The Phoenix Stakes is the first group 1 race for 2yos run in Britain and Ireland this year. It takes place at the Curragh on Sunday 7th August. The race was formerly run at the now-closed Phoenix Park and then at Leopardstown but was moved to its current home following the loss of the straight 6 furlong track at Leopardstown. Aidan O’Brien has dominated the race in recent times, winning 11 of the last 13 renewals.
Below we take a look at the trends for the past 10 years:
Race for 2yos
Fillies (2-3-20) have won 2 of the last 10 runnings of this race from approximately 27% of the total runners. The two female winners were the only two non-O’Brien-trained winners in the past decade. Both finished in the first 2 in the Coolmore Stud Fillies Sprint at...
The Darley Irish Oaks takes place at the Curragh on Sunday 17th July. The last 2 renewals have gone to British-trained runners and there looks to be a strong raiding party coming over again this year, headed by the Epsom Oaks winner, Dancing Rain.
Below we take a look at the trends for the past 10 years http://tinyurl.com/6eqyanp:
Race for 3yos
8 of 10 winners had run 1 to 4 times that season
9 of 10 winners finished in the first two last time out (7 won)
9 of 10 winners posted their highest RPR last time out
8 of 10 winners had won over 1M 2F+ (1 exception was 2nd in Epsom Oaks)
9 of 10 winners ran in the last 45 days
6 of 10 winners (last 5) finished in first 2 in a group 1 (4 exceptions had yet to run in a group 1)