Saving the Best for Last
Blue hen Pretty Penny delivered the very last foal born at Coolmore in 2021 and kept her remarkable record as a producer perfect when posting her eighth winner from eight foals to race at Newcastle on Saturday.
Trained by Chris Waller for her breeders Denis and Clair O’Brien, three year-old filly Pretty Amazing (3f American Pharoah x Pretty Penny, by Encosta de Lago) was dispatched north for a 1500m maiden at her second start and got the job done in style.
She enjoyed a lovely run in transit for Lee Magorrian and did her best work late to power clear and win by a length and three-quarters.
Pretty Amazing is a half-sister to Group winners Sertorius, Pretty Brazen and Dollar for Dollar, who have all been Group I placed as well as ill-fated Group III winner Clifton Red and stakes-placed Rezealient, I Am Titanium and Fortune of War.
Pretty Amazing was broken in and educated at Coolmore and will no doubt attempt to follow her siblings into Black Type during the autumn as her classic year unfolds.
Now 21 years old, Pretty Penny has an unraced two year-old full sister to Pretty Amazing called Pretty Awesome and produced her final foal last spring.
Born at Coolmore on Christmas Eve, this gorgeous colt by Everest hero Yes Yes Yes is the tenth living foal from Pretty Penny, who was bought for Denis and Claire O’Brien by Colm Santry at the 2016 Magic Millions Broodmare Sale for $570,000.
The O’Brien’s had a tremendous result when selling Pretty Brazen as a yearling at Inglis Easter in 2018 for $700,000 and the mare has given them a legacy to continue with in the shape of her two lovely fillies by American Pharoah.