Ridge leads Phoenix raiders

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Ocean Ridge will lead the British challenge on Sunday's Heinz 57 Phoenix Stakes at Leopardstown. The Peter Chapple-Hyam-trained Prix Robert- Papin winner, together with Mick Channon's Muchea, are the only two attempting to maintain an impressive British record of nine wins from the last 11 runnings of the Group One contest for two-year-olds.

They will be confronted by a strong home team including Coventry Stakes winner Verglas.

Prior to winning the Robert-Papin, Ocean Ridge had chased home Dazzle in the Cherry Hinton Stakes at Newmarket.

Victory on Dazzle in the Group One Cheveley Park Stakes at Newmarket in the autumn is the remaining outstanding target of racing's newest centurion Kieren Fallon.

Fallon looked forward to his next date with the 1,000 Guineas favourite having finally cracked the 100 barrier with a win on Jambo at Nottingham on Wednesday night.

He has steered Dazzle to both her wins to date. "If I could have just one more thing, I would like to see Dazzle win the Cheveley Park Stakes. That would be great," he said yesterday. "I have never sat on anything to compare with her."

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