Sunday, August 02, 2015

Bel Canto romps Summer Dash


Bel Canto made a superb dance at the front, winning the IBIS Summer Dash at Niigata Race Course on Sunday. Mirco Demuro rode her to cover the straight 1,000-meter distance in 54.10 seconds. A 2-length behind, Symboli Disco came second with another nose back Earth Sonic third.
Bel Canto is a 4-year-old chestnut filly by Sakura Bakushin O out of Celebrar, by Boston Harbor.

Meisho Suzanna first grade success in Queen Stakes
Meisho Suzanna claimed the first grade victory when she won the grade three Queen Stakes at Sapporo on Sunday. Daisaku Matsuda's steered Meisho Suzanna just got up at the line, winning the 1,800-meter race in 1 minute 47.10 seconds. Red Reveur came second, a neck behind, with Illuminance finishing another 1 1/4-length back in third.
Meisho Suzanna is a 6-year-old bay mare by Agnes Dital out of Green Olive, by Sunday Silence.

Friday, July 31, 2015

This Sunday's JRA graded races


Niigata Race Course features the grade three IBIS Summer Dash on Sunday. 14 horses will compete the 1,000-meter race at the Niigata straight 

course.

1 Angenehm, 7g, 56, Masayoshi Ebina
2 Makoto Nawaratana, 6m, 54, Hironobu Tanabe
3 Sappheiros, 3c, 53, Kosei Miura
4 Flame Halo, 7g, 56, Yuichiro Nishda
5 Sakajiro Royal, 7h, 56, Yusaku Kokubun
6 Little Gerda(USA), 6m, 56, Daichi Shibata
7 Osumi Easy, 7h, 56, Shinichiro Akiyama
8 Henny Hound(USA), 7h, 56, Keita Tosaki
9 Symboli Disco, 5h, 56, Katsuharu Tanaka
10 A Shin Top(USA), 5h, 56, Haruhiko Kawasu
11 Ren England, 3c, 53, Hiroshi Kitamura
12 Earth Sonic, 6h, 56, Kyosuke Maruta
13 Bel Canto, 4f, 54, Mirco Demuro
14 Seiko Raiko, 8h, 57, Yoshitomi Shibata


The Queen Stakes for 3yo+ fillies and mares is to be run at Sapporo on Sunday. 10 horses have been entered to the 1,800-meter turf event.

1 Hula Bride, 6m, 56, Manabu Sakai
2 Red Reveur, 4f, 55, Christophe Lemaire
3 Blanc Neige, 4f, 55, Kota Fujioka
4 Not Formal, 3f, 52, Hiroto Mayuzumi
5 Flame Code, 6m, 55, Yuichi Fukunaga
6 Illuminance, 5m, 55, Norihiro Yokoyama
7 Reine de Neige, 5m, 55, Kazuo Yokoyama
8 Shonan Birkin, 5m, 55, Hayato Yoshida
9 Solo Debut, 6m, 55, Shota Kato
10 Meisho Suzanna, 6m, 55, Daisaku Matsuda


Epiphaneia retired
Epiphaneia, winner of the 2014 Japan Cup, has been retired from racing due to injury on his front left leg.
The 5-year-old horse by Symboli Kris S and Special Week mare Cesario won six in 14 career starts with more than 697 million jpn yen in career earnings. He will stud at Shadai Stallion Station.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Blanc Bonheur easy victory in Hakodate Nisai


Blanc Bonheur pulled away from the rest at around 100 meters from home to win the grade three Hakodate Nisai Stakes for 2-year-olds at Hakodate on Sunday. Yasunari Iwata guided the winner to a decisive 3 1/2-length victory in 1 minute 10.60 seconds over 1,200 meters on good ground. Major Typhoon came second, a neck better than third-placed Hilda.
Blanc Bonheur is a 2-year-old grey filly by Deep Impact out of the Sakura Bakushin O mare Le Sucre.

Smark Orion wins Chukyo Kinen
Smark Orion stalked the pace under Mirco Demuro to win the grade three 1,600-meter Chukyo Kinen for 3-year-olds and up in 1 minute 33.40 seconds on firm ground.
A neck behind, Alma Divin came second with another neck behind Dahlonega third.
Smart Orion is a 5-year-old chestnut horse by Grass Wonder out of Tropical Lady, by Winning Ticket.

Friday, July 24, 2015

This Sunday's JRA graded races


Sunday sees the Hakodate Nisai Stakes, the JRA first graded race for 2-year-olds of the season, at Hakodate Race Course. 16 runners including 3 NAR-trained horses will contend the grade three 1,200-meter turf race.

pp HorseName(Sire) Sex Rider
1 La Preciosa(Danon Chantilly) f Takafumi Hattori
2 Cosmo French(French Deputy) c Yuji Tannai
3 Lucky Box(Deep Sky) f Kota Fujioka
4 Medjerda(Deep Impact) f Hirofumi Shii
5 Dona Lucia(USA)(Malibu Moon) f Kenichi Ikezoe
6 Hilda(Daiwa Major) f Yuichi Shibayama
7 Alma Kukuna(Meiner Love) f Masaki Katsuura
8 Linda Linda(French Deputy) f Kyosuke Maruta
9 Blanc Bonheur(Deep Impact) f Yasunari Iwata
10 Peisha Otome(Fasliyev) f Yoshihito Nagaoka
11 Major Typhoon(Daiwa Major) f Kosei Miura
12 Makoto Lumen(Daiwa Major) c Norihiro Yokoyama
13 Lady Tris(Empire Maker) f Yuji Hishida
14 Odysseus(Falbrav) c Hayato Yoshida
15 Tiny Dancer(South Vigorous) f Masaaki Kuwamura
16 Coraggioso(Symboli Kris S) c Daisaku Matsuda

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Chukyo Race Coruse features the grade three Chukyo Kinen for 3-year-olds and up on Sunday.
A total of 16 horses will contest the 1,600-meter handicap race.

1 Alma Divin, 5m, 52, Yusuke Fujioka
2 Tosen Reve, 7h, 57, Zachary Purton
3 Curren Black Hill, 6h, 58.5, Shinichiro Akiyama
4 Olivine, 6h, 56, Teruya Yoshida
5 Chaosmos, 5h, 56, Yuichi Fukunaga
6 Smart Orion, 5h, 57, Mirco Demuro
7 Gold Bell, 6h, 53, Kohei Matsuyama
8 Mikki Dream, 8h, 56, Keisuke Dazai
9 Neo Wisdom, 5h, 54, Christophe Lemaire
10 Dahlonega, 6h, 55, Suguru Hamanaka
11 Red Arion, 5h, 57.5, Haruhiko Kawasu
12 Eire Breeze, 6h, 55, Yuga Kawada
13 Meikei Pega Star, 5h, 56, Akihide Tsumura
14 Narita Super One, 6h, 55, Hideaki Miyuki
15 Arbatax, 5h, 54, Yutaka Take
16 Otsu, 5m, 52, Yuta Nakatani