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Phoenix Tower Newbury 20/4/07

Phoenix Tower: the son of Chester House finished second in four Group 1s

  PICTURE: Gerry Cranham 

Phoenix Tower bought to stand in India

PHOENIX TOWER, who finished second in four consecutive Group 1 races last season, has been sold to stand at Shapoor Mistry's Manjri Stud in Pune, India, according to a report on Thoroughbred Internet.

A Juddmonte-bred five-year-old son of Chester House and Bionic, a Zafonic half-sister to multiple Group 3 winner Day Flight, Phoenix Tower was raced by Prince Khalid Abdullah.

He was unbeaten in three starts at two and three, and improved at four to win the Earl Of Sefton Stakes on his seasonal reappearance, beating Traffic Guard and Pipedreamer.

In each of his subsequent four starts he finished runner-up: behind Creachadoir in the Lockinge Stakes, Duke Of Marmalade in the Prince of Wales's Stakes, Mount Nelson in the Eclipse, and Duke Of Marmalade again in the Juddmonte International Stakes.

He was retired from racing after suffering a tendon injury while being prepared for a crack at the Champion Stakes.

The well-bred Arabian Gulf, who finished a short-head second to Soldier Of Fortune in the 2007 Chester Vase for Sir Michael Stoute, will join Phoenix Tower at Manjri Stud.

He is by Sadler's Wells and out of 1,000 Guineas winner Wince.

In further stallion movements between Europe and India, Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere runner-up Declaration Of War has been purchased to stand at Anne Wright's Lingwood Stud near New Delhi, and Carnival Dancer moves from Cheveley Park Stud in Newmarket to Dashmesh and Hargobind Stud in Punjab.

Carnival Dancer will be joined at the stud by former Abbey Leix stallion Princely Heir, sire of Listed winner Max One Two Three.






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