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Saturday 6 August 2022

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    Keeneland Phoenix Stakes (Group 1)

  • 2YO only  |   Class 1  |   6f  |   Good (Good to Firm in places)  |   5 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 16:16  |   Winning time: 1m 11.27s
1
(3)
Horse silk
Apache Outlaw42
Age: 2|  Weight: 9-5| J: D P McDonogh| T: J P O'Brien| OR:  100| D
80/1
Winner at Fairyhouse in June. 22/1, excellent 1¼ lengths third of 6 to Shartash in Railway Stakes at this C&D (good) 42 days ago, running on. Hard to make a case for in this company, though.
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3
(6)
Horse silk
Bradsell53
Age: 2|  Weight: 9-5| J: Hollie Doyle| T: A Watson| OR:  114| D
11/8
Highly promising sort who made it 2-2 in 17-runner Coventry Stakes (8/1) at Royal Ascot (6f, good to firm) 53 days ago by 1½ lengths from Persian Force. Has more to offer. Leading claims.
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4
(2)
Horse silk
Little Big Bear21
Age: 2|  Weight: 9-5| J: R L Moore| T: A P O'Brien| OR:  110| CD
13/8
Bagged Windsor Castle at Royal Ascot before completing his hat-trick in 6-runner Anglesey Stakes at this course (6.3f, good to soft, 2/5) 21 days ago by 4¾ lengths from Yosemite Valley, forging clear. Better still to come. Player.
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5
(1)
Horse silk
Persian Force30
Age: 2|  Weight: 9-5| J: R G Ryan| T: R Hannon| OR:  110| D
4/1
3 wins from 4 runs this year, well on top at the finish in 7-runner July Stakes at Newmarket (6f, good to firm, 1/2) 30 days ago by 1½ lengths from Show Respect. HIghly respected.
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Timeform
6
(4)
Horse silk
Shartash42
Age: 2|  Weight: 9-5| J: B M Coen| T: J P Murtagh| OR:  106| CD
18/1
Improving sort who went 2 from 3 in 6-runner Railway Stakes at this C&D (good) 42 days ago by short head from Blackbeard. Likely to improve again. Not dismissed.
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Non-Runners

2
(5)
Horse silk
Blackbeard20
Weight: 9-5|  Age: 2
T: A P O'Brien  J: J A Heffernan
NR

Forecasts

Bradsell (11/8), Little Big Bear (13/8), Persian Force (4/1), Blackbeard (5/1), Shartash (18/1), Apache Outlaw (80/1)

Verdict

BRADSELL is the only unbeaten runner in this Group 1 contest and Archie Watson's impressive Coventry winner can maintain his unblemished record at the chief expense of Aidan O'Brien's improving Little Big Bear who bids for a four-timer. Persian Force, Blackbeard and Shartash can fight it out for minor honours.

Previous Winners

2021
Ebro River
Weight: 9-5  |Age: 2
12/1

Prize Money

1st: €179,999.002nd: €60,000.003rd: €30,000.004th: €15,000.005th: €9,000.006th: €6,000.00

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