Friday, March 27, 2015

Field set for 2015 Takamatsunomiya Kinen


A field of 18 horses is set to run for the Takamatsunomiya Kinen at Chukyo Race Course on Sunday.

Hong Kong champion Aerovelocity(NZ) drew post 4.  Daiwa Maggiore, winner of the Hankyu Hai, and Mikki Isle, second in the Hankyu, drew post 13 and 16 respectively.
Copano Richard, winner of last year, breaks from post 17. Straight Girl, third in the Hong Kong Mile race, has post 18.

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

1 Little Gerda(USA), 6m, 56, Kyosuke Maruta
2 Olivine, 6h, 57, Yuji Hishida
3 Robe Tissage, 5m, 55, Kenichi Ikezoe
4 Aerovelocity(NZ), 7g, 57, Zachry Purton
5 Wakino Brave, 5h, 57, Masami Matsuoka
6 Sudden Storm, 6h, 57, Yusaku Kokubun
7 Majin Prosper, 8h, 57, Yuichi Kitamura
8 Am Ball Bleiben, 6m, 55, Ken Tanaka
9 Red Oval, 5m, 55, Keita Tosaki
10 Afford, 7h, 57, Issei Murata
11 Shonan Achieve, 4c, 57, Yayato Yoshida
12 Sakura Gospel, 7h, 57, Kota Fujioka
13 Daiwa Maggiore, 6h, 57, Mirco Demuro
14 Toho Amapola, 6m, 55, Yuichi Fukunaga
15 Hakusan Moon, 6h, 57, Manabu Sakai
16 Mikki Isle, 4c, 57, Suguru Hamanaka
17 Copano Richard, 5h, 57, Yutaka Take
18 Straight Girl, 6m, 55, Yasunari Iwata


March Stakes, grade three, at Nakayama
4yo+, 1,800 meters, dirt, right-handed

1 Danon Come On, 9h, 57.5, Takuya Ono
2 Renforcer, 9h, 57.5, Genki Maruyama
3 Sanrei Laser, 6h, 56, Hiroyuki Uchida
4 Strong Souther, 4c, 53, Hiroshi Kitamura
5 Satono Principal(USA), 5h, 56, Haruhiko Kawasu
6 Samba Bean, 5m, 50, Teruo Eda
7 Kikuno Sol, 5h, 54, Yoshitomi Shibata
8 Meisho Kampaku, 8h, 55, Katsuharu Tanaka
9 Vogue Tornado, 6h, 57, Yuichi Shibayama
10 Royal Crest, 7h, 57, Yoshihiro Furukawa
11 Solor, 5h, 57.5, Masayoshi Ebina
12 Bergen Cry, 5h, 55, Yutaka Yoshida
13 Masked Hero, 7h, 57, Norihiro Yokoyama
14 Tosho Freak, 8h, 56, Syu Ishibashi
15 Isshin Dotai, 6h, 56, Hironobu Tanabe
16 Meiner Crop, 5h, 56, Yuji Tannai

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Saturday graded races

Nikkei Sho, grade two, at Nakayama
4yo+, 2,500 meters, turf, right-handed

1 Fragarach, 8h, 56, Norihiro Yokoyama
2 Love Is Boo Shet, 6h, 56, Hiroshi Kitamura
3 Win Variation, 7h, 57, Yuichi Fukunaga
4 Hokko Brave, 7h, 56, Hironobu Tanabe
5 Courir Kaiser, 6h, 57, Yutaka Yoshida
6 Admire Deus, 4c, 56, Yasunari Iwata
7 Tamamo Best Play, 5h, 56, Akihide Tsumura
8 Meiner Medalist, 7h, 57, Daichi Shibata
9 Fenomeno, 6h, 58, Keita Tosaki
10 Sounds of Earth, 4c, 55, Mirco Demuro
11 Tosen Arnica, 5m, 54, Yuichi Shibayama
12 Stellar Wind, 6h, 56, Masayoshi Ebina


Mainichi Hai, grade three, at Hanshin
3yo, 1,800 meters, turf, right-handed

1 Pegasus Boss, Yusuke Fujioka
2 Gruyeres, Andrasch Starke
3 Masahaya Dream, Manabu Sakai
4 Navion, Shinji Fujita
5 Lord Felice, Hirofumi Shii
6 T M Kurotaka, Yusaku Kokubun
7 Sole Impact, Suguru Hamanaka
8 Danon Liberty, Yutaka Take
9 Musee Alien, Yuga Kawada
10 Cheval Grand, Hiroyuki Uchida
11 Albert Dock, Kota Fujioka
12 Lunar Prospector, Takuya Ono
13 Ash Gold, Kenichi Ikezoe
14 Juhyo, Dario Vargiu
15 Ambitious, Kohei Matsuyama

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Meisho Columbo wins NAR race


JRA trained-Meisho Columbo set the pace and went all the way to win the grade three 11-run Nagoya Daishoten at NAR Nagoya track on Thursday. Koshiro Take rode the winner to cover the 1,900-meter distance in 2 minutes 0.80 second on fast track.
A 1/2-length behind, Asia Express was second with Feel the Smart finishing another 9-length away in third.
Meisho Columbo is a 5-year-old horse by Manhattan Cafe out of Meisho Haab, by Erhaab.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

JRA graded races on March 28 and 29


A total of 20 horses including Hong Kong champion Aerovelocity(NZ) have been nominated to the grade oneTakamatsunomiya Kinen to be run on Sunday at Chukyo Race Course over 1,200 meters on turf.

The main event at the Nakayama Sunday meeting will be the grade three March Stake s to which a total of 33 horses have been nominated. The race is run over 1,800 meters on dirt.

Hanshin features the grade three Mainichi Hai, considered the final prep race for the Satsuki Sho(Japanese 2000 Guineas), on Saturday. A total of 18 colts have been nominated to the 1,800-meter turf race.

Nakayama's main event on Saturday will be the grade two Nikkei Sho. 12 horses remains on the final nomination stage of the 2,500-meter race.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Kitasan Black three straight win in Spring Stakes


Kitasan Black remained a perfect record when he won the Spring Stakes at Nakayama Race Course on Sunday. Hiroshi Kitamura was aboard the winner to cover the 1,800-meter race in 1 minute 49.10 seconds. A neck behind, Real Steel was second with Danon Platina another 3/4-length away third.
Kitasan Black, a 3-year-old colt by Black Tide out of Sugar Heart, by Sakura Bakushin O, has now registered 3 for 3.

Gold Ship wins Hanshin Daishoten for 3 consecutive years
Gold Ship won the Hanshin Daishoten in three consecutive years as he claimed a 1 1/4-length victory at Hanshin Race Course on Sunday. Yasunari Iwata was the winning rider. The final time was 3 minutes 5.90 seconds for the 3,000-meter distance.
Denimi and Ruby finished second with another 3-length back Last Impact third.
Gold Ship is a 6-year-old gray horse by Stay Gold out of the Mejiro McQueen mare Point Flag.