7th August 2020
A high quality field of 10 runners will line up in the Keeneland Phoenix Stakes, following the publication of declared runners this morning.
The Group 1 contest taking place at The Curagh this Sunday promises to be one of the most competitive renewals of the race for many years.
Steel Bull, recent winner of the Molecomb Stakes trained on The Curragh by Michael O’Callaghan, the Aidan O’Brien trained Giorgio Vasari, a winner in Naas earlier this week, Airlie Stud Stakes winner Aloha Star trained by Fozzy Stack and Ventura Tormenta, recent winner of the prestigious Prix Robert Papin trained in Britain by Richard Hannon, who were all supplemented into the race last Tuesday at a cost of €20,000, have all been declared to run.
The Lir Jet trained in Britain by Michael Bell and winner of the Norfolk Stakes at Royal Ascot, together with GAIN Railway Stakes winner and runner up Law of Indices and Lucky Vega are other notable entries, while the Fozzy Stack trained Bubbles On Ice and the Aidan O’Brien trained Admiral Nelson and St Mark’s Basilica will also face the starter.
The Jessica Harrington trained Group 1 winner Millisle is one of 10 runners in the Group 3 Rathasker Stud Phoenix Sprint. Other notable contenders include the British trained pair of Gulliver trained by David O’Meara and Glen Shiel trained by Archie Watson, together with multiple Group race winner Speak in Colours, Forever in Dreams, Jungle Jane, Buffer Zone and recent winner Sonaiyla.
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Good to Yielding, Yielding in places.
Forecast: Approximately 4mm of rain forecast for this morning, clearing later and dry thereafter.
Track: racing on stand side track. Stalls in centre for all sprints.
How to watch the races
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Keeneland Phoenix Stakes
Paddy Power: 9-4 Steel Bull, 7-2 The Lir Jet, 5 Ventura Tormenta, 7 St Mark’s Basilica, 8 Lucky Vega, 9 Admiral Nelson, 10 Laws Of Indices, 16 Aloha Star, Giorgio Vasari, 66 Bubbles On Ice