Sunday, January 20, 2019

Inti romps home in Tokai S


Inti gained a 6-straight victory as he won the grade two Tokai Stakes under Yutaka Take at Chukyo on Sunday. The 5-year-old horse set the pace and went all the way to cross the line in 1:49.80 over 1,800 meters on dirt.
A 2-length behind, Chuwa Wizard finished second with another 7-length Sumahama third.
Inti, who has now won six of his seven races, is a chestnut son of Came Home and Kitty, by Northern Afleet.

Sciacchetra takes AJCC


Sciacchetra drew away from the rest in the mid-stretch to win the American Jockey Club Cup at Nakayama on Sunday. Fierement challenged in the very final stage, but finished a neck short to finish second. Another 3/4-length behind, Maitres d'Art was third. Shu Ishibashi rode the winner to complete the 2,200-meter trip in 2:13.7 on firm ground.
Sciacchetra, who has now won five of his 12 races, is a 6-year-old brown horse by Manhattan Cafe out of Samaaha, by Singspiel.

Friday, January 18, 2019

2019 Tokai Stakes


Chukyo hosts the grade two Tokai TV Hai Tokai Stakes for 4yo+ on Sunday, January 20.
The leading contenders are likely: Chuwa Wizard, Inti, Sumahama and Ange Desir.

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

1-Glanzend, Filip Minarik
2-Asukano Roman, Keisuke Dazai
3-Chuwa Wizard, Yuga Kawada
4-Inti, Yutaka Take
5-Sumahama, Yusuke Fujioka
6-Angreifen, Katsuma Sameshima
7-Ange Desir, Norihiro Yokoyama
8-Molto Bene, Kota Fujioka
9-Shiny Beam, Takashi Fujikake
10-Cosmo Canadian, Genki Maruyama
11-Meiner Basara, Hayato Yoshida
12-Meisho Sumitomo, Yoshihiro Furukawa
13-Kazenoko, Ryoya Kozaki

2019 American Jockey Club Cup


Fierement, who won the Kikuka Sho(Japanese St.Leger) in his only four starts last outing, makes his 2019 debut when he faces 10 rivals in Sunday's American Jockey Club Cup at Nakayama.
The main opponents to Fierement could be: Generae Uno and Danburite.

The post positio with riders for the grade two 2,200-meter AJC Cup is:

1-Generale Uno, Hironobu Tanabe
2-Action Star, Takuya Ono
3-Meiner Milano, Daichi Shibata
4-Fierement, Christophe Lemaire
5-Danburite, Yuichi Kitamura
6-Miraieno Tsubasa, Hiroshi Kitamura
7-Stay in Seattle, Hiroyuki Uchida
8-Sciacchetra, Keita Tosaki
9-Shonan Bach, Kosei Miura
10-Maitres d'Art, Oisin Murphy
11-Sakura Empereur, Masayoshi Ebina

Monday, January 14, 2019

Last Draft remains undefeated with Keisei Hai victory


Last Draft chased the pace at second spot to win the grade three Keisei Hai at Nakayama on Monday. A 1 1/4-length behind, Run for the Roses was second with another neck away Hindu Times third. Christophe Lemaire rode the winner to cover the 2,000-meter distance in 2:01.2 on firm ground.
Last Draft, who remains undefeated in two starts, is a 3-year-old dark bay colt by Novellist out of Marcellina, by Deep Impact.

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Favorite wins Nikkei Shinshun Hai


Race Glory Vase drew away from the rest in the final stage to win the grade two Nikkei Shinshun Hai under Mirco Demuro at Kyoto on Sunday.
A 1/2-length behind, Look Twice came second with another 1/2-length back Super Lumiere third. Final time of the 2,400-meter race was 2:26.2 on firm ground.
Glory Vase, who has now won three of his seven races, is a 4-year-old dark bay colt by Deep Impact out of Mejiro Tsubone, by Swept Overboard.