May 30 Insights


American Pharoah | Sarah Andrew

Sponsored by Alex Nichols Agency


4th-GP, $45K, Msw, 3yo, f, 1mT, 2:15p.m.

West Point Thoroughbreds’ UNDER THE OAKS (American Pharoah) makes her career bow Saturday for Christophe Clement. She is the first foal out of stakes winner and GISP Maybellene (Lookin at Lucky) and hails from the family of MGSW sire Elusive Quality (Gone West). The bay worked a bullet on the turf at Payson May 4, going five panels in 1:01 2/5 (1/4), and most recently breezed a bullet four panels in :49 3/5 on the dirt there (1/5) May 21. Making her second start in this spot is Peter Brant’s $750,000 OBSMAR purchase North Broadway (Quality Road), who rallied to finish fourth on debut over the local lawn Jan. 19. She is out of a half-sister to GI Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf victor Hootenanny (Quality Road) and hails from the family of Grade I winner Cat Moves (Tale of the Cat). TJCIS PPs



8th-CD, $79K, Msw, 3yo/up, 1 1/16m, 4:40p.m.

Hall of Famer D. Wayne Lukas unveils a filly from a family he is very familiar with in FIFTY GRAND (American Pharoah). She is out of a half-sister to MGISW multi-millionaire and blue hen Take Charge Lady (Dehere), who is the dam of champion Will Take Charge (Unbridled’s Song), GISW Take Charge Indy (A.P. Indy) and the dam of champion Take Charge Brandi (Giant’s Causeway) and MGISW Omaha Beach (War Front). TJCIS PPs

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