Well-Bred American Pharoah Colt Debuting at Hanshin

Mythical Mission | Keeneland

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In this continuing series, we take a look ahead at US-bred and/or conceived runners entered for the upcoming weekend at the tracks on the Japan Racing Association circuit, with a focus on pedigree and/or performance in the sales ring. Here are the horses of interest for this weekend running at Hanshin Racecourse:

Saturday, March 30, 2024
1st-HSN, ¥10,480,000 ($69k), Maiden, 3yo, 1800m
CRITICAL HIT (c, 3, American Pharoah–Mythical Mission, by Giant's Causeway) is out of a stakes-winning full-sister to MGSW/GISP and two-time Canadian champion Irish Mission who was purchased by Shimokobe Farm for $575,000 with this colt in utero at the 2021 Keeneland January Sale. Also a half-sister to GSW French Beret (Broad Brush) and to the dam of Mission of Joy (Kitten's Joy), a dual Grade III winner and third in last year's GI QE II Challenge Cup, Mythical Mission foaled a Justify filly in Japan in February 2022, her last listed produce. B-Shimokobe Farm (KY)

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