Curragh

  • 18:50 Keeneland Phoenix Stakes 6f

  • Winner €171,000 2nd €57,000 3rd €27,000 4th €12,000
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 17.14s
  • Off time: 18:53:23
18:50 Curragh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Siskin (USA) 10/11
2nd Monarch Of Egypt (USA) 6/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 12 Dark green, light green yoke, light green armlet, dark green cap Monarch Of Egypt (USA) 41
2 9-3 A P O'Brien R L Moore 6/42.50
2 (1) 105 Dark Blue Mount Fuji (IRE) 20
2 9-3 A P O'Brien J A Heffernan 95 25/126.00
3 (3) 171 ROYAL BLUE, orange disc, striped sleeves & cap Royal Lytham (FR) 29
Distance Winner
2 9-3 A P O'Brien D O'Brien 106 9/25.50
4 (2) 111 EMERALD GREEN, pink sash, white sleeves, pink cap Siskin (USA) 41
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
2 9-3 G M Lyons C T Keane 110 10/111.91
5 (4) 621 PINK & WHITE DIAMONDS, white sleeves, white diamond on cap Think Big (IRE) 14
2 9-3 J J Murphy R C Colgan 89 50/151.00

Betting

Forecast

Siskin (10/11), Monarch Of Egypt (6/4), Royal Lytham (9/2), Mount Fuji (25/1), Think Big (50/1)

Verdict

Aidan O'Brien, who has won twelve of the last 17 renewals including with One Cool Cat, Mastercraftsman and Holy Roman Emperor, has three entered to tackle the unbeaten SISKIN. Monarch Of Egypt, an impressive debut winner at Naas, had no answer to Ger Lyons' colt in the Group 2 Railway Stakes here and there doesn't seem any reason for a form reversal. Ryan Moore rides so his mount is presumably the stable pick over Royal Lytham, though the latter overcame interference to land the Group 2 July Stakes at Newmarket and looks to have the stronger form. Mount Fuji has been highly tried since a Cork debut success while Think Big's Down Royal maiden victory looks nowhere near good enough to see off the selection, who has won all three of his races in the style of a very smart youngster.