American Pharoah looks to solidify his status as the likely favorite for the Nov. 1 Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) in the $300,000 FrontRunner Stakes (gr. I) Sept. 27, taking on nine others at Santa Anita Park.
- Chestnut Colt
- Born 2012
Trainer Bob Baffert scored his 12th victory in the Del Mar Futurity (gr. I) Sept. 3 when Zayat Stables homebred American Pharoah posted an impressive gate-to-wire victory over Calculator in the seven-furlong test.
Skyway and Henry's Holiday, first and second in the Best Pal Stakes (gr. II) last time out, head the field for the $300,000 Del Mar Futurity (gr. I) as the popular summer meet comes to a close Sept. 3.
Skyway, who gave trainer Mark Casse his first Del Mar victory in Sunday's $200,000 Best Pal Stakes (gr. II), is expected to return in the Del Mar Futurity (gr. I) on the meet's closing day Sept. 3.
Favored Skyway, a recent shipper from Churchill Downs, gave trainer Mark Casse his first victory at Del Mar Aug. 3 with a confident ride by Stewart Elliott in the $200,000 Best Pal Stakes for 2-year-olds (gr. II).
Story to Tell, winner of the recent Willard L. Proctor Memorial Stakes, should get a much sterner test against seven other talented 2-year-olds in the $200,000 Best Pal Stakes (gr. II) Aug. 3 at Del Mar.
Cinco Charlie turned in his second impressive performance in as many career starts June 28 when leading all the way to win the $100,000 Bashford Manor Stakes (gr. III) at Churchill Downs.
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|Trainer||Mark E. Casse|
|Jockey||Corey S. Nakatani|
|Owner||John C. Oxley|
|Breeder||Sugar Maple Farm & H. Lewis Rapaport|
|Skyway View Five-Cross Pedigree||Sky Mesa||Pulpit|
|Bedside Manner||Dr. Blum|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||Mark Casse, agent||St George Sales, agent||$165,000|
|Glinda the Good|
|Take Charge Brandi|