Stone Farm owned Elusive Quality colt, Moon Song, stalked the pace and then swung wide to mow down the field and win at Indiana Grand goig six furlongs on the dirt. He was co-bred by Darley, John H. Adger & Stone Farm.
Over at the Curragh, trainer Aidan O’Brien’s near dominance of the Phoenix Stakes continued when the Coolmore-owned juvenile colt Air Force Blue(War Front), runner-up to Buratino (Exceed And Excel) on his previous start in the Coventry Stakes
When Air Force Blue (War Front) quickened impressively to take the Keeneland Phoenix S., this son of War Front provided trainer Aidan O’Brien with his 14th winner of this Group 1 contest in the space of only 18 years.
Trainer Aidan O’Brien’s Air Force Blue, a Kentucky-bred son of Claiborne Farm sire War Front, turned the tables on familiar rival and favorite Buratino and won the Keeneland Phoenix Stakes (Ire-I) for 2-year-olds Aug. 9 at the Curragh.