August 06 / 16.15 Curragh

16.15 Curragh

Good

Keeneland Phoenix Stakes (Group 1)

  • Prize money: £148739.5
  • 0m 6f 0y
  • 6 runners
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Keeneland Phoenix Stakes (Group 1)

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

11/4 (Won)

  • Win: £1.90
  • Place: £1.20

Form: 2111 C

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 5lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 110

Form & Verdict
Nicely progressive and comes here on a four-timer, 3 wins include Windsor Castle at Ascot and last month's Group 3 Anglesey Stakes here, winning an ordinary renewal with some ease; considerably stiffer task here but Ryan Moore's preference over Blackbeard.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

4

(2)

6th Aug 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

16:15 Curragh

Little Big Bear

9st 5lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

made virtually all, joined over 2f out, pushed along over 1f out, went clear inside final furlong, ridden out towards finish, impressive

11/4

1st

2

(6)

16th Jul 2022

Good

0m 6f 63y

14:03 Curragh

Little Big Bear

9st 5lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

raced in second up the centre, headway and led narrowly over 2f out, pushed along and went clear inside final furlong, kept on strongly, easily

11/10

9/2

  • Place: £2.50

Form: 1121 D

Last run: 30 days

W: 9st 5lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 110

Form & Verdict
Brocklesby winner has improved with each run since, notably Coventry Stakes second to Bradsell and when landing odds in Group 2 July Stakes at Newmarket, relishing quick ground to win with seemingly plenty in hand; taking his racing well and interestingly he reopposes Bradsell here.
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2nd

5

(1)

6th Aug 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

16:15 Curragh

Persian Force

9st 5lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Richard Hannon

pressed winner, joined winner over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, soon held, no chance with winner inside final furlong

9/2

3rd

7

(4)

7th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

14:25 Newmarket (July)

Persian Force

9st 2lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Richard Hannon

disputed lead up the centre, pushed along 2f out, ridden and drifted right over 1f out, kept on well final 110yds

6/1

2nd

10

(12)

14th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:05 Ascot

Persian Force

9st 3lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Richard Hannon

midfield, nudged along and steady headway from 2f out, ridden over 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, went second towards finish, not pace to challenge

3/1

3rd
6 (4)
Shartash

7/1

Form: 311 CD

Last run: 42 days

W: 9st 5lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 106

Form & Verdict
Having won his maiden on softish ground, Invincible Spirit colt relished better ground in Group 2 Railway Stakes over C&D on Derby weekend, showing good attitude to come through late in modestly-run affair to touch off Blackbeard after not getting the clearest of runs; should be better still in a more truly-run race which he should get here.
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

6

(4)

6th Aug 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

16:15 Curragh

Shartash

9st 5lb

J: Ben Coen

T: J P Murtagh

prominent, outpaced 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on final 110yds

7/1

1st

6

(1)

25th Jun 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

15:05 Curragh

Shartash

9st 5lb

J: Ben Coen

T: J P Murtagh

steadied start, soon in rear but in touch with leaders, switched right under 2f out, soon headway and bit short of room, squeezed through and went second when ridden and ran on final 110yds, led final strides

8/1

1st

2

(5)

7th May 2022

Yielding

0m 5f 205y

14:50 Naas

Shartash

9st 5lb

J: Ben Coen

T: J P Murtagh

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7/4

Form: 11 D

Last run: 53 days

W: 9st 5lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 114

Form & Verdict
£47,000 Breeze-Up buy has proved a steal, impressive debut winner of a York novice event before beating Persian Force (Blackbeard fourth) in Group 2 Coventry Stakes at Ascot, travelling and quickening well from over a furlong out on quick ground, despite racing on less-favoured far side, recording good time; major player.
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4th

3

(6)

6th Aug 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

16:15 Curragh

Bradsell

9st 5lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Archie Watson

slowly away and stumbled start, raced in last but in touch with leaders, stumbled 5f out, pressed leaders over 2f out, hung right and ridden over 1f out, soon no extra

7/4

1st

3

(2)

14th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:05 Ascot

Bradsell

9st 3lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Archie Watson

prominent on outer, going easily over 2f out, pushed along to lead 2f out, ridden over 1f out, edged left and hard ridden inside final furlong, kept on well

13/2

1st

6

(1)

21st May 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

16:07 York

Bradsell

9st 5lb

J: P J McDonald

T: Archie Watson

5/1

Form: 3213 D

Last run: 42 days

W: 9st 5lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 100

Form & Verdict
Took a big step forward from his maiden win when a staying-on third to Shartash and Blackbeard in Group 2 Railway Stakes over C&D on Derby weekend, having had to wait for an opening; could be open to more improvement given a clearer passage and this likely stronger pace.
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5th

1

(3)

6th Aug 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

16:15 Curragh

Apache Outlaw

9st 5lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

took keen hold, prominent, dropped to last and pushed along over 2f out, lost touch from over 1f out

16/1

3rd

2

(5)

25th Jun 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

15:05 Curragh

Apache Outlaw

9st 5lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

held up in behind leaders, lost position going okay over 2f out, pushed along over 1f out, keeping on when not clear run and switched right inside final furlong, went third towards finish, not reach leaders

14/1

1st

6

(7)

10th Jun 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

16:45 Fairyhouse

Apache Outlaw

9st 3lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

soon disputed lead, slight lead going best under 2f out, soon pushed along and hung left, ridden when ran green but kept on well inside final furlong, always doing enough

6/4

Form: 111421 CD

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 5lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 115

Form & Verdict
No Nay Never colt has been kept busy, two wins here including Marble Hill and only just touched off by Shartash in Railway Stakes over C&D; fourth success of the season came in last month's Group 2 Prix Robert Papin when beating stablemate The Antarctic (Group 3 winner this week) under a positive ride; progressing well but Ryan Moore prefers Little Big Bear.
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2

(5)

6th Aug 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

16:15 Curragh

Blackbeard

9st 5lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: A P O’Brien

No Nay Never colt has been kept busy, two wins here including Marble Hill and only just touched off by Shartash in Railway Stakes over C&D; fourth success of the season came in last month's Group 2 Prix Robert Papin when beating stablemate The Antarctic (Group 3 winner this week) under a positive ride; progressing well but Ryan Moore prefers Little Big Bear.

5/1

2nd

3

(6)

25th Jun 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

15:05 Curragh

Blackbeard

9st 5lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

unruly at the post, prominent towards near side, led narrowly before halfway, pushed along when faced challenge over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on well but headed final strides

5/4

4th

2

(14)

14th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:05 Ascot

Blackbeard

9st 3lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

midfield, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and outpaced over 1f out, rallied and kept on well inside final furlong, not reach leaders

11/4

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Non-runners

Blackbeard

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Payout
Exacta €70.00
Straight Forecast €78.20
Trifecta €316.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Bradsell

TOPSPEED:

Blackbeard

RP Ratings (IRE):

Bradsell

The Irish Sun:

Bradsell

POSTDATA:

Blackbeard