Friday Insights: American Pharoah Filly Unveiled At Santa Anita

American Pharoah | Sarah Andrew


8th-SA, $65K, Msw, 2yo, f, 6f, 6:29 p.m. ET.
TAHINI (American Pharoah) debuts Friday afternoon for Kretz Racing. Initially sold for $200,000 at Keeneland September, the filly went for $475,000 at the OBS March Sale after a 10 flat breeze during the under tack show. The George Papaprodromou trainee is out of SP More Fun Again (Arch), whose own graded stakes winning dam Silver Reunion (Harlan's Holiday) produced GII Lake Placid S. heroine Speaktomeofsummer (Summer Front).

Also making her first start is Ms Bo J (Mitole), who was purchased for $70,000 as a weanling during Keeneland November. The Peter Eurton trainee recorded her own 10 flat during the OBS March Sale before going to Exline-Border Racing for $350,000. The grey filly is out of a dam who counts as a half-brother MGISW and sire The Factor (War Front). TJCIS PPS

5th-TP, $70K, Msw, 2yo, 1mAW, 7:55 p.m. ET.
Godolphin sends out Encino (Nyquist) for his first start for trainer Brad Cox. The homebred is his dam's first to make the races. Second dam Bedazzle (Dixieland Band) is responsible for champion 2-year-old colt and sire Street Sense (Street Cry). TJCIS PPS

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