Final Up to date: 11/08/19 4:59pm
Ger Lyons and Colin Keane gained a second notable success within the house of a few days as Justifier acquired the higher of Harpocrates within the Coolmore Caravaggio Stakes at Tipperary.
On Friday night Lyons and Keane mixed for a primary home Group One triumph with Siskin within the Keeneland Phoenix Stakes, beating Aidan O’Brien’s Monarch Of Egypt.
This will have been at a decrease stage, however the Listed triumph was nonetheless important, with Justifier (6-4) sustaining his personal unbeaten document, once more on the essential expense of Ballydoyle.
Introduced extensive off the bend by Keane within the prolonged seven-and-a-half-furlong affair, the Free Eagle colt wanted to indicate loads of willpower to fend off his extra skilled rival, however he managed to take action by a size and a half.
Lyons’ brother and assistant, Shane, stated: “Colin stated he’s nonetheless inexperienced and dealt with the bottom and can get a furlong further, no drawback.
“We do like him, we thought he needed to run to 95 plus in the present day to win and he did.
“He has performed what we have requested him there and he’ll genuinely enhance for stepping up (in journey) and is ticking all the proper bins on the minute.
“It’s 5 weeks to the Juvenile Stakes (at Leopardstown) on Champions Weekend, however we’ll run wherever the race presents itself.”