Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Higashi Will Win named NAR Horse of Year


Higashi Will Win, who won four of his seven races including the Japan Dirt Derby last season, was named Horse of Year. The South Vigorous colt out of Primo Time, by Brian's Time, was also awarded Best 3-year-old Colt.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Perform a Promise gets up in Nikkei Shinshun Hai


Preform a Promise made the first grade success as he won the Nikkei Shinshun Hai under Mirco Demuro at Kyoto on Sunday. He got up in time to beat Lord Vent d'Or by a neck. Another 1 1/4-length behind, Ganko was third. The 2,400-meter race was run in 2 minutes 26.30 seconds.
Perform a Promise, who has now recorded six wins in 12 starts, is a 6-year-old chestnut horse by Stay Gold out of I'll Be Bound, by Tanino Gimlet.

Generale Uno wins Keisei Hai


Having race at second place, Generale Uno made headway at around 200 meters out to win the Keisei Hai under Hironobu Tanabe at Nakayama on Sunday. A 1/2-length behind, Cosmic Force came second with another 1/2-length back Jetzt third. The winner completed the 2,000-meter trip in 2 minutes 1.20 seconds.
Genrale Uno, who has now extended his winning streak to three, is a 3-year-old brown colt by Screen Hero out of Shanghai Rock, by Rock of Gibraltar.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Eterna Minoru captures Aichi Hai


Eterna Minoru went into front at 200 meters from home on her way to winning the Aichi Hai at Chukyo on Saturday. A 1/2-length behind, Reiho Romance was second with another 1 1/4-length back Maximum de Paris third. Hirofumi Shii was the winning rider to complete the 2,000-meter trip in 2 minutes 0.10 second on firm ground. 
Esterna Minoru, who has now gained the fisrt grade victory, is a 5-year-old dark bay mare by Empire Maker out of Daiwa Gelato, by Fuji Kiseki.

Friday, January 12, 2018

15 casts for 2018 Keisei Hai


The Keisei Hai for 3-year-olds will be run on Sunday, January 14 at Nakayama.
A field of 15 horses has been drawn for the 2,000-meter turf event.

Cosmic Force, who graduated from maiden in second start, drew post 5. Double Sharp, having transfered from NAR to JRA before his last run, drew post 8. Delta Barows(USA), impressive debut winner at Tokyo, drew post 10. Two-time winner Generale Uno drew post 15.

The post position with riders is:

1-Jetzt, Masayoshi Ebina
2-Cosmo Ignaz, Daichi Shibata
3-Yamano Grapple, Yoshitomi Shibata
4-Logi Tina, Hiroyuki Uchida
5-Cosmic Force, Keita Tosaki
6-Thrash Metal, Yuichi Shibayama
7-Aim and End, Kosei Miura
8-Double Sharp, Katsuharu Tanaka
9-Thaxted, Hayato Yoshida
10-Delta Barows(USA), Syu Ishibashi
11-Raito Karakaze, Takuya Ono
12-Taiki Ferveur, Hiroshi Kitamura
13-Gambler, Akihide Tsumura
14-Jolie Lumiere*, Hatsuya Kowata
15-Generale Uno, Hironobu Tanabe

*Jolie Lumiere is the only filly in the field.

2018 Nikkei Shinshun Hai


12 horses have been entered to the grade two Nikkei Shinshun Hai for 4yo+ at Kyoto on Sunday.
The possible leading players will be Lord Vent d'Or, Mondo Intero, Perform a Promise and Sole Impact.

The post position with riders in the field for the 2,400-meter race is:

1-Santa Fe Chief(IRE), Hirofumi Shii
2-Lord Vent d'Or, Norihiro Yokoyama
3-Mondo Intero, Christophe Lemaire
4-Hit the Target, Futoshi Komaki
5-Toruk Makto, Takuma Ogino
6-Action Star, Keisuke Dazai
7-Perform a Promise, Mirco Demuro
8-Mikki Rocket, Ryuji Wada
9-Ganko, Manabu Sakai
10-Sole Impact, Yuichi Fukunaga
11-Beruf, Yuga Kawada
12-Karabiner, Hideaki Miyuki

2018 Aichi Hai


A total of 18 fillies and mares will contend in the Aichi Hai at Chukyo on Saturday, January 13.
The leading contenders look to be Maximum de Paris, Kinsho Yukihime and Queen's Milagro.

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

1-Gekkako, Yuji Tannai
2-Guimauve, Kota Fujioka
3-Maids of Honour, Fuma Matsuwaka
4-Lycabettos, Hayato Yoshida
5-Tanino Urban Sea, Mirco Demuro
6-Black Onyx, Kohei Matsuyama
7-Maximum de Paris, Yusuke Fujioka
8-Reiho Romance, Tsubasa Iwasaki
9-Kinsho Yukihime, Shinichiro Akiyama
10-Eterna Minoru, Hirofumi Shii
11-Chaleur, Yuichi Kitamura
12-Queen's Milagro, Hideaki Miyuki
13-Copano Marine, Toshiki Inoue
14-Queen Charm, Yuta Nakatani
15-Rock a Hula Baby, Yoshihiro Furukawa
16-Happy Yunibansu, Kenichi Ikezoe
17-Andriette, Katsuma Sameshima
18-One Breath Away, Akihide Tsumura