Sunday, July 23, 2017

Cassius wins Hakodate Nisai S in close finish


Cassius got up just in time to win the grade three Hakodate Nisai Stakes for 2-year-olds at Hakodate Racecourse on Sunday. A head behind, Win Gerbera finished second with Aria third, another 3/4-length behind.
Suguru Hamanaka rode the winner to cover the 1,200-meter race in 1 minute 10 seconds flat.
Cassius is a 2-year-old bay colt by Kinshasa no Kiseki out of Love Dylan, by Dylan Thomas.

Win Gagnant gains Chukyo Kinen victory


Win Gagnant, ridden by Akihide Tsumura, took a lead turning for home to win the grade three Chukyo Kinen in 1 minute 33.20 seconds at Chukyo Racecourse over 1,600 meters on good ground.
Grand Silk finished a 2 1/2-length behind the winner in second. Another head away, Black Moon came third.
Win Gagnant is a 5-year-old dark bay horse by Stay Gold out of Channel One, by Polish Navy.

Friday, July 21, 2017

2017 Hakodate Nisai S


The Hakodate Nisai Stakes, the first graded race for 2-year-olds of the season, will be held at Hakodate Racecourse on Sunday, July 23.
The leading horses could be Nanyo Printemps, Aria, Cassius and Molto Allegro(USA).
NAR entry is Yamano Fight.

The field for the grade three 1,200-meter turf event is:

pp,HorseName(sire), sex, rider
1-Sun Davenport(Strong Return),f, Yuji Nakai
2-Nanyo Printemps(Rulership), c, Yasunari Iwata
3-Derma Kiseki(USA)(Scat Daddy), f, Kota Fujioka
4-Passe(Pyro), f, Junji Iwabe
5-Baby Catz(Aldebaran), c, Christophe Lemaire
6-Gaura Medi(Furioso), f, Yoshimasa Kido
7-Aria(Daiwa Major), f, Genki Maruyama
8-Win Gerbera(I'll Have Another), f, Masami Matsuoka
9-Yamano Fight(Espoir City), c, Ryu Abe
10-Dantsu Kleio(Workforce), f, Kenichi Ikezoe
11-Cassius(Kinshasa no Kiseki), c, Suguru Hamanaka
12-Lingala Pops(Kinshasa no Kiseki), c, Yuichi Kitamura
13-Suzuka Mansaku(Lord Kanaloa), f, Karis Teetan
14-Molto Allegro(USA)(Speightstown), f, Hayato Yoshida
15-Kitano Yuki(Hard Spun), c, Yuichi Shibayama
16-Jesshii Jenny(Strong Return), f, Yuji Hishida

2017 Chukyo Kinen


The Toyota Sho Chukyo Kinen will be run on Sunday, July 23 at Chukyo Racecourse. A total of 16 horses have been entered for the grade three Handicap race.
The possible leading contenders are Black Moon, Grand Silk, Win Gagnant, Guanciale and Danon Liberty.

The field for the 1,600-meter turf event is:

1-Red Raven(USA), 7h, 57, Douglas Whyte
2-Kento O, 5h, 56, Keisuke Dazai
3-Win Gagnant, 5h, 57, Akihide Tsumura
4-Ping Pong, 7h, 53, Kiwamu Ogino
5-Peak Tram, 6h, 56, Yutaka Take
6-Grand Silk, 5h, 56, Yuichi Fukunaga
7-One and Only, 6h, 58, Norihiro Yokoyama
8-Asuka Biren, 5m, 54, Kohei Matsuyama
9-Susan Joy, 5h, 57, Ryuji Wada
10-Danon Liberty, 5h, 56, Fuma Matsuwaka
11-Meiner Aurato, 6h, 57, Yuga Kawada
12-Tosho Piste, 5h, 54, Hideaki Miyuki
13-Moon Crest, 5h, 55, Yuta Nakatani
14-Guanciale, 5h, 55, Yoshihiro Furukawa
15-Black Moon, 5h, 57, Mirco Demuro
16-Sunrise Major, 8h, 57, Shinichiro Akiyama

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Luminous Warrior takes Hakodate Kinen


Luminous Warrior pulled away from the rest at around 100 meters out to win the grade three Hakodate Kinen at Hakodate on Sunday afternoon.
A 1 1/2-length behind, Tamamo Best Play came second with Yamakatsu Raiden third, a head behind. Yuichi Shibayama rode the winner to run in the 2,000-meter race in 2 minutes 1.20 seconds on good ground.
Luminous Warrior is a 6-year-old bay horse by Meisho Samson out of Luminous Happy, by Agnes Tachyon.

Friday, July 14, 2017

2017 Hakodate Kinen


Hakodate Racecourse hosts the grade three Hakodate Kinen for 3yo+ on Sunday, July 16.
Satono Ares, who gained a neck victory in the Tomoe Sho two weeks ago, drew post 1. Naruo Kinen winner Stay in Seattle drew post 10. Tsukuba Azuma O, winner of the Nakayama Kimpai earlier this season, drew post 11. Meiner Milano and Sakura Empereur drew post 7 and 16 respectively.

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

1-Satono Ares, 3c, 54, Christophe Lemaire
2-Dantsu Prius, 4c, 56, Genki Maruyama
3-Narita Hurricane, 8h, 54, Kota Fujioka
4-Katie Pride, 7h, 52, Katsuma Sameshima
5-Red Solomon, 5h, 56, Yasunari Iwata
6-Angreifen, 5h, 55, Yuichi Kitamura
7-Meiner Milano, 7h, 58, Yuji Tannai
8-Comfy, 8h, 54, Masaki Katsuura
9-Super Moon, 8h, 55, Hirofumi Shii
10-Stay in Seattle, 6h, 57, Yutaka Take
11-Tsukuba Azuma O, 6h, 57, Yutaka Yoshida
12-Luminous Warrior, 6h, 55, Yuichi Shibayama
13-Paris Karanotegami, 6h, 53, Masami Matsuoka
14-Tamamo Best Play, 7h, 56.5, Hayato Yoshida
15-Yamakatsu Raiden, 5h, 55, Kenichi Ikezoe
16-Sakura Empereur, 6h, 56, Masayoshi Ebina