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Phoenix Ladies buy leading Norfolk hope Jojo Rabbit

Phoenix Ladies buy leading Norfolk hope Jojo Rabbit

Phoenix Ladies Syndicate has purchased leading Norfolk Stakes chance Jojo Rabbit in a private deal.

The Archie Watson trained colt has created a favourable impression in two career starts, most notably looking a juvenile of real class when winning by over four lengths at Wolverhampton last time out.

The all-female ownership group enjoyed some success with their first Royal Ascot runner last year when Forever In Dreams ran second to Advertise in the Commonwealth Cup. The son Due Diligence will remain with Lambourn-based Watson, who is fast becoming one of the leading trainers in the UK.

“We’re thrilled to have bought a two-year-old with such promise,” said Phoenix Ladies Syndicate Principal Pamela Cordina. “His two performances really caught our attention and we’re sure there’s plenty more to come. He looks a naturally speedy colt and the way he put his rivals to bed at Wolverhampton was extremely impressive.

“We’re also delighted to have a talented young trainer like Archie as part of the team and we are confident this is the start of a successful journey together.”

Jojo Rabbit is a general 12/1 shot for the Norfolk Stakes on Friday.