4 To Comply with: Rise Like A Phoenix

Four To Follow: Rise Like A Phoenix

After the Goodwood rain comes the Curragh solar. Common racing is again for a few weeks, and it’s that point of the season the place the eye begins to show to the children, as the primary 2-Y-O Group One, the Phoenix Stakes, takes place over in Eire. There’s additionally juvenile motion from Newmarket, and attention-grabbing renewal of the Rose of Lancaster on this week’s 4 to comply with.



Shar To Sprint

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3:25 – Phoenix Dash Stakes (Group Three) – Shartash @ 9/2 (William Hill, Boylesports)

We’ve seen loads of non-runners on this race already, which seems like that floor down at Goodwood Surprisingly this season, the British have dominated group dash races on the Curragh.

Commanche Falls and Artwork Energy are the 2 who’ve lit up Eire’s premier flat course. However Shartash isn’t with out hope. The allowance is essential for him and permits her to grow to be one of many highest rated horses within the race, and the higher floor might swimsuit him higher.

He could also be drawn within the centre of the observe, however he’s surrounded by loads of tempo, which ought to give him a pleasant gallop to latch on to.


Unanswered Questions

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4:40 – Phoenix Stakes (Group One) – Unquestionable @ 5/2 (William Hill, BetVictor)

Each Bucanero Fuente and Unquestionable deserved to have one other go at one another once more. It was a improbable race with solely a head separating them within the Railway Stakes. Each sons of Wootton Bassett look inseparable, however I feel Unquestionable can reverse the end result from final outing.

Firstly, Unquestionable is drawn nearer to the stand-side rail, and it’s fairly laborious from a horse in stall one to make the journey over to seize it. There’s an excellent tempo angle from Givemethebeatboys on Unquestionable’s exterior, and if he will get over to the rail there’s a pacemaker for Bucanero Fuente to latch on to.

Lastly, the Phoenix Stakes dictate that Aidan O’Brien isn’t distant from the winner’s enclosure, with 17 wins within the race, together with with the just lately retired Little Massive Bear final yr.



Scorch The Turf

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3:40 – Candy Solera Stakes (Group Three) – Carolina Reaper @ 4/1 (Common)

Mark Johnston has received this race 4 occasions within the final ten years. Actually his report since 2014 is 1211231, with no runners in ‘16 & ’17. That’s a strike charge of 71% within the race for 9 years. Carolina Reaper is that this yr’s providing from the Johnston crew and appears actually engaging.

She lastly broke her maiden in fashion final outing over C&D, successful by four-and-a-half lengths. Kind-wise, the second got here and received subsequent outing at Lingfield and the third goes within the second race on the identical card at present.

The rail helped her on her maiden win, however at present she is drawn in direction of the centre of the observe. She does have tempo to latch on to within the stall to her exterior, and in kind jockey with Jack Mitchell can see her over the road.



Shady Buyer

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3:00 – Betfred Rose Of Lancaster Stakes (Group Three) – Midnight Mile @ 6/1 (William Hill)

Fillies haven’t acquired an awesome report on this race. Actually, a filly hasn’t received this race since Braiswick in 1989, 34 years in the past. Absolutely this yr will buck the pattern when the thrilling Midnight Mile is launched.

She received stylishly at York final outing, and the bottom will likely be good for her this time round. A hefty allowance will put her up as one of many highest rated, and Oisin Orr is likely one of the jockeys to control with a 22% strike charge.

The perfect of luck!

Author: Patrick Thomas