Champali, Canadian Frontier Topweighted in Phoenix
Updated: Friday, October 8, 2004 4:25 PM
Posted: Wednesday, October 6, 2004 3:53 PM
Smile Sprint (gr. III) winner Champali and Canadian Frontier, who has back-to-back stakes wins at Monmouth Park to his credit, are the 122-pound co-highweights for Friday's Phoenix Breeders' Cup Stakes (gr. III) that is part of the opening-day card at Keeneland in Lexington, Ky.
The six-furlong Phoenix, with a purse of $250,000, drew 11 sprinters.
Trained by Greg Foley, Champali had a three-race win streak end when he finished third behind Phoenix entrants Gold Storm and Super Fuse in the Arlington Sprint Breeders' Cup Handicap. Gold Storm, who breaks from the rail, also has a three-race win streak at risk in the Phoenix.
The Phoenix field, in post position order, with jockeys and weights, consists of:
1 -- Gold Storm, 118, Larry Taylor
2 -- Hosco, 120, Corey Nakatani
3 -- Super Fuse, 118, John McKee
4 -- Wildcat Heir, 118, Robby Albarado
5 -- Private Horde, 118, Mark Guidry
6 -- Canadian Frontier, 122, Javier Castellano
7 -- Champali, 122, Rafael Bejarano
8 -- Arbitrate, Ramon A. Dominquez
9 -- Coach Jim Lee, 118, Craig Perret
10 -- Clock Stopper, 118, Pat Day
11 -- Deer Lake, 118, Edgar Prado
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