The Hakodate Nisai Stakes for 2-year-olds was won in record time by Levante Lion(USA), who drew away from the rest in the mid-stretch. A 1/2-length behind, Monde Can Know ran second with another 1 1/4-length back Time Trip third.
Kosei Miura steered Levante Lion to get past the line in 1 minute 9.20 seconds for the Hakodate 1,200-meter turf course.
USA-bred Levante Lion is a 2-year-old dark bay colt by Pioneerof the Nile out of Ghostly Darkness, by Shostzapper.
Garibaldi flourishes in Chukyo Kinen
Garibaldi won the wide-open Chukyo Kinen at Chukyo Racecourse under Yuichi Fukunaga on Sunday. He won it by a 3/4-length in 1 minute 33.60 seconds for the Chukyo 1,600-meter turf course.
Peak Tran finished a 1/2-length before Kento O in second.
Garibaldi is a 5-year-old bay horse by Deep Impact out of Shenck, by Zafonic.