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PHOENIX FLIES HOME TO WIN ACOMB

22 August 2018

PHOENIX OF SPAIN (IRE) looks a horse with a future after coming with a late surge to win the Group 3 Acomb Stakes, going away at the finish, on the opening day of the York Ebor Festival. Given a signature Jamie Spencer ride, the Charlie Hills-trained grey raced last of eight entering the straight and waited until the final two furlongs to make headway, leading inside the final furlong and ran on to score by a length and a half. Favourite Watan chased him home, finishing two lengths clear of dual winner Persian Moon (IRE).

PHOENIX OF SPAIN (IRE) was later described as a ‘big, heavy horse’ by his trainer and looks an improving type, having finished fourth on debut, before winning impressively next time out. The Group 1 Racing Post Trophy is next on the agenda for the colt, who runs in the colours of Tony Wechsler and Ann Plummer.

The son of Lope De Vega (IRE) provides an exciting update for his full-brother, who is catalogued as Lot at the Goffs Orby Sale. The pair were bred by Mrs Cherry Faeste out of the Key Of Luck mare Lucky Clio (IRE), who is now the dam of four Stakes horses.  The second dam, meanwhile, produced multiple Group winner Special Kaldoun (IRE).

Click here for the Goffs Orby Sale catalogue. 

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