Sunday, December 21, 2014

Danon Platina wins Futurity Stakes as favorite


Danon Platina came from far behind to win the Asahi Hai Futurity Stakes as favorite under Masayoshi Ebina at Hanshin on Sunday. The Deep Impact colt covered the 1,600-meter trip in 1 minute 35.90 seconds on good ground.
Arma Waioli, a 3/4-length behind, took second with anothe 3/4-length further back Clarity Sky third in the field of 18 2-year-old colts.

Trained by S. Kunieda and owned by Danox Co. Ltd., Danon Platina has now won three in four starts with more than 89 million jpn yen. Chiyoda Farm was the breeder of Danon Platina out of Badeelah by Unbridled's Song.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Dia de la Madre takes Aichi Hai


Dia de la Madre squeezed between horses on the middle in the very final stage to win  Saturday's Aichi Hai at Chukyo. Kota Fujioka rode the winner to cover the 2,000-meter distance in 2 minutes 4.40 seconds.
A length behind, Quartre Feuilles came second with another 1/2-length back Sweet Salsa third.
Dia de la Madre is a 4-year-old filly by King Kamehameha out of the Sunday Silence mare Dia de la Novia.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Field of 2014 Asahi Hai Futurity Stakes


A total of 18 two-year-old colts assemble for the grade one Asahi Hai Futurity Stakes, which looks like a wide-open contest.
Danon Platina, coming off two straight victories, breaks from post 2. Ash Gold, second in the Daily Hai Nisai Stakes, has post 9.  Bright Emblem, winner of the grade three Sapporo Nisai Stakes, breaks from post 16. Clarity Sky, winner of the Icho Stakes, has post 14.

The post time will be at 3:40 p.m. JST on Sunday, December 21.

The field for the 1,600-meter turf race at Hanshin is:

1 Neo Lumiere(Neo universe) Yuichi Shibayama
2 Danon Platina(Deep Impact) Masayoshi Ebina
3 Cosmo Nine Ball(Higher Game) Daichi Shibata
4 Quetzaltenango(Chichicastenango) Suguru Hamanaka
5 Tagano Azaghal(Bago) Hirofumi Shii
6 Arma Waioli(Matsurida Gogh) Masaki Katsuura
7 Second Table(Twining) Keita Tosaki
8 Navion(Heart's Cry) Yuichi Fukunaga
9 Ash Gold(Stay Gold) Kenichi Ikezoe
10 Just Doing(Zenno Rob Roy) Yuga Kawada
11 Wakino Hibiki(On Fire) Hiroshi Kitamura
12 Active Minoru(Statue of Liberty) Yutaka Take
13 Peptide Warhead(King Kamehameha) Ryan Moore
14 Clarity Sky(Kurofune) Yasunari Iwata
15 Tagano Espresso(Black Tide) Yuji Hishida
16 Bright Emblem(Neo Universe) Hironobu Tanabe
17 Peisha of Law(Rule of Law) Ryuji Wada
18 Meisho Masakaze(Came Home) Keisuke Dazai


Chukyo's main event on Saturday will be the grade three Aichi Hai to which a total of 18 fillies and mares have been entered.

The field for the 2,000-meter handicap race is:

1 Power Spot, 5, 53, Takuya Ono
2 Quatre Feuilles, 5, 56, Ryan Moore
3 Reve d'Etoiles, 3, 54, Yuga Kawada
4 Satono Jupiter, 5, 54, Hayato Yoshida
5 Cordelia, 5, 51, Yukito Ishikawa
6 Cosmo Barbara, 5, 51, Hiroto Mayuzumi
7 Remain Silent, 4, 1, Makoto Okabe
8 Meine Auram, 3, 50, Yuta Nakatani
9 Bounce Shasse, 3, 54, Hiroshi Kitamura
10 Chateau Blanche, 4, 53, Kohei Matsuyama
11 Sunshine, 5, 53, Yuji Hishida
12 Hula Bride, 5, 56, Manabu Sakai
13 Dia de la Madre, 4, 56, Koto Fujioka
14 Illuminance, 4, 52, Ryo Takakura
15 Katie Barows, 4, 51, Masaki Katsuura
16 Ice Follies, 5, 54, Kosei Miura
17 Sweet Salsa, 4, 54, Katsuharu Tanaka
18 Flame Code, 5, 50, Ryoya Kozaki

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Shonan Adela sensational late surge in Hanshin JF


Shonan Adela produced a sensational late stride to win the Hanshin Juvenile Fillies Sunday afternoon at Hanshin Race Course. 
Let's Go Donki and Kokorono Ai fought out for the lead, but Shonan Adela got past them near the line in the blink of an eye .
Masayoshi Ebina was aboard the winner to cover the 1,600-meter distance in 1 minute 34.40 seconds on firm ground.
Let's Go Donki, a 1/2-length behind, took second with another 1/2-length further back 
Kokorono Ai third in the field of 18.

Trained by Y. Ninomiya and owned by T.Kunimoto, Shonan Adela has now won 3 in 4 career starts with more than 84 million jpn yen in career earnings.
Shimokobe Farm was the breeder of Shonan Adela, a 2-year-old bay filly by Deep Impact out of the Elusive Quality mare Always Willing.


Danon Legend(USA) romps Capella S
Danon Legend(USA) led the field and was never behind in a 1,200-meter dirt trip to win the grade three Capella Stakes Sunday afternoon at Nakayama. Kyosuke Maruta rode the winner with the final time of 1 minute 9.50 seconds. 
A 5-length behind, Satono Tiger got second with another head away Meisho Nobel third.
Danon Legend(USA) is a 4-year-old colt by Macho Uno out of the Storm Cat mare My 
Goodness.