Rise Of The Phoenix
WINNER 24 OF 2023: ZIGGY'S PHOENIX, trained by Richard Hannon and ridden by Joe Fanning: The 'Club Tropicana British Stallion Studs EBF Novice Stakes' over 5f at Ripon.
She was a 1 length 4th at Kempton on debut, 8 days ago, showing greeness early on. Here, for her second start, switching to the turf at Ripon's opening meeting of the season.
Breaking well, she disputed the lead on the near side. At the 2-marker, Joe was sitting quietly as the rest of the jockeys were asking for efforts. Pushed along over 1f out, she soon edged away and was ridden out to win comfortably, by 1 and 3/4 lengths.
Watch the full race replay here: https://www.attheraces.com/racecard/Ripon/20-April-2023/1415
Timeform rated it as a 78+ performance, saying: "Confirmed debut promise, putting her experience to good use; soon led, travelled well, shaken up over 1f out, pushed out; will go on improving.”
Joe said in his Sky Sports Racing interview: "She was quick out and travelled nicely, As soon as she came to the crowd she had a little look and pulled up a little bit, but she is a strong natured filly and she will win again. It was quite easy.”
See the official photo gallery, here: https://louisepollard.co.uk/album.php?id=1052
Syndicate manager Tim says: "Well done to her owners. She did it nice and impressively, going away at the end. There are a few options we could go with her, either here, in Ireland or France. We will give her a little freshen up and then Richard and I will discuss the options. But she's a winner at 2 and is a full sister to a Group 2 and Listed placed 3 year-old filly, so a nice start to her page. Delighted to get a 2 year-old winner from just our second juvenile to run. We have Got To Love A Grey making her debut tomorrow, from the Karl Burke stable, and two more entered to debut next week. Things are hotting up!”