Kempton was ahead in the race at 3.50pm, but luck went on for Beverley, who shot 7-2. Luck on Sinday was followed by John Quinn, who remained tight-lipped when asked about the withdrawal on Wednesday.
The withdrawal of Phoenix is worse news for Peter Chapple-Hyam. On the other hand, Quinn has got plenty of horses to fall back on. Furthermore, Chapple-Hyam has been restricted to only five horses out of 13 at his Newmarket stable. Moreover, he will lose the best of them at Deja. Quinn will lose significant business if Phoenix proceeds to leave, as he has taken part in more than 9 races for them this season and he also has them the Queen Mary winner at Royal Ascot in Signora Cabello.
Chapple-Hyam said, “For a small trainer like me, it’s devastating. I’ve had more slaps than Frank Bruno and been put down more times, but I’m a fighter and have been able to get up from the canvas every time. I will have to do it again.”
Another Trainer, Karl Burke said, “I got a phone call from Amer on Sunday, explaining he was going to be pulling out of the UK because of all the adverse publicity he had been getting in the Racing Post. We’ve got four horses here, one of them is due to go to the sales at the end of this month and one was due to retire anyway.”
“I have no complaints. They’ve been good to deal with, they’re good payers. I have nothing negative to say about them,” he added.
“It’s a shame to lose a big player out of the market. I don’t know whether he’s done anything wrong or whether he hasn’t and that hasn’t been proved yet,” he said in his statement.