Phoenix of Spain progeny making waves

As the flat season kicks off, Phoenix of Spain’s progeny have burst onto the scene, setting the stage for a thrilling season ahead.

Last night at Wolverhampton, Lady of Spain, trained by Roger Varian, continued her unbeaten streak, clinching victory in the Novice Stakes. Bred by Littlejohn Bloodstock n out of the Invincible Spirit mare Navette, she was purchased from Tattersalls Book 2 by her trainer for 40,000 guineas.

Meanwhile, Alpheratz (RPR 98), ex Rosie Scott by Holy Roman Emperor, showcased her talent by finishing a close second to Brilliant in the Group 3 Park Express Stakes at The Curragh on Monday. Trained by Joseph G Murphy, she remains firmly on course for the prestigious Group 1 Irish Oaks after being purchased for 15,000 guineas from Lynn Lodge Stud at Tattersalls Sommerville yearling sale.

Rue Custine,  ex Pick Pocket by Curlin, delivered a strong performance by finishing second in a valuable claiming race at Compiegne under the guidance of trainer Stephanie Nigge. Acquired for €18,000 by Guy Petit at the Arqana October yearling sale, Rue Custine is a promising prospect to watch.

With the flat season now in full swing, we eagerly anticipate the continued success of Phoenix of Spain’s progeny. Their early achievements are a testament to their talent and potential, leaving us eagerly anticipating what the future holds for these exciting young horses.

Anticipation is high for Phoenix of Spain’s progeny, especially with his first three-year-olds demonstrating plenty of promise. Phoenix of Spain has progeny entered in the English and Irish 2,000 Guineas and Irish Derby, and no less than eight progeny set to compete in the valuable €100,000 Gowran Classic. It’s shaping up to be an electrifying season ahead.

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