Horse Racing - Sudirman shocks War Command in Phoenix Stakes

War Command failed to produce the expected charge at the Curragh as he finished third in the Group 1 Phoenix Stakes beaten by winner Sudirman.

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Horse Racing - Sudirman shocks War Command in Phoenix Stakes
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War Command could not respond to jockey Joseph O'Brien as Sudirman, winner of a course and distance Group 2 in June, grabbed glory for trainer David Wachman and rider Wayne Lordan.

"He's a good tough horse and he just doesn't do a lot when he gets there," said Wachman.

"I'm delighted for Wayne more than anything else, because we're waiting a while to get a Group 1 together.

"We'll look at going up to seven furlongs with him now and the Goffs Vincent O'Brien National Stakes is a race we'll consider."

Big Time, who finished half a length behind Sudirman last time out, was second behind the winner.

Paddy Power have priced War Command at 16-1 for the Qipco 2,000 Guineas, while Sudirman comes in at 20-1 for the 2014 race.

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