Orderofthephoenix and Migdam both took honours in Dundalk last Friday with both scoring for the team under Ronan Whelan and Adam Caffrey.
Orderofthephoenix, who was having her second outing of her career following a fourth place finish in a maiden at the Listowel Festival last month, got off the mark in very impressive style by winning the Irish EBF Median Sires Series (Fillies) Maiden by 4 & 3/4 lengths. The Phoenix Of Spain filly was purchased for €60,000 at last May’s Tattersalls Goresbridge Sale and is co-owned by Shamrock Thoroughbreds, Syndicates Racing & Dolmen Racing Club.
Speaking afterwards, Ado said, “She’s a very good filly and we’d have a good line on them with the horses we have at home.
She was a bit hard to ride early doors but we have her settled now and Adam rides her out every day and has done a good job on her. We just bided our time with her until we got her settled.
Her run in Listowel was a good run on soft ground and she’s proved today that she’s a proper filly. We knew she’d improve a good bit and we knew she’d like nicer ground.
She’s for sale and is definitely a black type filly in the making. I’d say she’ll be a good filly over seven or a mile next year and could be a good one for America.”
The second leg of the double was landed approximately 90 minutes later when Migdam fought off stablemate Tosen Wish by half a length to win the Irishinjuredjockeys.com Handicap, his first win for the yard and for his owners Dooley Thoroughbreds, Jim Fairhurst & Paul Riley .
Speaking afterwards, Ado said, “We’re still figuring this horse out. He ran over a mile and one in Punchestown and just got chinned so we decided to drop him back even though he’d won over a mile and two in Doncaster.
Hopefully the handicapper won’t be too hard on him. The two of them have fought it out and they are solid horses that we can look forward to for next year.
I’m not sure what we will do with them now but they are Premier Handicap horses for next year.”