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Champion super-show from Cape

Cape Blanco put up a supreme front-running performance to land the Tattersalls Millions Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown.

With Johnny Murtagh on Ballydoyle first string Rip Van Winkle, Seamie Heffernan stretched them out on the Irish Derby winner and held a clear advantage turning for home.

The 6-1 shot had his top-class rivals in serious trouble coming down the straight and nothing got near him as he scored by five and a half lengths, with Rip Van Winkle just grabbing second spot close home.

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