New G1 Winner for American Pharoah
The Group I Prix Saint Alary (2000m) at Longchamp in France on Sunday was won by the superbly bred Aidan O’Brien trained filly Above the Curve (3f American Pharoah x Fabulous, by Galileo), who was a last start second in the Listed Cheshire Oaks.
The daughter of American Pharoah forged clear for Ryan Moore and was strong to the line winning by more than a length at just her fourth start.
“Above the Curve is a lovely filly who is still learning. A steady pace didn't really suit and she was a bit idle in front, but she was always doing what she had to. She's a huge girl and there's still a lot of potential and improvement to come,” said Ryan Moore.
A homebred for the Coolmore partners, Above the Curve is a full sister to Group III placed Thinking of You and is from blue-blood Galileo mare Fabulous, an unraced sibling to champion racehorse and sire Giant’s Causeway and blue hen You’resothrilling, the dam of Group I winners Gleneagles, Happily, Joan of Arc and Marvellous, who are all sired by Galileo.
Above the Curve is the 28th stakes-winner for American Pharoah and is his fifth Group I winner, the Triple Crown winner listed on the roster for Australia this spring at a fee of $49,500.
She is the third stakes-winner for American Pharoah from a daughter of Galileo, the nick producing 12 winners from 14 runners, so nearly 86% winners to runner and 21% SW to runner.