Friday, July 03, 2015

JRA graded races on Jul/5/2015


A total of 16 three-year-olds is set to run in the grade three Radio Nikkei Sho at Fukushima Race Course on Sunday, July 5th.

Ambitious, who skipped the Japanese Derby after winning the Principal Stakes, drew post 3. Realista, undefeated colt in two starts, drew post 5.
Logi Chalice drew post 15. Gruyeres and Ash Gold drew post 10 and 7 respectively.

The field for the 1,800-meter turf race is:

1 Accelerate, c, Teruo Eda
2 White Wind, f, Masami Matsuoka
3 Ambitious, c, Christophe Lemaire
4 Navion, c, Masayoshi Ebina
5 Realista, c, Yuichi Fukunaga
6 Maltese Apogee, c, Tomoharu Bushizawa
7 Ash Gold, c, Kenichi Ikezoe
8 Strange Quark, c, Yutaka Yoshida
9 Meiner Chevalier, c, Daichi Shibata
10 Gruyeres, c, Keita Tosaki
11 Gran Armada, c, Manabu Sakai
12 Musee Ghost, c, Yoshitomi Shibata
13 Street Cap, c, Hironobu Tanabe
14 Brandberg, c, Yusuke Fujioka
15 Campbell Junior(AUS), c, Hiroyuki Uchida
16 Logi Chalice, c, Takuya Ono

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Chukyo Race Course features the CBC Sho for 3yo+ on Sunday. A total of 18 horses will contend the 1,200-meter race on turf.

The field is:

1 Sei Capricorn, 7h, 53, Yoshitsugu Okada
2 Flame Halo, 7g, 55, Yuichiro Nishida
3 Makoto Nawaratana, 6m, 53, Yuga Kawada
4 Toho Amapola, 6m, 55, Hideaki Miyuki
5 Leopardina, 3f, 50, Haruhiko Kawasu
6 Uliuli, 5m, 55.5, Yasunari Iwata
7 Dance Director, 5h, 55, Suguru Hamanaka
8 Just Doing, 3c, 53, Kohei Matsuyama
9 Beste Geschenk, 5h, 55, Hiroshi Kitamura
10 Belle Lumiere, 4f, 53, Shinji Kawashima
11 Leon Bisty, 6h, 52, Kazuma Mori
12 Tagano Burg, 4c, 54, Shinichiro Akiyama
13 Sudden Storm, 6h, 57, Yusaku Kokubun
14 Horai Akiko, 4f, 53, Ryuji Wada
15 Red Oval, 5m, 54, Mirco Demuro
16 Bel Canto,4f, 54, Futoshi Komaki
17 Wakino Brave, 5h, 56, Yutaka Take
18 Ninja, 6h, 54, Kyosuke Kokubun

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Lovely Day gains Takarazuka victory


Lovely Day stalked the pace and pulled away from the rest at 200 meters from home to gain the grade one Takarazuka Kinen victory on Sunday at Hanshin Racecourse. Yuga Kawada rode the winner to complete the 2,200-meter turf trip in 2 minutes 14.40 seconds.
Denim and Ruby came with a splendid late charge in the very late stage, but it was too late to catch the winner. She finished second, a neck behind. Another 1 1/4-length behind, Shonan Pandora came third. Race favorite Gold Ship was well behind at the start and never into contention in the race.

Lovely Day, a 5-year-old horse by King Kamehameha out of the Dance in the Dark mare Popcorn Jazz, has now won seven in 23 career starts with more than 428 million jp yen in career earnings   in the condition of Y. Ikee. The dark bay horse was bred by Kaneko Makoto Holdings, who also owns him.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Gold Ship early favorite for Takarazuka


As of Saturday, Gold Ship has been installed as the favorite for the 2015 Takarazuka Kinen at odds of 1.9(9/10). Lachesis was the second favorite at 5.5(9/2) followed by Nuovo Record 8.7(77/10).

Duramente suffers fractures


Duramente suffered distal radius fractures on his front legs at Northern Farm in Hayakita. 
The winner of the Japanese Derby and Satsuki Sho(Japanese 2000 Guineas) will be sidelined the remaining of the season. He may return to action next Spring.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Field set for 2015 Takarazuka Kinen


A field of 16 horses is set to run in the 2015 Takarazuka Kine on Sunday at Hanshin Race Course.

Multiple grade one winner Gold Ship, who seeks the Takarazuka Kinen victory in three consecutive years, drew post 15.
Lachesis, winner of the Sakei Osaka Hai, drew post 13. Nuovo Record drew post 11. Last year's Kikuka Sho(Japanese St.Leger) winner Toho Jackal drew post 14. One and Only has post 7. 

The post time for the spring grand prix race will be 3:40 p.m. JST on Sunday, June 28.

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

1 Shonan Pandora, 4f, 56, Kenichi Ikezoe
2 Tosen Stardom, 4c, 58, Yutaka Take
3 Neo Black Dia, 7h, 58, Shinichiro Akiyama
4 Admire Spica, 5h, 58, Hideaki Miyuki
5 Curren Mirotic, 7g, 58, Masayoshi Ebina
6 Denim and Ruby, 5m, 56, Suguru Hamanaka
7 One and Only, 4c, 58, Mirco Demuro
8 Dia de la Madre, 5m, 56, Kota Fujioka
9 Toshin Monstera, 5h, 58, Ryuji Wada
10 Ocean Blue, 7h, 58, Kohei Matsuyama
11 Nuovo Record, 4f, 56, Yasunari Iwata
12 Red Davis, 7g, 58, Fuma Matsuwaka
13 Lachesis, 5m, 56, Christophe Lemaire
14 Toho Jackal, 4c, 58, Manabu Sakai
15 Gold Ship, 6h, 58, Norihiro Yokoyama
16 Lovely Day, 5h, 58, Yuga Kawada