Heinz 57 track watered.
THE sprint track at Leopardstown was watered yesterday in advance of tomorrow's big meeting featuring the Group 1 Heinz 57 Phoenix Stakes The Phoenix Stakes is a Group 1 flat horse race in the Republic of Ireland for two-year-old thoroughbred colts and fillies. It is run over a distance of 6 furlongs (1,207 metres) at the Curragh in August.
The race was originally run at Phoenix Park Racecourse in Dublin. and the Group 3 Phoenix Sprint Stakes The Phoenix Sprint Stakes is a Group 3 flat horse race in the Republic of Ireland for three-year-old and above thoroughbreds. It is run over a distance of 6 furlongs (1,207 metres) at the Curragh in August. .
A track spokesman said: "The going was good to firm here this morning, and we have been watering. It should be absolutely perfect for Sunday. We stop watering the sprint course this evening, but the plan is for the round course to get some on Saturday."
There is a turnout of 11 for tomorrow's feature with a four-strong British challenge headed by Neville Callaghans's Prix Robert Papin The Prix Robert Papin is a Group 2 flat horse race in France for two-year-old thoroughbreds (excluding geldings). It is run over a distance of 1,100 metres (approximately 5½ furlongs) at Maisons-Laffitte Racecourse in July. winner Black Amber and old and popular name for jet.
See also: Amber , the mount of Richard Hughes The name Richard Hughes can mean the following people:
Pat Eddery, who rode Danehill Dancer to win the race for Callaghan in 1995, will be aboard one of the leading Irish fancies for the race this time, John Mulhern's Coventry Stakes third Access All Areas. Michael Kinane, who rode Access All Areas at Royal Ascot, teams up with Dermot Weld's course and distance Listed winner Pharmacist.