Another Turf Winner for American Pharoah at Ellis

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5th at ELP, Msw, 50k (1 mile)Winner: Envied, f, 2 by American Pharoah

Envied Coady Photography

5th-Ellis, $30,185, Msw, 7-5, 2yo, f, 1mT, 1:35.97, fm.

ENVIED (f, 2, American Pharoah–Halljoy {Ire} {GSP}, by Halling) became the fourth winner for her Triple Crown champion freshman sire (by Pioneerof the Nile) when she scored here in a game debut performance. The homebred, overlooked in the large 12-horse field at 8-1, tucked along the rail behind the early pace as the leaders ticked off fractions of :24.11 and :47.48. Around the far turn jockey Corey Lanerie set the bay into drive and she closed relentlessly down the lane, prevailing by a neck over favored Swanage (English Channel). The victress is a half-sister to a yearling filly by Verrazano and filly by Connect born this past season. All four of American Pharoah’s winners have won on turf, including Maven, who broke his maiden first time out on the Aqueduct dirt before annexing the G3 Prix du Bois in France. Sales history: $335,000 RNA Ylg ’18 KEESEP. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $15,600. Click for the Equibase.com chart.

O/B-HnR Nothhaft Horseracing LLC (KY); T-Ben Colebrook.

 

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