little bit disappointed in Rip Van Winkle when he was beaten by Cape Blanco in the Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown but the ground was very soft that day and although it has rained at Ascot, the faster the ground the better chance Rip van Winkle has.
SELECTIONS ASCOT: 1.55 Folly Bridge, 2.30 Frankel, 3.05 White Moonstone, 3.40 Navajo Chief, 4.15 RIP VAN WINKLE (NAP), 4.50 Electric Feel, 5.25 Omokoroa.
But a duel lasting nearly two furlongs seemed to take its toll as Rip Van Winkle and a patient Johnny Murtagh timed their challenge to perfection up the stands rail and just over a length covered the trio at the post with a further four back to Cavalryman in fourth.
O'Brien, while concerned Goldikova and Paco Boy will enjoy a fitness edge on his returning colt, believes Rip Van Winkle to have made further improvement during the winter.
The Ballydoyle trainer's record at the meeting speaks for itself and this race has been Rip Van Winkle's target since he disappointed in the Breeders' Cup.
Coral eased Rip Van Winkle out to 7-4 from 6-4 and make Zenyatta 3-1 from 7-2 following Tuesday afternoon's draw ceremony.
And Aidan O'Brien weighs in with Rip Van Winkle, the favourite with British bookmakers to land Saturday's highight, the Breeders' Cup Classic.
Rip Van Winkle tore the BGC Sussex Stakes field at Glorious Goodwood to pieces and earned an elusive Group One success after near-misses against dual Classic winner Sea The Stars.
His peak Racing Post Ratings of 130 came with his defeat of the great Goldikova in this year's Queen Anne Stakes and last year's cheeky neck success over Rip Van Winkle in the Sussex Stakes.
FRESH from his win in the Juddmonte International at York Aidan O'Brien's Rip Van Winkle is the 4/6 odds-on favourite to win today's Group One Champion Stakes at Leopardstown.
O'Brien expanded on the altered plan this season which had seen Rip Van Winkle have his first outing since last November's Breeders' Cup in the Queen Anne at Royal Ascot, before he chased home Canford Cliffs at Glorious Goodwood.
Hughes added: "Rip Van Winkle kicked and went three lengths up and we still nearly won on the bridle.