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Sunday 12th August

Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club Phoenix Sprint Stakes (Group 3) (Class )

Distance: 6f Going: Good

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A lowering of sights may do the trick for SPIRIT OF VALOR who is best suited by the race conditions. He may be given most to by Urban Beat.

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Spirit Of Valor
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Gordon Lord Byron
J: W J Lee
T: T Hogan
Form: 5-4555
Age: 10
Weight: 9-7
Ten-year-old veteran who hasn't quite been at his peak this year, only fifth in Listed company last time. He was behind Smash Williams over course and distance two starts ago and does look a shade vulnerable at this stage of his career.
Veteran has had great career, retains a rating that suggests he can be competitive here
Mr Scarlet
J: Robbie Colgan
T: Ms Sheila Lavery
Form: 920-76
Age: 4
Weight: 9-7
Hasn't been able to match his fifth in the 2017 Commonwealth Cup, last on seasonal return prior to a disappointing run in a course and distance Listed race. He was behind two of these and his peak form sees him fall short.
Not far behind Smash Williams and Gordon Lord Byron in Listed 6f event here last time
Smash Williams
J: Kevin Manning
T: J S Bolger
Form: 835244
Age: 5
Weight: 9-7
Course and distance winner as a two-year-old, yet to win since. He wasn't disgraced in Group 2 company last time and he's been mainly consistent during this busy campaign. No surprise were he to be competitive once again.
Nothing in his form during a busy campaign to suggest he can win at this level
Son Of Rest
J: Chris Hayes
T: J A Stack
Form: 2-5274
Age: 4
Weight: 9-7
Holding a good level of form earlier in the campaign, though all his best runs came on deeper ground over shorter. His last two runs (including on better ground) have been very poor and don't suggest he'll be recapturing his best any time soon.
Progressive sort at three last season, below his best in four runs this season
Spirit Of Valor
J: Ryan Moore
T: A P O'Brien
Form: -82886
Age: 4
Weight: 9-7
Has been set some very tough tasks this year, running a very good race in a competitive renewal of the Lennox at Royal Ascot last time. He sets the form standard and this is his easiest task for a long while. Surely will take advantage of this drop in grade under stable jockey.
Last four runs have been at a higher level than this, can take advantage of drop in class
J: Declan McDonogh
T: Henry De Bromhead
Form: 7-2225
Age: 4
Weight: 9-4
Has been doing little wrong this year in pattern races this term, excuses for her latest run in Group 2 company. Her sights are lowered and she has a competitive shout on ratings, receiving weight from her nearest rivals. Could hit the frame.
Consistent at Listed/Group 3 level before being set a stiff task in a 6f Group 2 last time
Speak In Colours
J: Donnacha O'Brien
T: Joseph Patrick O'Brien
Form: 11-230
Age: 3
Weight: 9-3
Two-time winner as a two-year-old, beaten a short-head in Listed company on his return in April. He was outclassed in the Commonwealth Cup last time and this is easier, still lightly raced after only six runs. Doesn't have much to find on the form.
Fair placed form this term before finding things much too demanding in Commonwealth Cup
Now You're Talking
J: Wayne Lordan
T: Joseph Patrick O'Brien
Form: -13405
Age: 3
Weight: 9-0
Sole victory from leven starts came in a Dundalk maiden, safely held in a Listed contest at Naas last month. It was disappointing that she couldn't take advantage of that easier assignment and she needs to reverse form with Speak In Colours from a previous meeting.
Dundalk winner, has failed to progress since fair third in Listed sprint at Naas in May
Urban Beat
T: J P Murtagh
Form: 0-11
Age: 3
Weight: 9-3
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1 (4) // Gordon Lord Byron
2 (1) // Mr Scarlet
3 (6) // Smash Williams
4 (5) // Son Of Rest
5 (8) // Spirit Of Valor
6 (7) // Gorane
7 (2) // Speak In Colours
9 (3) // Now You're Talking
8 (9) // Urban Beat
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