Sunday, January 22, 2017

Glanzend finishes strongly in Tokai Stakes


Glanzend finished strongly to win the grade two Tokai TV Hai Tokai Stakes on Sunday at Chukyo. Second was, a 1/2-length behind, Molto Bene. Another 1/2-length behind, Meisho Utage was third.
Norihiro Yokoyama rode the winner to trip the 1,800-meter distance in 1 minute 53.20 seconds.
Glanzend is a 4-year-old bay colt by Neo Universe out of Bochinche, by Kingmambo.

Tanta Alegria wins AJC Cup


Masayoshi Ebina on Tanta Alegria took a pathway on the rail down the stretch to win the grade two American Jockey Club Cup on Sunday at Nakayama. A 1/2-length behind, Seewind came second. Miraieno Tsubasa finished, another 1 1/4-length away, third.
Tanta Alegria is a 5-year-old chestnut horse by Zenno Rob Roy out of Tanta Suerte, by Stuka.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Chukyo's Tokai Stakes On Sunday, January 22


Chukyo Racecourse hosts the grade two Tokai TV Hai Tokai Stakes on Sunday.

Asukano Roman, third in the grade one Champions Cup, drew post 1. Glanzend, ran constantly at the dirt grade level, drew post 8. Pionero, showing good performance after switching to dirt surface, drew post 9.

The field for the 1,800-meter dirt event is:

1 Asukano Roman, 6h, 57, Ryuji Wada
2 Mozu Raijin, 5h, 56, Yuta Nakatani
3 Tosho Freak, 10h, 56, Manabu Sakai
4 Molto Bene, 5h, 56, Shinichiro Akiyama
5 Incantation, 7h, 56, Kota Fujioka
6 Last Impact, 7h, 56, Syu Ishibashi
7 Shonan Apollon, 7h, 56, Kyosuke Maruta
8 Glanzend, 4c, 55, Norihiro Yokoyama
9 Pionero, 6h, 56, Yuichi Fukunaga
10 Riccardo, 6g, 56, Hiroshi Kitamura
11 Kalakupua, 4c, 55, Shota Kato
12 Meiner Crop, 7h, 56, Yuji Tannai
13 London Town, 4c, 55, Kyosuke Kokubun
14 Meisho Utage, 6h, 56, Hideaki Miyuki
15 Kazenoko, 6h, 57, Keisuke Dazai
16 Roi Jardin, 6h, 56, Suguru Hamanaka

2016 American Jockey Club Cup


A toal of 17 horses have been entered for the American Jockey Club Cup on Sunday at Nakayama.

Seewind, who won the grade three Radio Nikkei Sho before finishing runner-ups in the grade races, drew post 10.
Lia Fail, lightly raced horse, who ran only once last season, drew post 13.
Miraieno Tsubasa, won the Geishun Sho two weeks ago, drew post 1.
Tanta Alegria, makes first start since fourth in the Tenno Sho Spring last May, drew post 8.

The field for the grade two 2,200-meter is:

1 Miraieno Tsubasa, 4c, 55, Hiroyuki Uchida
2 Clarity Sky, 5h, 57, Yoshitomi Shibata
3 Meiner Medalist, 9h, 56, Hayato Yoshida
4 Sing with Joy, 5m, 54, Christophe Lemaire
5 Hokko Brave, 9h, 56, Takuya Ono
6 Luminous Warrior, 6h, 56, Yuichi Shibayama
7 One and Only, 6h, 57, Hironobu Tanabe
8 Tanta Alegria, 5h,56, Masayoshi Ebina
9 Silk Dreamer, 8h, 56, Akihide Tsumura
10 Seewind, 4cv, 55, Keita Tosaki
11 Nasuno Seikan, 5h, 56, Genki Maruyama
12 Shonan Bach, 6h, 56, Masami Matsuoka
13 Lia Fail, 5h, 56, Vincent Cheminaud
14 Meiner Frost, 6h, 56, Daichi Shibata
15 Yamanin Voielactee, 6g, 56, Yukito Ishikawa
16 Saimon Tornare, 11h, 56, Akinori Sawada
17 Courir Kaiser, 8h, 56, Yutaka Yoshida

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Thrilling finish in Nikkei Shinshun Hai


A thrilling finish  was produced by favorite Mikki Rocket and second favorite Sciacchetra in the grade two Nikkei Shinshun  Hai on Tuesday afternoon at Kyoto. The two colts rode abreast in the last 200 meters before Mikki Rocket put his nose front at the post. Third was, a 2-length behind of Sciacchetra, Mondo Intero.
Ryuji Wada was aboard the winner to cover the 2,400-meter distance in 2 minutes 25.70 seconds.
Mikki Rocket is a 4-year-old bay colt by King Kamehameha out of Moneycantbuymelove, by Privotal.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Field for Nikkei Shinshun Hai drawn again


The grade two Nikkei Shinshun Hai will be run on Tuesday, Janaury 17 at Kyoto Racecourse.

Mikki Rocket, fifth in the Kikuka Sho(Japanese St.Leger), drew post 5. Sciacchetra, having won last two starts at the lower level, drew post 3. Grateful Stakes winner Kafuji Prince drew post 7. Red Eldest and Mondo Intero drew post 9 and 8 respectively.

The field for the 2,400-meter race is:

1 Toruk Makto, 7h, 53, Yutaka Take
2 Yamakatsu Raiden, 5h, 55, Kenichi Ikezoe
3 Sciacchetra, 4c, 53, Suguru Hamanaka
4 Madrid Cafe, 6h, 54, Shinji Kawashima
5 Mikki Rocket, 4c, 55, Ryuji Wada
6 Action Star, 7h, 53, Fuma Matsuwaka
7 Kafuji Prince, 4c, 54, Yuichi Fukunaga
8 Mondo Intero, 5h, 56.5, Vincent Cheminaud
9 Red Eldest, 4c, 54, Hirofumi Shii
10 T M Nanahikari, 4c, 49, Ken Tanaka
11 Admire Flight, 8h, 55, Shane Foley
12 D'accord, 9h, 58, Futoshi Komaki
13 Win Inspire, 6h, 53, Hayato Mitsuya
14 Reve Mistral, 5h, 58, Mirco Demuro