Review of American Pharoah Stakes, Grade I, at Santa Anita

Race 6. American Pharoah Stakes, Grade I. For two-year-old at 1 1/16 miles on dirt. Purse $300.000.

American Pharoah Stakes is a Breeders’ Cup Challenge race “Win and You’re In” qualifying race for berth in the Sentient Jet Juvenile.


PP Horse Jockey Trainer M/L
1 Rowayton Florent Geroux Jerry Hollendorfer 5/2
2 Gunmetal Gray Flavien Prat Jerry Hollendorfer 9/5
3 Jefe Kent Desormeaux Keith Desormeaux 8/1
4 Game Winner Joel Rosario Bob Baffert 6/5
5 Sigalert Tyler Baize John Sadler 15/1

Game Winner won the seven furlongs Del Mar Futurity (Grade I) on September 3. He has won both of his starts.

Gunmetal Gray has won a race around two turns. He broke his maiden on August 22 going a mile at Del Mar.

Rowayton finished second in the Del Mar Futurity. He set some very fast fractions in the Del Mar Futurity. He may set the pace in American Pharoah Stakes but not at the same level in the Del Mar Futurity.

Sigalert finished fourth in the Del Mar Futurity. He his maiden 5 1/2 furlongs at Del Mar on August 4.

Jefe has started three times. His record is 0-1-2. He ran second to Gunmetal Gray in a Maiden Special at Del Mar on August 22.

Our Top Three Picks:

  • Game Winner
  • Gunmetal Gray
  • Rowayton


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