campeador


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Related to campeador: Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar

campeador

(ˌkæmpɪəˈdɔː)
n
a champion
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The history records that Sancho did not sleep that afternoon, but in order to keep his word came, before he had well done dinner, to visit the duchess, who, finding enjoyment in listening to him, made him sit down beside her on a low seat, though Sancho, out of pure good breeding, wanted not to sit down; the duchess, however, told him he was to sit down as governor and talk as squire, as in both respects he was worthy of even the chair of the Cid Ruy Diaz the Campeador. Sancho shrugged his shoulders, obeyed, and sat down, and all the duchess's damsels and duennas gathered round him, waiting in profound silence to hear what he would say.
He finished off strongly at Cheltenham to take fourth in the County and if he runs to that form he will surely be able to deal with Campeador.
El Cid Campeador, Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar, is the Castilian hero celebrated in Spanish epic romances for fighting against the Muslims kingdoms and unifying the Peninsula under the Christian rulers.
Terence O'Brien will target the Grade 1 Arkle at Leopardstown next month with Articulum following his all-the-way victory under David Mullins in the Irish Stallion Farms Novice Chase, beating favourite Campeador readily.
Campeador should account for Articulum in the threerunner novice chase.
Mullins says he's worked all through the summer so he's race fit.He'll need to be against the likes of Jezki, Campeador and Nicols Canyon.
He had fought for the Moors for several years and the name El Cid is believed to have an Arabic origin: to the Christians for whom he fought in later life he was El Campeador.