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High Profile US Colt Wins Second Time Of Asking
A couple of weeks ago, St Patrick's Day (Pioneerofthenile-Littleprincessemma, by Yankee Gentleman) finished runner-up on debut at Del Mar in California for trainer Bob Baffert. The juvenile colt, a full brother to US Horse of the Year & Triple Crown hero American Pharoah, was purchased privately by Susan Magnier, wife of Coolmore principal John Magnier as a yearling. Baffert backed St Patrick's Day up over the weekend at Del Mar, and this time the future stallion prospect made no mistake to score by a half-length over 6.5 furlongs as favourite. Adding to St Patrick's Day's obvious value is that his half-sister American Cleopatra was Gr1-placed in the Debutante Stakes at Del Mar.