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Pure Clan Wins US Gr1 American Oaks
Giving her a perfect 4 from 4 record on turf, favoured filly Pure Clan (Pure Prize-Gather The Clan, by General Assembly) landed the US$750,000 Gr1 American Oaks Invitational (10 furlongs on turf) for 3YO fillies at Hollywood Park in California. A Gr1 Kentucky Oaks place-getter, Pure Clan (ridden by Julien Leparoux for trainer Bob Holthus) was in need of a run in the home straight but poked through at the right time to win from fellow sophomore fillies Satan's Circus (Gone West-Delmonico Cat, by Storm Cat) & Clearly Foxy (Volponi-Sermon, by Pulpit). The victory took her earnings past the US$1 million mark.