Sunday, August 30, 2015

Lord Quest romps Niigata Nisai


Lord Quest ran far off the pace to win the grade three Niigata Nisai Stakes for 2-year-ols at Niigata on Sunday. He won it by a decisive 4-length in 1 minute 33.80 seconds over 1,600 meters on good ground. The winning jockey was Hironobu Tanabe.
Win Fabuous finished second, a 2-length before Makoto Lumen.
Lord Quest is a 2-year-old bay colt by Matsurida Gogh out of the Chief Bearhart mare Matsurida Waltz.

Ukiyono Kaze wins Keeneland Cup
Ukiyono Kaze made headway to lead 200 meters out, winning the grade three Keeneland Cup at Sapporo on Sunday. Hirofumi Shii was aboard the winner to cover the 1,200-meter distance in 1 minute 8.60 seconds on firm ground.
Toho Amapola got, a 3/4-length behind, second, with Teehaff another 1/2-length back third.
Ukiyono Kaze is a 5-year-old dark bay mare by On Fire out of Admire Dash, by Fusaichi Concorde.

Friday, August 28, 2015

This Sunday's JRA Graded Races


The grade three Keeneland Cup will run as a main event on the Sapporo Sunday metting. 

Teehaff, winner of the Hakodate Spring Stakes, drew post 10. Red Oval, fifth in the UHB Sho, drew post 5. Hakodate Nikkan Sports Hai winner Omega Vedetta drew post 12. Epoisses, winner of the HBC Sho, drew post 9. Robe Tissage, who had a disappointing finish in the Hakodate Sprint Stakes, drew post 11.

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

1 Tagano Azaghal, 3c, 54, Daisaku Matsuda
2 Sakura Adonis, 7h, 56, Yutaka Take
3 Cool Hotarubi, 3f, 51, Yuya Mizuguchi
4 Sugino Endeavour, 7h, 56, Mirco Demuro
5 Red Oval, 5m, 54, Yasunari Iwata
6 Satono Tiger, 7h, 56, Naoki Machida
7 Majin Prosper, 8h, 56, Yuichi Kitamura
8 Neo Wisdom, 5h, 56, Yuichi Shibayama
9 Epoisses, 7g, 56, Joao Moreira
10 Teehaff, 5h, 57, Yusaku Kokubun
11 Robe Tissage, 5m, 55, Kosei Miura
12 Omega Vendetta, 4g, 56, Norihiro Yokoyama
13 Ukiyono Kaze, 5m, 54, Hirofumi Shii
14 Peisha of Law, 3c, 53, Masayoshi Ebina
15 Ren England, 3c, 53, Yuji Hishida
16 Toho Amapola, 6m, 54, Yuichi Fukunaga

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A total of 18 juveniles will go for the grade three Niigata Nisai Stakes at Niigata on Sunday.

The filed for the 1,600-meter turf race for 2-year-olds is:

1 Tanisen Victory(Heart's Cry) c Teruo Eda
2 Lord Quest(Matsurida Gogh) c Hironobu Tanabe
3 Kaneno Iro(Pyro) c Hayato Yoshida
4 Principal Star(Daiwa Major) c Kota Fujioka
5 Fado(Daiwa Major) f Akihide Tsumura
6 No Follower(Personal Rush) c Genki Maruyama
7 Makoto Lumen(Daiwa Major) c Masaki Katsuura
8 Captain Perry(Kurofune) c Takuya Ono
9 Epoch(Vermilion) c Syu Ishibashi
10 Tosho Drafter(Unrivaled) c Yutaka Yoshida
11 Citron(Black Tide) f Takayuki Kato
12 Tomoja Cool(Meisho Bowler) f Katsuharu Tanaka
13 Win Fabulous(Stay Gold) f Masami Matsuoka
14 Personnalite(Stay Gold) f Daichi Shibata
15 Le Grand Frisson(USA)(Smart Strike) c Hiroshi Kitamura
16 Win Mireille(Stay Gold) f Hiroyuki Uchida
17 Kamino Raiden(New England) c Yuichiro Nishida
18 Hypnotist(Kurofune) c Yoshitomi Shibata

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Decipher wins Sapporo in photo finish


Decipher won the grade two Sapporo Kinen under Hirofumi Shii in photo finish at Sapporo on Sunday. The 6-year-old horse took a lead in the stretch to win the 2,000-meter race in 1 minute 59 seconds. Hit the Target and Derby Fizz made a challenge, but it were not enough to catch him. Hit the Target got second, a head behind, with Derby Fizz finishing another head back in third.
Decipher is a son of Deep Impact and Mizna, by Dubai Millennium.


Bel Canto easy victory in Kitakyushu Kinen
Bel Canto, ridden by Yutaka Take, drew away from the rest in the stretch to win the Kitakyushu Kinen in 1 minute 7.30 seconds at Kokura on Sunday. A 1 1/2-length behind, Big Arthur took second with another 1/2-length back Belle Lumiere third.

Bel Canto is a 4-year-old chestnut filly by Sakura Bakushin O out of Celebrar, by Boston Harbor.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Field set for 2015 Sapporo Kinen


A field of 15 is set to run in the grade two Sapporo Kinen for 3yo+ at Sapporo on Sunday.

Toho Jackal, winner of the 2014 Kikuka Sho(Japanese St. Leger), makes his second start of the season after finishing fourth in the Takarazuka Kinen. He drew post 12.
Grade one winner Lachesis drew post 1. Hakodate Kinen winner Derby Fizz drew post 4. Last Impact, who has exclusively run on the grade level, drew post 7.

The field for the 2,000-meter event is:

1 Lachesis, 5m, 55, Christophe Lemaire
2 Hurrah Japan, 6h, 57, Shinji Fujita
3 Swan Boat, 5h, 57, Yuya Mizuguchi
4 Derby Fizz, 5h, 57, Yasunari Iwata
5 Hit the Target, 7h, 57, Futoshi Komaki
6 Saimon Tornare, 9h, 57, Kosei Miura
7 Last Impact, 5h, 57, Yuga Kawada
8 Yamakatsu Ace, 3c, 54, Kenichi Ikezoe
9 Stellar Wind, 6h, 57, Masayoshi Ebina
10 Hana's Revenge, 4f, 55, Kyosuke Maruta
11 Decipher, 6h, 57, Hirofumi Shii
12 Toho Jackal, 4c, 57, Manabu Sakai
13 Tokei Halo, 6h, 57, Yoshitomi Shibata
14 Hagino Hybrid, 4c, 57, Yuichi Fukunaga
15 Sakura Ardito, 7h, 57, Keita Tosaki

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A total of 18 runners will contend the grade three Kitakyushu Kinen at Kokura on Sunday. The field for the 1,200-meter handicap race is:

1 Sudden Storm, 6h, 57, Yusaku Kokubun
2 Meiner Eternel(IRE), 5h, 54, Daichi Shibata
3 Bel Canto, 4f, 55, Yutaka Take
4 Bakushin Teio, 6h, 54, Yusuke Fujioka
5 Big Arthur, 4c, 55, Kota Fujioka
6 Nizaemon, 7h, 54, Tsubasa Iwasaki
7 Mikki Love Song, 4c, 54, Kohei Matsuyama
8 Sakajiro Royal, 7h, 56, Kyosuke Kokubun
9 Leopardina, 3f, 50, Fuma Matsuwaka
10 Satono Diplomat, 5h, 54, Ryuji Wada
11 Barbara, 6m, 53, Koshiro Take
12 Meisho Tsugaru, 7h, 54, Hideaki Miyuki
13 Belle Lumiere, 4f, 53, Shinji Kawashima
14 Meisho Izayoi, 6m, 53, Keisuke Dazai
15 Mayano Ryujin, 8h, 57, Suguru Hamanaka
16 Henny Hound(USA), 7h, 56, Haruhiko Kawasu
17 Dreadnought, 7g, 53, Katsuma Sameshima
18 Omi Alice, 3f, 50, Takashi Fujikake