2021 Phoenix Stakes Field & Odds at Keeneland

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Keeneland Press Release
Updated: October 06, 2021

Grade 2 Phoenix Stakes is a "Win and You're In" for the Breeders' Cup Sprint

Special Reserve (Paradise Farms Corp. and David Staudacher) headlines a field of seven sprinters entered for Friday's 169th running of the $250,000 Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix Stakes (G2) going 6 furlongs on the main track at Keeneland Race Course.

Friday is opening day of Keeneland's 2021 Fall Meet, which marks the track's 85th anniversary.

Scheduled as the eighth race on Friday's 10-race program with a 5:10 p.m. ET post time, the Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix is a Breeders' Cup Challenge race with the winner receiving a fees-paid berth into the $2 million Breeders' Cup Sprint (G1) to be run November 6 at Del Mar.

2021 Phoenix Stakes Field & Odds

Race 8 at Keeneland on Friday, October 8 - Post 5:10 PM

Entry Horse ML Odds Jockey Trainer
1 Quick Tempo 20-1 Sophie Doyle
118 Lbs
Christopher Davis
2 Mucho 6-1 Reylu Gutierrez
120 Lbs
John Ortiz
3 Endorsed 6-1 Julien Leparoux
120 Lbs
Michael Maker
4 Just Might 9-2 Colby Hernandez
120 Lbs
Michelle Lovell
5 Aloha West 3-1 Jose Ortiz
120 Lbs
Wayne Catalano
6 Special Reserve 9-5 Joel Rosario
120 Lbs
Michael Maker
7 Sir Alfred James 9-2 Corey Lanerie
120 Lbs
Norman Cash

Trained by Mike Maker, Special Reserve has compiled a 6-4-2-0 record in 2021 and enters Friday's race off a runner-up effort in the Alfred G. Vanderbilt (G1) at Saratoga on July 31. In his lone Keeneland start, Special Reserve was second in this spring's Commonwealth (G3).

Joel Rosario, who was aboard in the Vanderbilt, has the mount Friday out of post position six.

Looming as the main threat to Special Reserve is Griffon Farms and trainer Michelle Lovell's Just Might.

Winner of his past four starts, all coming in stakes, Just Might enters Friday's race off dirt victories at Colonial Downs and most recently at Churchill Downs. Colby Hernandez has the mount from post four.

The field for the Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix, with riders and weights from the inside, is: Quick Tempo (Sophie Doyle, 118), Mucho (Reylu Gutierrez, 120), Endorsed (Julien Leparoux, 120), Just Might (Hernandez, 120), Aloha West (Jose Ortiz, 120), Special Reserve (Rosario, 120), Sir Alfred James (Corey Lanerie, 120).

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