Debut Winner for American Pharoah

Tara Madgwick - Thursday November 25

Peter Moody produced a debut winner for American Pharoah (USA) at Pakenham on Thursday when three year -old filly Lady Court defied the lack of interest from punters to score a determined win.

Lady Court wins on debut at Pakenham - image Scott Barbour / Racing Photos

She travelled well in the run behind the leaders and hit the front after turning for home, keeping up a good gallop to win the 1400m maiden by three-quarters of a length.

The win came as no surprise to her trainer, who holds the filly in good regard as he knows her family well having trained her half-sister In Good Health to win multiple stakes races and over $300,000 in prizemoney.

“She’s a nice filly and bred by great clients of mine in the Ramsey family up at Turangga Stud and we’ve had a lot of joy in these colours,” said Peter Moody.

“She’s a half to In Good Health, who won the Heatherlie for us last year and was a very handy mare so she has a good future.

“You’ll see more of her, she’s a good metropolitan class filly and probably doesn’t have to find a lot next prep to be stakes class.”

Lady Court is the fourth winner from four to race from good producing More Than Ready (USA) mare Fitness, who is also the dam of Group III placed Garrard.

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Triple Crown winner American Pharoah is finishing off his fifth season for Coolmore Australia and stands at a fee of $49,500.


Race Result - Bunyip Equipment Mdn 1400m

Pakenham Track: Good(4) Time: 1:25.45
Lady Court
T: P G Moody J: B Higgins 56.5
3f American Pharoah (USA) x Fitness (AUS) (More Than Ready (USA))
T: M Price & M Kent Jnr J: Jye McNeil 56.5
3f Zoustar (AUS) x Queen Of The Creek (USA) (Theatrical (IRE))
NZB Ready to Run Sale $80,000
V:Kilgravin Lodge
B: Mick Price Racing / Phill Cataldo Bloodstock (BAFNZ)
Inglis Great Southern Sale - Weanlings $200,000
V:Swettenham Stud, Nagambie
B: Maluka Thoroughbreds Pty Ltd / Kilgravin
Tempest Charm
T: R Griffiths & M De Kock J: Damian Lane 56.5
3f Trust In A Gust (AUS) x Magic Pulse (AUS) (Magic Albert (AUS))
Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Showcase $32,000
V:Yarran Thoroughbreds, Seymour
B: Robbie Griffiths Racing & Peter Ford Thoroughbreds (FBAA)
Invincible Millie
T: Chris Calthorpe J: Damien Thornton 58
4m I Am Invincible (AUS) x Milieu (AUS) (Quest For Fame (GB))
T: Ben & J D Hayes J: D W Stackhouse 56.5
3f All Too Hard (AUS) x Telepathic (NZ) (Mossman (AUS))
T: Tiarnna Robertson J: Beau Mertens 58
5m Reset (AUS) x Sienna Sunrise (NZ) (Bertolini (USA))
T: Caroline Jennings J: R Mc Leod 56.5
3f Fastnet Rock (AUS) x Arianne (NZ) (Zabeel (NZ))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $235,000
V:Widden Stud, Widden Valley, NSW
B: Kennedy Racing Group
Tom Rocks
T: Gavin Bedggood J: D Moor 58
4m Scissor Kick (AUS) x Perfect Lyric (GB) (Pivotal (GB))
Inglis June (Late) Online Sale $9,000
V:Belmont Bloodstock
B: JSJM Jacobs
Don't Doubt Hinchi
T: John McArdle J: L Currie 56.5
3f Hinchinbrook (AUS) x Never Doubt Me (AUS) (Not A Single Doubt (AUS))
MM Adelaide Yearling Sale $22,500
V:Cannon Hayes Stud, Scone, NSW
B: Redgum Racing
T: D T O'Brien J: John Allen 56.5
3f Pins (AUS) x Cheex (NZ) (Savabeel (AUS))
Sheeza Factor
T: Michelle Huddart J: M J Dee 58
5m The Factor (USA) x Mareeza (AUS) (Freeze (AUS))
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale Book 2 $32,000
V:Yarramalong Park, Kalbar, Qld
B: P Templeton
T: Matt Ivill J: Lewis German 58
5m Oamaru Force (AUS) x Star Jeune (AUS) (Jeune (GB))
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