Following a Labor Day weekend Juvenile Stakes double for Phoenix Thoroughbreds, sister operation Phoenix Ladies were not to be left behind as Wild America notched up her first career win in dominating fashion.
Mike Stidham’s runner took out a MSW at Penn National by over nine lengths, and in truth, it could have been more. Such was the filly’s supremacy in the five furling event jockey Julio Hernandez was able to ease her up inside the final few hundred yards.
The daughter of American Pharoah was heavily fancied pre-race and from the ‘b’ of the bang never looked like letting the horseplayers down. Treating his mount as the best horse in the race, Hernandez took the three-year-old straight to the front of the pack. There she stayed, setting some decent fractions before her rider wound up the pressure entering the turn. None of the chasing group could live with her and she fired clear in the stretch with Hernandez allowing himself a long leisurely look around to check for any dangers. He need not have worried and she coasted to success on her third outing.
Wild America is out of multiple winning mare Wild bout Tiffany, making her a half-sibling to three other winners. Her most notable reaction is the prolific G3 winner Mr Livington, who also recorded plenty of success at Listed level.
For a replay click here