American Pharoah’s Reframe Wins Again in Japan
Reframe (2f American Pharoah x Careless Jewel, by Tapit) was her sire’s second Japanese winner in two days on Sunday with an easy five length victory at Tokyo to stay undefeated in two starts.
Racing over seven furlongs on the turf, the filly raced in the back of the field for much of the race until finding another burst of speed late as she raced down the center of the track. It took less than half a furlong for the filly to go from last to first against males.
By the time any of her rivals realized what had happened, it was too late to react with the filly opening up five lengths on the field only seconds after taking the lead.
Trained by Yoichi Kuroiwa for Yusuke Yamaguchi, Reframe joined Russian Samovar (2f American Pharoah x Megalicious, by Songandaprayer) as Japanese winners for her sire over the weekend.
Russian Samovar was a $650,000 OBS March 2-Year-Old purchase by Katsumi Yoshida from Wavertree, while Reframe was bought the year before at Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale by $410,000 by Yamaguichi Stable from Lane’s End’s consignment.
Reframe was bred by Summer Wind Equine and is out of the Grade I winning mare Careless Jewel from the family of dual Grade I winner Subordination among six Group or Grade I winners on her page.
Reframe is one of four winners from four runners by American Pharoah out of Tapit mares, including his Grade I winner Harvey’s Lil Goil and stakes placed Saqqara King.
It has been an excellent weekend for American Pharaoh, who sired his second Grade 1 winner when 2-year-old Van Gogh won the Group I Criterium International. The Champion Freshman Sire and leading Second Crop sire now has eight graded stakes winners, 11 stakes winners and 22 stakes horses from his first two crops.