American Pharoah conformation

Promising Debut 2YO Winner for American Pharoah

Triple Crown winner American Pharoah is taking a break from shuttling to Australia this spring, but he featured on Wednesday with a debut 2YO winner prepared by champion trainer Chris Waller.

Cool Kaap (2c American Pharoah x Ashley's Kitty, by Tale of the Cat) ran a good second in a recent barrier trial in Sydney and dispatched to Queensland to make his debut, the big chestnut found the 1200m maiden at Eagle Farm just to his liking.

He powered to the line for James Orman to win by a length.

A $320,000 Magic Millions purchase from the Kia Ora Stud draft for Tom Magnier, Cool Kaap runs for a syndicate of Coolmore and partners with his breeders Kia Ora Stud also retaining an interest.

Cool Kaap is the fourth winner from five foals to race from Group III winning import Ashley’s Kitty (USA), a half-sister by Tale of the Cat to Group I winner Cupid.

Ashley’s Kitty was covered again last spring by American Pharoah, who has sired 10 stakes-winners worldwide this year, three of them Group I winners.