Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : February 27th 2016 Contents Coolmore's Ashford Stud said yesterday that
Untouched Talent is in foal to American Pharoah.
The announcement comes two weeks after the 12-
year-old mare became the lucky first lady to be
bred to racing's first Triple Crown winner in 37
A tweet sent by Coolmore says "It's very early days
but we're happy to confirm Untouched Talent (dam
of Bodemeister) is in foal to American Pharoah."
If all goes well, the first of many baby Pharoahs
is about 11 months away.
American Pharoah won the Kentucky Derby, Preak-
ness and Belmont Stakes to become the 12th Triple
Crown champion, and closed his racing career with
a win in the Breeders' Cup Classic. He was retired
after the race, and stands at Ashford Stud in Versailles,
Coolmore purchased the breeding rights last year
for an undisclosed amount, reported to be in the
US$20 million range. The stud fee is US$200,000,
making Pharoah one of the most expensive stallions
in North America.
American Pharoah could cover about 170 mares
this season. Owner Ahmed Zayat retains a portion
of Pharoah's breeding rights and gets to send some
of his own mares to breed to the stallion.
Bodemeister, also owned by Zayat, ran second in
the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness in 2012.
Untouched Talent had a less than distinguished racing
career, but her bloodlines run deep and include Storm
Cat and AP Indy --- two of racing's most successful
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Under: (Last Saturay)
10.30 am 36-34
6.30 pm 9-26
PICK TWO SELECTIONS
Times played this year
10.30am 1pm 4pm 6.30pmTotal
02 OLD LADY
04 DEAD MAN
05PARSONMAN 1 1 2 1
15SICKWOMAN2 0 4 1
18WATERBOAT0 4 4 1 9
10.30am 1pm 4pm 6.30pmTotal
27 LITTLESNAKE 2 1 3 1
28 RED FISH
29OPIUMMAN 0 0 2 5
30HOUSECAT 3 1 1 1
31PARSONWIFE2 10 0 3
34BLINDMAN 1 1 1 1
35BIGSNAKE 0 2 0 2
LAST DRAW: FRIDAY
WHEN DE MARK BUSS Play Whe results to Friday, February 26, 2016
18 6.30 pm
8 (Tiger) 4 pm
35 (Big Snake) 6.30 pm
20 (Dog) 10.30 am
30 (House Cat)
20 (Dog) 1 pm TODAY'S STAR BETS
15 (Sick Woman)
34 (Blind Man)
Triple Crown winner
is a dad in waiting
Aid To Africa is expected to build on a promising
course and distance debut eight days ago, and go
one better in the Maiden Stakes over a mile of Ling-
field polytrack today; good, recent, form counts for
so much and Michael Bell's charge definitely ticks
enough boxes, including 'best-in' on my time-hand-
Not a fan of 'Ding Dong' but at this all-weather
level his horses have to be respected; Aid Of Africa,
an unconsidered 20/1 chance and mount of William
Carson, was beaten only a head by Theos Lolly with
well-regarded Carry Me Home three-quarters of a
length away in third. Solid form.
Carson has improved immensely, it's an unlikely
alliance with Bell but one that meets with my approval,
William actually bears a distinct resemblance to his
famous grand-father in the closingstages.
Why hasn't he been able to secure an illustrious
Top of the AWR pile is championship-chasing
Adam Kirby who partners Lady Lloyd for thr first
time in a five-runner Maiden Stakes over the min-
imum distance; most intriguing.
Now with Phil McEntee, having previously been
trained by William Jarvis, this Paco Boy filly was
ridden by 'champ' Luke Morris ten days ago, when
beaten only half a length by our tip, Mossy's Lodge,
at the Surrey venue; she gave us quite a scare close
Lady Lloyd set a strong pace and only succumbed
in the last strides; confident winning jockey was
A replication of that effort should be good enough
to see Lady Lloyd in the winnners' enclosure at the
tenth attempt having made the frame only thrice.
Dropping thoroughbreds back in trip was always
a favourite move of mine, this feels just right and
Lady Lloyd is napped.
Kempton stages a cracking 'Super-Saturday' good
to soft programme which kicks off with the prestigious
Adonis Juvenile Hurdle over two miles; hopefully
one of my 'Triumph' fancies, Alan King-trained
Gibralfaro, is able to retain his unbeaten record and
complete a -hat-trick. He's really smart but this wiill
be a stern test.
This is the start of a wonderful period, keep away
10.15 Aid to Africa
12.30 Lady Lloyd
Triple Crown winner American Pharoah and his
trainer Bob Baffert
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