American Pharoah Blueblood Zero To Sixty Wins on Debut
Racing over 5½ furlongs on the turf under Jose Lezcano, Zero To Sixty broke smoothly from her wide draw before settling into the second flight of runners as three duelled for the lead. Racing wide throughout, Zero To Sixty entered the stretch five paths from the rail just behind the leaders.
Motoring down the stretch, a few taps from Lezcano saw Zero To Sixty step up her pace with the filly flying past the leaders with a sixteenth to go. Giving every indication she’ll handle more ground, Zero To Sixty won by 1½ lengths for trainer Al Stall and Columbine Stable.
A $320,000 yearling purchase by Columbine Stable from Beth Bayer, the Adena Springs-bred filly is one of three winners out of Grade I winner Cat Moves. A half-sister to Listed winner Dance Hall Days and Grade III-placed Forty Moves, Cat Moves’ half-sister More Hennessy produced Grade I Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf winner Hootenanny as well.
Class runs throughout Zero To Sixty’s pedigree with the filly’s third dam being Grade I winning Dance Teacher, who is also the third dam of Grade I winners Ascend and Roadster.
Purchased by Tom Magnier in 2017 and sent to Australia, Cat Moves visited American Pharoah’s fellow Triple Crown winner Justify in 2019.
American Pharaoh is having a top-notch week with last year’s Champion Freshman Sire siring six winners in three countries over the past six days, taking his winner count to 47 with the stallion siring nine stakes winners and 19 stakes horses overall.