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American Pharoah

Posted: Tue Feb 03, 2015 6:57 am
by PJMIII
American Pharoah gets back to work

Last year's champion two-year-old male American Pharoah (Pioneerof the Nile), who was sidelined by injury just prior to the Breeders' Cup, returned to the worktab at Santa Anita Monday morning. Under Martin Garcia, the Bob Baffert trainee toured three furlongs on the fast track in :36 1/5.

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Re: American Pharoah

Posted: Sat Feb 07, 2015 8:45 am
by PJMIII
American Pharoah now a candidate for San Felipe, though Rebel still on the table

Reigning champion two-year-old male American Pharoah (Pioneerof the Nile) is now a candidate for the $400,000 San Felipe S. (G2) on March 7 at Santa Anita Park as well as the $750,000 Rebel S. (G2) at Oaklawn Park on March 14, trainer Bob Baffert said.

http://www.brisnet.com/cgi-bin/editoria ... i?id=48318

Re: American Pharoah

Posted: Sat Feb 07, 2015 10:09 am
by Horsebagger
Wasn't there a report that the injury he's recovering from was a suspensory?

Re: American Pharoah

Posted: Sat Feb 07, 2015 4:45 pm
by Flanders
Horsebagger wrote:Wasn't there a report that the injury he's recovering from was a suspensory?
Bob Baffert said it was a deep bruise to his left front.
Zayat said it was suspensory-related but they couldn't find anything on xray or ultrasound.

Re: American Pharoah

Posted: Sat Feb 07, 2015 4:58 pm
by Matt Converse
Considering how easily he trashed Calculator and Texas Red, it will be very interesting to see how he looks in his 3-yo debut, the sky is definitely the limit.

Re: American Pharoah

Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2015 6:51 am
by PJMIII
American Pharoah (3-Year-Old Colt)
Date: February 9, 2015
Track: SANTA ANITA PARK
Distance: Three Furlongs
Time: 36:40 Handily
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 4/12

Re: American Pharoah

Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2015 5:40 pm
by Diver52
With Calculator and Texas Red out, the San Felipe is coming up light. Nice place to pick up some points for somebody.

Re: American Pharoah

Posted: Thu Feb 12, 2015 2:49 pm
by blamethewinner
Matt Converse wrote:Considering how easily he trashed Calculator and Texas Red, it will be very interesting to see how he looks in his 3-yo debut, the sky is definitely the limit.
If he can get the same cozy trip he did in that race, he'll have a chance. Oh, and his main rival going 4 wide the whole way will help as well.

If American Pharaoh ever gets back, he will be a tremendous bet against to me.

Re: American Pharoah

Posted: Thu Feb 12, 2015 5:11 pm
by Man o Taz
Diver52 wrote:With Calculator and Texas Red out, the San Felipe is coming up light. Nice place to pick up some points for somebody.
Isn't that where Ocho Ocho Ocho and Lord Nelson is pointed?

Re: American Pharoah

Posted: Thu Feb 12, 2015 5:49 pm
by dustino140
I don't know why Lord Nelson would matter, unless they card the San Felipe as a sprint this year.

Re: American Pharoah

Posted: Thu Feb 12, 2015 9:45 pm
by Matt Converse
blamethewinner wrote:
Matt Converse wrote:Considering how easily he trashed Calculator and Texas Red, it will be very interesting to see how he looks in his 3-yo debut, the sky is definitely the limit.
If he can get the same cozy trip he did in that race, he'll have a chance. Oh, and his main rival going 4 wide the whole way will help as well.
His main rival in the Derby may be 10 wide.

Re: American Pharoah

Posted: Thu Feb 12, 2015 9:47 pm
by Matt Converse
dustino140 wrote:I don't know why Lord Nelson would matter, unless they card the San Felipe as a sprint this year.
Because he had a bad trip in one of his two turn races (and then tired) and the other one I think the moon was in retrograde.

Re: American Pharoah

Posted: Thu Feb 12, 2015 10:10 pm
by thinair
I'm very skeptical of this horse showing up anywhere, much less the KY Derby.

Re: American Pharoah

Posted: Thu Feb 12, 2015 11:26 pm
by Horsebagger
If he truly had a suspensory injury.....no bueno.

Re: American Pharoah

Posted: Thu Feb 12, 2015 11:30 pm
by dustino140
Matt Converse wrote:
dustino140 wrote:I don't know why Lord Nelson would matter, unless they card the San Felipe as a sprint this year.
Because he had a bad trip in one of his two turn races (and then tired) and the other one I think the moon was in retrograde.
I'm not usually one to try to pigeonhole a horse after a half-dozen starts, but I'd need a lot of convincing to bet Lord Nelson in a 2-turn graded race.

Re: American Pharoah

Posted: Fri Feb 13, 2015 8:24 am
by Izvestia
Horsebagger wrote:If he truly had a suspensory injury.....no bueno.
I really don't think he'll be around very long, I can't get behind him as a Derby horse. Baffert doesn't have horses like this long in his barn.

I think this horse is better than Cairo Prince, but I see the same happening with Pharoah - a couple of races, another injury, retired with 5-6 lifetime starts.
Pioneerof the Nile also retired with a soft tissue injury. No thanks.

Re: American Pharoah

Posted: Mon Feb 16, 2015 9:00 am
by PJMIII
American Pharoah (3-Year-Old Colt)
Your comments for this horse were: 2012 colt by Pioneerof the Nile.
Date: February 15, 2015
Track: SANTA ANITA PARK
Distance: Five Furlongs
Time: 1.00:40 Handily
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 10/65

Re: American Pharoah

Posted: Mon Feb 16, 2015 10:01 am
by PJMIII
PJMIII wrote:American Pharoah (3-Year-Old Colt)
Your comments for this horse were: 2012 colt by Pioneerof the Nile.
Date: February 15, 2015
Track: SANTA ANITA PARK
Distance: Five Furlongs
Time: 1.00:40 Handily
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 10/65

Baffert impressed with American Pharoah's breeze

Champion American Pharoah (Pioneerof the Nile), a leading member of trainer Bob Baffert's "best crop of three-year-olds in years," worked five furlongs Sunday morning at Santa Anita Park in 1:00 2/5 as the bay colt prepares for his three-year-old debut.

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Re: American Pharoah

Posted: Wed Feb 18, 2015 5:52 pm
by Kay16

Re: American Pharoah

Posted: Wed Feb 18, 2015 6:45 pm
by Diver52
His tail is still an embarrassment.