Japanese Winner for American Pharoah
Triple Crown hero and exciting young sire American Pharoah posted his 13th winner this week when Clepat (2f American Pharoah x Intelyhente, by Smart Strike) scored at Hanshin in Japan to become her sire’s first winner in the region.
Trained by Yoshito Yahagi, Clepat won over nine furlongs at her third start after being placed second previously.
A $310,000 Keeneland September purchase, Clepat is a half-sister to stakes-placed Count Alexander from Intelyhente, a full sister to Grade II winner Bel Air Beauty.
Of the 13 winners sired by American Pharoah so far, seven of them are stakes horses led by his French Group III winner Maven.