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Unbeaten Siskin heads Phoenix Stakes field
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Unbeaten Siskin heads Phoenix Stakes field
on 07 August 2019
Arizona not declared for Friday evening's Group 1 race at the Curragh, as Aidan O'Brien relies on three others.

Siskin will face four rivals as he aims to give trainer Ger Lyons a first domestic Group 1 winner in the Keeneland Phoenix Stakes at the Curragh on Friday evening.

While Lightning Pearl won the Cheveley Park Stakes at Newmarket for Lyons, he is still waiting for a top-level win on home soil.

In Siskin he appears to have his best chance to date. Unbeaten in three races so far, the Khalid Abdullah-owned juvenile will be a warm order to keep his perfect start going.

The main threat will come from Aidan O’Brien’s Ballydoyle yard, but not through Coventry Stakes winner Arizona, who misses the race.

Instead, O’Brien relies on Monarch Of Egypt, over two lengths behind Siskin in the Railway Stakes, July Stakes winner Royal Lytham and Mount Fuji.

Completing the line-up is John Murphy’s Think Big, who got off the mark at the third time of asking at Down Royal recently.

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