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6:50 Curragh (IRE) 9 Aug 2019

Keeneland Phoenix Stakes (Group 1)

(2yo) 6f Soft
1st €171,000 2nd €57,000 3rd €27,000 4th €12,000 5th €6,000


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
1 (2)  
2 93 110 70 114
bb c First Defence (USA) - Bird Flown (Oasis Dream)
Close up early until soon settled behind leaders in 4th, switched right after halfway and headway far side going well 2f out, pushed along to lead over 1f out, ridden and strongly pressed inside final furlong, kept on well to assert near finish (op 6/5)
2 (5) ¾
2 93 67 112
b c American Pharoah (USA) - Up (IRE) (Galileo)
Tracked leaders in 3rd, raced keenly, pushed along to challenge near side under 2f out, ridden and strongly pressed winner almost on terms inside final furlong, kept on well without matching winner near finish (op 11/8 tchd 7/4)
3 (3) hd [1]
2 93 106 66 111
b c Gleneagles (IRE) - Gotlandia (FR) (Anabaa)
Led, pressed closely 2f out and pushed along, headed over 1f out and soon dropped to 3rd, not much room briefly and switched right well inside final furlong and ridden, kept on well near finish, rider reported saddle slipped leaving stalls (jockey said that his saddle slipped leaving the stalls) (op 6/1)
4 (1) 7 [8]
2 93 95 38 90
gr c Dark Angel (IRE) - Shermeen (IRE) (Desert Style)
Unseated rider and ran loose before start, dwelt slightly and pushed along briefly to soon track leader in 2nd, driven over 2f out and soon no impression on leaders in 4th 1 1/2f out, weakened
5 (4) [10¼]
2 93 89 29 83
b c Night Of Thunder (IRE) - Avenue Montaigne (IRE) (Showcasing)
In rear throughout, pushed along under 2f out and no impression on leaders inside final furlong where ridden, weakened
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