Keeneland Phoenix Stakes (Group 1) 6f

  • (2yo, 6f, 9 runners)
  • Winner €110,200 2nd €36,100 3rd €17,100 4th €5,700 5th €3,800 6th €1,900
  • Going: Good to Yielding (Round Course: Good)
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 1m 13.30s
  • Off time: 16:05:40
Full result
Result 16:05 Curragh
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 9 La Collina 33/1
2nd 5 Power nk 7/4f
3rd 7 Tough As Nails 12/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (8) 22111
Yellow, royal blue stars, yellow cap Frederick Engels 31
  • T:D H Brown
  • J:J P Murtagh
  • Form: 22111
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-1
  • OR: 111
  • Naps:
2 127 9-1 D H Brown J P Murtagh 111 10/3
2 (1) 115
Grey, beige star, beige stars on sleeves, grey cap, beige stars Gatepost (IRE) 54
  • T:M R Channon
  • J:J P Spencer
  • Form: 115
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-1
  • OR: 109
  • Naps:
2 127 9-1 M R Channon J P Spencer 109 5/1
3 (6) 1211
Black, red disc & sleeves, black cap Lilbourne Lad (IRE) 42
  • T:Richard Hannon
  • J:R Hughes
  • Form: 1211
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-1
  • OR: 112
  • Naps:
2 127 9-1 Richard Hannon R Hughes 112 8/1
4 (5) 12
WHITE, purple panel, check cap Parish Hall (IRE) 17
  • T:J S Bolger
  • J:K J Manning
  • Form: 12
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
2 127 9-1 J S Bolger K J Manning 14/1
5 (4) 111
ROYAL BLUE, orange disc, striped sleeves & cap Power 54
  • T:A P O'Brien
  • J:J A Heffernan
  • Form: 111
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-1
  • OR: 112
  • Naps:
2 127 9-1 A P O'Brien J A Heffernan 112 7/4f
6 (7) 31
Dark Blue Reply (IRE) 77
  • T:A P O'Brien
  • J:J P O'Brien
  • Form: 31
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
2 127 9-1 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 7/1
7 (2) D122
PINK & EMERALD GREEN QUARTERED, check sleeves & cap Tough As Nails (IRE) 42
  • T:Michael Mulvany
  • J:G F Carroll
  • Form: D122
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-1
  • OR: 111
  • Naps:
2 127 9-1 Michael Mulvany G F Carroll 111 12/1
8 (3) 5712
Pink After (IRE) 21
  • T:A P O'Brien
  • J:C O'Donoghue
  • Form: 5712
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 8-12
  • OR: 97
  • Naps:
2 124 8-12 A P O'Brien C O'Donoghue 97 50/1
9 (9) 12
MAROON & ROYAL BLUE CHEVRONS, maroon sleeves & cap La Collina (IRE) 24
  • T:K Prendergast
  • J:D P McDonogh
  • Form: 12
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 8-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
2 124 8-12 K Prendergast D P McDonogh 33/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2010 2 Zoffany (IRE)
  • T:A P O'Brien
  • J:J P Murtagh
2 9-1 A P O'Brien J P Murtagh 3/1
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In depth

Verdict

Aidan O'Brien has won this an astonishing 11 times in the past 13 years and will be expecting POWER to add to the roll of honour. The Oasis Dream colt had Roman Soldier just a neck behind when landing the Coventry Stakes at Ascot, however, and the latter was beaten a length by Frederick Engels in the Group 2 July Stakes at Newmarket. David Brown's colt looks certain to play his part here but may just lack the scope of the Ballydoyle entry. Gatepost wasn't far behind Power at Ascot so it's interesting that Mick Channon sends him for a rematch but Lilbourne Lad and Tough As Nails, first and second in the Railway Stakes here, are more likely to trouble the selection.

Formwatch

La Collina (IRE) 10-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, 3rd entering straight and soon ridden, went 2nd inside final furlong and kept on well under pressure without reaching winner, 2nd of 6, nk behind Maybe (9-1) at Leopardstown 7f 2yo fll Grp 3 (1) gd in Jul.

Power 4-1fav (9-1) Raced stand side, held up in rear, headway when groups merged over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, ran on to lead well insid final furlong, edged right under pressure, all out, won at Royal Ascot 6f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gd in Jun beating Roman Soldier (9-1) by nk, 23 ran.

Tough As Nails (IRE) 15-8fav (9-1) Always prominent, disputed lead from before halfway, driven along from well over 1f out, kept on well under pressure and carried slightly right inside final furlong, headed and no extra final 100 yards, 2nd of 5, 3/4l behind Lilbourne Lad (9-1) at Curragh 6f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gd in Jun.

Lilbourne Lad (IRE) 9-4 (9-1) Always prominent, disputed lead from before halfway, ridden over 1f out, edged right under pressure inside final furlong, led and kept on best final 100 yards, won at Curragh 6f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gd in Jun beating Tough As Nails (9-1) by 3/4l, 5 ran.

Reply (IRE) 10-3 (9-0) Led and disputed early, led halfway, ridden clear over 1f out, kept on strongly, easily, won at Curragh 6f 2yo mdn gd in May beating Slade Power (9-0) by 4l, 10 ran.

Frederick Engels 7-4 (8-12) Tracked leaders, took keen hold early stages, challenged over 1f out, led entering final furlong, ran on well, won at Newmarket 6f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gd in Jul beating Roman Soldier (8-12) by 1l, 7 ran.

Gatepost (IRE) 7-1 (9-1) Raced centre, held up in rear, switched left to race in stand side group well over 2f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on strongly, never able to challenge, 5th of 23, 2 1/4l behind Power (9-1) at Royal Ascot 6f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gd in Jun.

Parish Hall (IRE) 3-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden to lead entering straight, stayed on far rail, headed under pressure early final furlong, kept on one pace but no chance with winner, 2nd of 6, 4l behind Remember Alexander (8-12) at Leopardstown 7f 2yo Grp 3 (1) sft in Jul.

After (IRE) 3-1 (8-12) Held up in rear, headway into 4th 2f out, ridden into 3rd 1f out, stayed on into 2nd final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Fire Lily (8-12) at Curragh 6f 2yo Grp 3 (1) in Jul.