Real Good Heads 2015 The Phoenix Field

This Saturday in Brisbane Doomben Racecourse hosts Queensland Oaks Day, the opening race of which is The Phoenix 2015 for two-year-olds where the Trevor Miller-trained Real Good leads the way.

Real Good

Real Good heads the 2015 The Phoenix field at Doomben on Saturday in Brisbane. Photo: Daniel Costello.

Due to jump as Race 1 at 12:07pm (AEST), this year’s $100,000 Listed Bracken Ridge Tavern The Phoenix (1350m) has attracted a sizable field of 13 juveniles with Miller’s improving Real Saga gelding one of the likely favourites at following a last start win at the Sunshine Coast.

Breaking his maiden status at start number four, Real Good won the Listed BJ McLachlan Stakes (1200m) first-up on May 16 with Michael Cahill in the saddle and will look to go back-to-back with the same hoop but a wide barrier 10 of 13 draw to overcome on Saturday.

Also drawn in double digits for The Phoenix this Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival are Rex Lipp’s well-tried Rothesay colt In His Stride (13) coming off a seventh to Look To The Stars in the Group 2 BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes (1350m) at the track last Saturday, and last start winners Press Statement (12) and Olja (11).

The Chris Waller-trained Hinchinbrook colt Press Statement has just his second career start this weekend following a winning debut at Canterbury over 1100m on April 29, while the Brad Herne-trained local Zizou grey Olja won over 1100m at the Gold Coast on May 16.

The rails run on Saturday meanwhile belongs to the Barry Lockwood-trained maiden Aussie Jack to be ridden from gate one by one of Brisbane’s best hoops Damian Browne.

Other hopeful two-year-olds with good gates in The Phoenix include the Liam Birchley-trained Havasay (2), Sunshine Coast-based Trincanto (3) and the John O’Shea-trained visiting Street Cry colt from Sydney Handfast who comes off a second to Real Good in the BJ McLachlan.

Also in the mix and coming off a good lead-up run are the likes of Tony Gollan’s last start Ipswich winner over 1350m Stella Di Notte, fellow last-start Ipswich winner One More Magic and another promising Gold Coast-trained filly Sagaronne who won at home over 1200m at the start of the month.

The best performed two-year-olds in The Phoenix this weekend could potentially back-up Saturday week in the $600,000 Group 1 JJ Atkins (1600m) up over a mile.

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2015 The Phoenix Final Field & Barrier Draw

Doomben Race 1 (12:07pm) – 30/05/2015

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Wgt.
1 228×1 REAL GOOD Trevor Miller Michael Cahill 10 57kg
2 3325×46127 IN HIS STRIDE Rex Lipp Timothy Bell 13 57kg
3 0x216 BRING A SECRET Nick Olive Glyn Schofield 5 57kg
4 1 PRESS STATEMENT Chris Waller Tye Angland 12 57kg
5 52 HANDFAST John O’Shea James McDonald 4 57kg
6 77×31 OLJA Brad Herne Glen Boss 11 57kg
7 373 HAVASAY Liam Birchley Glen Colless 2 57kg
8 92 AUSSIE JACK Barry Lockwood Damian Browne 1 57kg
9 943 TRINCANTO (NZ) Darryl Hansen Kelvin Wharton 3 57kg
10 3014410 BANDA SPICE Stuart Kendrick Tommy Berry 7 55kg
11 36×71 STELLA DI NOTTE Tony Gollan Jim Byrne 6 55kg
12 6891 ONE MORE MAGIC Kim Craft Jason Taylor 8 55kg
13 7×1 SAGARONNE Toby Edmonds Blake Shinn 9 55kg


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