Detorri partners impressive Advertise to Keeneland Phoenix Stakes success at the Curragh

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Detorri partners impressive Advertise to Keeneland Phoenix Stakes success at the Curragh
17:00 Sunday 12th of August 2018

The Martyn Meade-trained Advertise was won the big race at the Curragh on Sunday as he held off a strong challenge from Go Perfect to capture the Group One Keeneland Phoenix Stakes.

Ridden well by Frankie Dettori, Advertise's win was the first for a British trainer since 1997. He settled in second at the start, before powering on after a couple of furlongs to lead and then held on to beat the So Perfect, ridden by Caragh jockey Seamie Heffernan for Aidan O'Brien.

It was a third win in four starts since his debut in Newbury, and Meade was a pleased trainer in the winning enclosure.

"I'm very pleased with him, it's great, and maybe we'll step him up to seven furlongs now," he said.

"We'll give him a bit of a break and then go for the Dewhurst or something like that I suppose. It seems logical and he'll get further.

"The big question is if he'll get a mile but he'll definitely get seven.

"It was a great result. Obviously I was coming here with a lot of trepidation but you can tell very good horses at home, going to perform for you, got the form and did the job.

"If you've got a good horse it makes a difference, you don't have to struggle too much then.

"It was a great ride by Frankie and it's great to have him on board. As he said to me after he won the July Stakes 'send him anywhere you like' and that proved to be right.

"I'm thrilled to bits with him. Every run he's been held up and produced with a turn of foot but he was able to dictate today and it shows that he knows his job now."

Speak in Colours captured the Group Three Phoenix Sprint Stakes for trainer Joseph O'Brien as he finished well clear of Gordon Lord Byron, while handler Sheila Lavery won the 7f Fillies Race with Lady Kaya, an impressive 10-length winner ahead of the second placed Pink Dogwood.

Andrew Slattery and jockey Ben Coen combined to win the opening race of the day with Mid Winster, while Optionality won the 5f Maiden under jockey Gary Carroll for trainer Darren Bunyan.

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