(2019 G, Pioneerof the Nile-Fancy Day (Ire) by Shamardal)
Owner Kretz Racing LLC was all in on this beautiful son of Pioneerof the Nile at the 2021 OBS April 2yr old sale. Turned over to trainer George Papaprodromou, he trained and showed promise during the summer of his 2yr old year at Del Mar on the dirt but a switch to the grass got his maiden win during the Del Mar fall meet, that was then followed up with a placing in the G3 Cecil B. DeMile Stake on the Breeders Cup undercard. It did not take long after that for his first stakes win to come, taking the Listed $100,000 Eddie Logan at Santa Anita to bring in 2022 on Jan 2. A switch back to the dirt in the G3 Robert B. Lewis resulted in a credible 2nd place finish, but a follow up dirt start in the G2 San Felipe indicated he may be better on the turf. A solid 3rd in the California Derby at Golden Gate proved that, followed by a 2nd in the Cinema Stake, a win in the G3 La Jolla Handicap and another win in the G2 Twilight Derby then followed. In 2023 he has already picked up a 3rd in the Frank E. Kilroe Mile G1.
- RR: 20-4-3-4
- Earnings: $545,935.00
- Purchased Price: 575000
- Purchased At:
2021 OBS April 2yr old in Training Sale