Aloha Star Connections Appeal Phoenix Demotion

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Aloha Star | Tattersalls

Aloha Star (Ire) (Starspangledbanner {Aus})'s connections have appealed their filly's demotion from second to third place in the G1 Keeneland Phoenix S. on Sunday. Lucky Vega (Ire) (Lope de Vega {Ire}) won the race, and The Lir Jet (Ire) (Prince of Lir {Ire}) was promoted to second. A winner of the G2 Airlie Stud S. in July, the bay sports a record of two wins in five starts. She is entered in the Tattersalls Online August Sale which opens on Wednesday.

“We've lodged an appeal, so we'll leave it at that,” said trainer Fozzy Stack. “It's not just the £20,000 difference in prize-money, it's the difference between finishing first and second in a Group 1. She's come out of the race well and she holds an entry in the online sale this week. If she's still in the yard after that we'd like to aim at the Cheveley Park. It's always hard when the girls take on the boys, but she ran a cracker.”

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