Get Her Number took lead on the final turn and never looked back on his way to victory in Saturday’s American Pharoah S. (G1) at Santa Anita Park.
The win, the first graded stakes start and victory for the 2-year-old son of Dialed In, earned Get Her Number an automatic berth into the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) next month at Keeneland.
Get Her Number was also making his first start on the main track after a pair of turf outings. He broke very well from post six, but let speedy longshot Dyn O Mite take the lead going into the first turn. As the field entered the second bend, Get Her Number moved up along side the front runner and took over willingly soon after.
Going along strongly in the stretch, he held off the late charge of Rombauer to win by a length in 1:44.92 for the 1 1/16-miles on the fast main track.
“I thought it was a great move (switching to dirt),” winning jockey Flavien Prat said. “We had a good trip; he broke well and he put me in the race. He reacted well on the backside and by that point I felt in control. It is great, Breeders’ Cup is always something we all look forward to so it’s cool.”
Get Her Number is owned by Gary Barber and has won two of three starts, earning $219,000. He was bred in Kentucky by Philip and Brenda Robertson.
Pedigree notes from the TDN
Dialed In has been quietly accruing a bevy of nice runners and Get Her Number, who is his sire’s fifth graded winner and 15th black-type winner overall, is the first Grade I winner for the Darby Dan stallion, although he’s come close with six GI/G1 placings by Gunnevera and additional Grade I placings for both Chalon and Finnick the Fierce. Dialed In’s Saturday results also included Bourbon Calling finishing a solid second in the Ack Ack S. (G3) at Churchill Downs.