03 November 2005

MC: Gallant Vinnie bows out

"I was very concerned for that 30 seconds or a minute after I got off him," Patrick Smullen said. "He was very distressed. I was worried for him, (but) it was a combination of a very, very hot day, trying so hard and carrying top weight." Trainer Dermot Weld "was philosophical in defeat and revealed the four-times Irish St Leger winner has probably ran his last race. 'He'll most likely be retired to Coolmore now,' said the County Kildare handler. 'We've done best of the Europeans, but he was out wide and could never really get in.'"

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