American Pharoah's Dublin Pharaoh Wins Again
It was a third win of the year from five starts for American Pharoah’s Dublin Pharaoh (3c American Pharoah x Wile Cat, by Storm Cat) at Newcastle in England on Thursday when he easily handled a stretch out in distance.
Going half a furlong further than he went last outing, Dublin Pharaoh was happy to track the leader early on in the 12 1/2 furlong affair. Racing as the favorite, Dublin Pharaoh made his move for the lead in the final half mile with James Doyle asking him to pick up the pace with two furlongs left to run.
The colt opened up over a length on the field in the final furlong to cross the line an easy 1 ¼ lengths in front for owner Dale Brennan.
Trainer Roger Varian has trained the 3-year-old to three victories and a second from five starts this year with the colt never finishing worse than fourth in his career.
A $375,000 yearling purchase by Alliance Bloodstock and Dale Brennan from Paramount Sales at Keeneland's September Yearling Sale, the Springhouse Farm-bred Dublin Pharaoh is a half-brother to Group III winner and Group I-placed Shumoos and a grandson of dual Grade I winner Strategic Maneuver. That mare is also the dam of Wile Cat’s Grade II winning full sister Cat Fighter and Grade III winner Ishiguru.
Wile Cat visited American Pharoah’s studmate and leading sire Uncle Mo in 2020.