American Pharoah Filly Wins by Five!
It’s been a winning week for Triple Crown hero American Pharoah, who is slated to return to Australia in 2022 and had an impressive winner at Wyong on Thursday for Annabel Neasham.
Three year-old filly African Daisy (3f American Pharoah x Ciguaraya, by Latent Heat) was resuming from a lengthy spell and maturity has worked wonders.
Place in one of three previous starts last spring when she was never far away, African Daisy gave nothing else a chance in the 1350m maiden, bolting clear to win by more than five lengths as a short priced favourite.
A $115,000 Magic Millions purchase from the Bhima Thoroughbreds draft for Aquis Farm, African Daisy now runs for Dynamic Syndications and was bred by Robert Crabtree of Dorrington Farm.
She is the third winner from Ciguaraya (USA), an imported stakes-winning sibling to two more US stakes-winners in Silver Time and Midnight Soiree.
American Pharoah will be represented in the Group I SAJC Australasian Oaks on Saturday by Pretty Amazing and is standing this spring at a fee of $49,500.