Friday, September 22, 2017

2017 Kobe Shimbun Hai


14 three-year-old colts have been entered for the Kobe Shimbun Hai, one of the major preps for the Kikuka Sho(Japanese St.Leger), at Hanshin Racecourse on Sunday, September 24.

Rey de Oro, who gained a great victory in the Japanese Derby last outing, drew post 8.
Kiseki, coming into this race off two straight wins in a row, drew post 5.
Satono Arthur and Danburite drew post 2 and 3 respectively.

The post position with riders for the grade two 2,400-meter event is:

1-Meisho Tensha, Yusuke Fujioka
2-Satono Arthur, Yuga Kawada
3-Danburite, Yutaka Take
4-Best Approach(GB), Yasunari Iwata
5-Kiseki, Mirco Demuro
6-Adam Barows, Kenichi Ikezoe
7-Tagano Chardonnay, Ryuji Wada
8-Rey de Oro, Christophe Lemaire
9-My Style, Norihiro Yokoyama
10-Ho O Dream, Kota Fujioka
11-Cadenas, Yuichi Fukunaga
12-Ethelein Minoru, Yuichi Kitamura
13-Tagano Yagura, Takashi Fujikake
14-Admire Winner, Shinichiro Akiyama

All starters carry 56 kgs.

2017 All Comers


Nakayama Racecourse hosts the Sankei Sho All Comers on Sunday, September 24.
A total of 17 horses have been entered for the grade two 2,200-meter race.

Albert, a router who won the Diamond Stakes earlier this season, drew post 2.
Rouge Buck, who has struggled a bit in the grade company against boys, drew post 6.
Steaphanos, having run well at the highest level, drew post 8.
Tanta Alegria, who had great performance when winning the American Jockey Club Cup last January, drew post 9.
Mondo Intero, coming off victory in the Sapporo Nikkei Sho, drew post 14.

The field is:

1-Paris Karanotegami, 6h, 56, Katsuharu Tanaka
2-Albert, 6h, 57, Syu Ishibashi
3-Shonan Bach, 6h, 56, Yoshitomi Shibata
4-Black Bago, 5h, 56, Hiroyuki Uchida
5-Gran Armada, 5h, 56, Akihide Tsumura
6-Rouge Buck, 5m, 55, Hiroshi Kitamura
7-Decipher, 8h, 56, Yuichi Shibayama
8-Staphanos, 6h, 56, Keita Tosaki
9-Tanta Alegria, 5h, 57, Masayoshi Ebina
10-Meiner Milano, 7h, 56, Daichi Shibata
11-Meiner Sage, 5h, 56, Masami Matsuoka
12-Denim and Ruby, 7m, 54, Hayato Yoshida
13-Meiner Dean, 8h, 56, Kosei Miura
14-Mondo Intero, 5h, 56, Hironobu Tanabe
15-Kafuji Prince, 4c, 56, Kyosuke Maruta
16-Tsukuba Azuma O, 6h, 56, Yutaka Yoshida
17-Toruk Makto, 7h, 56, Takuya Ono

2017 Sprinters Stakes Nominations


A total fo 23 horses have been nominated for the grade one Sprinters Stakes.
The nominations include Red Falx, Diana Halo, Big Arthur, Seiun Kosei and Hong Kong-trained Blizzard(AUS).
The Sprinters Stakes will be run on Sunday, October 1 at Nakayama Racecourse.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Mikki Swallow romps St.Lite Kinen


Mikki Swallow, ridden by Norihiro Yokoyama, got past Al Ain in the deep stretch to win the St.Lite Kinen at Nakayama Racecourse on Monday.
A 1 3/4-length behind, Al Ain finished second with another 1 1/4-length away Satono Chronicle third.
The 2,200-meter grade two race was run in 2 minutes 12.70 seconds on firm ground.
Mikki Swallow, who has now won three of his six races, is a 3-year-old bay colt by Tosen Homareboshi out of Madre Bonita, by Jungle Pocket.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Rabbit Run(USA) comes from behind in Rose S


Rabbit Run(USA), having run far off the pace early on, rallied in the stretch to win the grade two Rose Stakes at Hanshin Racecourse on Sunday.
Kawakita Enka led the field of 18 to finished second, a 1 1/4-length behind. Third was, another 3/4-length away, Lys Grtacieux.
Ryuji Wada rode the winner to cover the 1,800-meter distance in 1 minute 45.5 seconds on good ground.
Rabbit Run(USA), bred by Alexander Groves Matz LLC in USA, is a 3-year-old chestnut filly by Tapit out of Amelia, by Dixieland Band. She has now won three of her 5 races.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

2017 St.Lite Kinen


The Asahi Hai St. Lite Kinen, one of the major preps for the Kikuka Sho(Japanese St.Leger), will be run on Monday, September 18 at Nakayama Racecourse.
15 three-year-old colts have been entered for the grade two 2,200-meter turf event.
Al Ain, winner of the Satsuki Sho(japanese 2000 Guineas) who finished fifth in the Japanese Derby last outing, kicks off his Autumn campaign in this event. The main opponents to Al Ain are likely to be Satono Chronicle and Clincher.

The post position with riders for the grade two St.Lite Kinen is:

1-Sanshiro, Yoshitomi Shibata
2-Satono Chronicle, Mirco Demuro
3-Black Road, Norifumi Mikamoto
4-Clincher, Yusuke Fujioka
5-Mikki Swallow, Norihiro Yokoyama
6-Sir Rembrandt, Yasunari Iwata
7-Al Ain, Christophe Lemaire
8-Black Gimlet, Takuya Ono
9-Platina Voice, Hiroyuki Uchida
10-Sunday Moutiers, Yutaka Yoshida
11-Imperial Fizz, Hironobu Tanabe
12-Rolling Tower, Kosei Miura
13-Strong Refil, Syu Ishibashi
14-Crescendo Love, Keita Tosaki
15-Stiffelio, Yuichi Kitamura

Weight: 56 kgs.