Sunday, December 04, 2016

Sound True storms home in Champions C


Sound True, trained by N.Takagi and owned by H.Yamada put up a sensational stretch run in winning the Champions Cup at Chukyo on Sunday.
Awardee(USA) got past Asukano Roman and looked like a sure winner in the deep stretch, but Takuya Ono forced Sound True ahead in the final effort to win by a neck from Awardee(USA) with Asukano Roman, another 1/2-length away, third.
As the field entered the stretch, Sound True was second to last. From there, he showed an outstanding turn of foot to make up a lot of grounds. The final time for the 1,800-meter trip was 1 minute 50.10 seconds on standard surface.
Sound True has now won nine in 38 career starts with more than 455 million jpn yen in career earnings.
Bred by Okada Studa, Sound True is a 6-year-old gelding by French Deputy out of Kyoei Truth, by Fuji Kiseki. 

Saturday, December 03, 2016

Yamakatsu Ace gets up in Kinko Sho


Yamakatsu Ace just got up in the nick of time to win the Kinko Sho at Chukyo on Saturday. A neck behind, Paddle Wheel was second with Sundarbans and Satono Noblesse sharing third, another 1 1/2-length away. Kenichi Ikezoe rode the winner to cover the 2,000-meter trip in 1 minute 59.70 seconds on firm ground.
Yamakatsu Ace is a 4-year-old chestnut colt by King Kamehameha out of Yamakatsu Marilyn, by Gress Wonder.

Albert repeats Stayers S victory


Albert won the Stayers Stakes for two consecutive years as Ryan Moore drove him to the winning post at Nakayama on Saturday. He won it by a neck from Fara Morgana, with Mon Intero, another 1 3/4-length back, third.
The final for the 3,600-meter turf trip was 3 minutes 47.40 seconds.
Albert is a 5-year-old chestnut horse by Admire Don out of Folklore, by Dance in the Dark.

Friday, December 02, 2016

Chukyo hosts Champions Cup on Sunday


Chukyo Race Course hosts the Champions Cup for 3yo+ on Sunday, December 4.

Awardee(USA), coming into Sunday's dirt grade one race off six straight victories with the latest success of the Nov. 3 JBC Classic, drew post 2. Nonkono Yume, a strong stretch runner who finished second in this race last season, drew post 9. Gold Dream, one of the best 3-year-olds, drew post 12. Multiple grade one winner Copano Rickey drew post 11.

The field of 15 horses for the grade one 1,800-meter dirt event is:

1 Kafuji Take, 4c,Akihide Tsumura
2 Awardee(USA), 6h, Yutaka Take
3 Brightline, 7h, Hironobu Tanbe
4 Asukano Roman, 5h, Ryuji Wada
5 Roi Jardin, 5h, Norihiro Yokoyama
6 Monde Classe, 5h, Genki Maruyama
7 Lani(USA), 3c, Hiroyuki Uchida
8 Sound True, 6g, Takuya Ono
9 Nonkono Yume, 4g, Ryan Moore
10 Meisho Sumitomo, 5h, Yoshihiro Furukawa
11 Copano Rickey, 6h, Christophe Lemaire
12 Gold Dream, 3c, Mirco Demuro
13 Bright Idea, 6h, Hideaki Miyuki
14 Apollo Kentucky(USA), 4c, Fuma Matsuwaka
15 Moanin(USA), 4c, Keita Tosaki

Impost: 57kgs for 4yo+, 3yo for 56kgs

Kinko Sho runs at Chukyo on Saturday


The grade two Kinko Sho for 3yo+ will be run on Saturday, December 3 at Chukyo.

The leading contenders could be: Lia Fail, Satono Noblesse, Volsheb and Yamakatsu Ace.

The field of 13 runners for the 2,000-meter turf event is:


1 Mousquetaire, 8h, 56, Yuta Nakatani
2 Recondite, 6h, 56, Yutaka Take
3 Paddle Wheel, 5h, 56, Kohei Matsuyama
4 Denim and Ruby, 6m, 54, Mickael Barzalona
5 Sundarbans, 5m, 54, Kyosuke Maruta
6 Lia Fail, 4c, 56, Andrasch Starke
7 Satono Noblesse, 6h, 56, Vincent Cheminaud
8 Volsheb, 5h, 56, Mirco Demuro
9 Toho Jackal, 5h, 57, Manabu Sakai
10 Toruk Makto, 6h, 56, Hayato Yoshida
11 Suzuka Devious, 5h, 56, Norihiro Yokoyama
12 Meiner Lacrima, 8h, 56, Yuji Tannai
13 Yamakatsu Ace, 4c, 56, Kenichi Ikezoe

Saturday sees Stayers Stakes


Saturday, December 3 sees the Sports Nippon Sho Stayers Stakes for 3yo+ at Nakayama. 
The main contenders are likely: Albert with Ryan Moore up, Mondo Intero and Comfy.

The 13-horse field for the grade two 3,600-meter race is:

1 Samson's Pride, 6h, 56, Yutaka Yoshida
2 Win Inspire, 5h, 56, Masami Matsuoka
3 Albert, 5h, 57, Ryan Moore
4 Tamamo Best Play, 6h, 56, Akihide Tsumura
5 Prestwick, 5h, 56, Keita Tosaki
6 Jungle Cruise, 7g, 56, Hirofumi Shii
7 Fata Morgana, 8g, 56, Masayoshi Ebina
8 Mondo Intero, 4c, 56, Christophe Lemaire
9 Madrid Cafe, 5h, 56, Shinji Kawashima
10 Promontorio, 6g, 56, Hiroshi Kitamura
11 Meiner Medalist, 8h, 56, Daichi Shibata
12 Saimon Tornare, 10h, 56, Hiroyuki Uchida
13 Comfy, 7h, 56, Hironobu Tanabe

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Race favorite leads all the way in 2016 Japan Cup


Race favorte Kitasan Black led all the way to win the Japan Cup at Tokyo Sunday afternoon. The 2016 edition of the most famous Japanese race needs no description as Kitasan Black led from start to finish. 
Yutaka Take-piloted Kitasa Black gained a 2 1/2-length victory from Sounds of Earth. Another neck behind, Cheval Grand was third with Gold Actor fourth and Real Steel fifth.

Owened by Ono Shoji and trained by H.Shimizu, Kitasan Black has now won eight of his 13 races with more than 946 million jpn yen in career earnings.
Yanagawa Farm was the breed of Kitasan Black, a 4-year-old bay colt by Black Tide out of Sugar Heart, by Sakura Bakushin O.

Nero romps Keihan Hai


Nero took a lead before the first turn to romp the grade three Keihan Hai at Kyoto Sunday. A 4-length behind, A Shin Spartan(USA) came second with dead-heat third, Fumino Moon and Earth Sonic.
Michael Barzalona rode the winner to cover the 1,200-meter trip in 1 minute 10.30 seconds.
Nero is a 5-year-old chestnut horse by Johannesburg out of Nishino Takarazuka, by Sunday Silence.