Impressive Canterbury Winner for American Pharoah
Champion trainer Chris Waller produced an impressive winner at Canterbury on Friday evening in progressive colt Sword Point (3c American Pharoah x Jazz Song, by Fastnet Rock).
Three year-old colt Sword Point showed plenty of improvement from his first run back from a spell to his second and third up in a 1550m was fit and ready to fire.
Ridden by James McDonald, he showed a great change of gear over the final furlong to power clear of his rivals and win by more than three lengths.
A $750,000 Magic Millions purchase from the Coolmore draft for Waller Racing/Mulcaster Bloodstock, Sword Point runs for a big group of clients including Coolmore and Sir Peter Vela.
Sword Point was bred by Morning Rise Stud and Coolmore and was raised at Coolmore before going through the breaking and pre-training program there after being sold as a yearling.
He is the second winner from Group III winning Fastnet Rock mare Jazz Song, a daughter of Group I winner Absolut Glam.
After missing last year, Jazz Song was covered this spring by Wootton Bassett.
Sword Point looks like a bright prospect for American Pharoah, who has 12 entries for both Magic Millions and Inglis Classic.