Pharoah Filly Relishes Turf Debut at Gulfstream

5th at GP, Msw, $38,000 (8f)Winner: Lashara (GB), f, 3 by American Pharoah

American Pharoah, sire of Lashara (GB) | Coolmore

5th-Gulfstream, $38,000, Msw, 4-11, 3yo, f, 1mT, 1:35.09, fm.
LASHARA (GB) (f, 3, American Pharoah–Marbre Rose {Ire} {GSW-Can, SW-USA, MGSP-Fr, $298,822}, by Smart Strike) was bet down to 7-2 in her debut but tired late to be eighth going 6 ½ furlongs over the Gulfstream dirt Mar. 15. Recording a pair of sharp turf works since that effort, including a bullet four-furlong move in :47.60 at Palm Meadows Apr. 4, she was installed the 8-5 choice to get the job done while trying a route of ground on the turf this time. Covered up in sixth early as Champagne Lady (Uncle Mo) rolled through initial splits of :22.94 and :47.15, Lashara moved into contention approaching the quarter pole, swung out wide into the stretch and bore down on the front runner, sweeping past her in the final strides to win by 3/4 of a length. Take Charge Ro (Will Take Charge) got up in the final jumps to edge Champagne Lady. Multiple graded stakes winner Marbre Rose, a half-sister to dual stakes winning and graded placed Gidu (Ire) (Frankel {GB}), is responsible for a 2-year-old colt by Frankel (GB) and a yearling colt by Dubawi (Ire). This represents the family of Grade I winning Zoftig (Cozzene), dam of Grade I scorers Zo Impressive (Hard Spun) and Zaftig (Gone West). Lashara is the third winner by Coolmore sire American Pharoah out of a Smart Strike mare in addition to Japanese winners Clepat and Nile River. Sales history: €850,000 Ylg ’18 ARAUG. Lifetime Record: 2-1-0-0, $23,230. Click for the chart or VIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.
O-Cindy M. Hutson and Robert E. Masterson; B-Ecurie des Monceaux & Haras de St Pair (GB); T-Mark E. Casse.


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