Sunday, September 25, 2016

Gold Actor gets off to a good start in All Comers


Gold Actor got off to a good start toward fall campaign to win the grade two Sankei Sho All Comers at Nakayama Racecourse on Sunday. He won the 2,200-meter event under Hayato Yoshida in 2 minute 11.90 seconds by a neck from Satono Noblesse. Another length behind, Tsukuba Azuma was third place.
Gold Actor is a 5-year-old brown horse by Screen Hero out of Heilong Xing, by Kyowa Alsheba.

Satono Diamond neck victory in Kobe


Satono Diamond denied challenge by Mikki Rocket to win the grade two Kobe Shimbun Hai under Christophe Lemaire by a neck at Hanshin Racecoruse on Sunday. Second was Mikki Rocket, who finished a 3-year-old before third-placed Red Eldest. The final time for the 2,400-meter race was 2 minutes 25.70 seconds.
Satono Diamond is a 3-year-old bay colt by Deep Impact out of Malpensa, by Orpen.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Satono Diamond tops field of Kobe Shimbun Hai


Satono Diamond tops a field of 15 horses entered for the grade two Kobe Shimbun Hai at Hanshin on Sunday.
Satono Diamond, who finished second  and third, respectively, in the Japanese Derby and Satsuki Sho(Japanese 2000 Guineas) could be the one to keep an eye on this race.
The possible main contenders to him are Air Spinel and Namura Shingun.

The post position with riders for the 2,400-meter race is: 

1 Hiruno Magellan, Yoshihiro Furukawa
2 George Cinq, Hideaki Miyuki
3 Lord Runway, Yuga Kawada
4 Lord Vent d'Or, Keisuke Dazai
5 Kafuji Prince, Yasunari Iwata
6 Meiner Rafflesia, Fuma Matsuwaka
7 Air Spinel, Yutaka Take
8 Namura Shingun, Kenichi Ikezoe
9 True Heart, Shinichiro Akiyama
10 Once in a Life, Yuichi Kitamura
11 Agnes Forte, Kohei Matsuyama
12 Red Eldest, Hirofumi Shii
13 Immortal, Suguru Hamanaka
14 Satono Diamond, Christophe Lemaire
15 Mikki Rocket, Ryuji Wada

The Kobe Shimbun Hai is one of the major preps for the Kikuka Sho(Japanese St.Leger).

2016 All Comers


Nakayama Racecourse features the grade two Sankei Sho All Comers on Sunday.
A total of 12 horses have been entered for the 2,200-meter race. The leading contenders could be Satono Noblesse, Gold Actor and Marialite.

The field is:

1 Satono Noblesse 6h 56 Yuichi Fukunaga
2 Courir Kaiser 7h 56 Hironobu Tanabe
3 Shonan Bach 5h 56 Keita Tosaki
4 Meiner Medalist 8h 56 Masami Matsuoka
5 Tsukuba Azuma O 5h 56 Yutaka Yoshida
6 Gold Actor 5h 58 Hayato Yoshida
7 Marialite 5m 56 Masayoshi Ebina
8 A Shin Max(GB) 6h 56 Syu Ishibashi
9 Action Star 6h 56 Takuya Ono
10 Samson's Pride 6h 56 Norihiro Yokoyama
11 One and Only 5h 57 Hiroyuki Uchida
12 Curren Mirotic 8g 56 Daichi Shibata

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Dream Valentino late surge in Tokyo Hai


Dream Valentino displayed an explosive stretch run in the hands of Yasunari Iwata to win the NAR grade two Tokyo Hai on the Ohi sloppy track Thursday afternoon. A 2-lengh behind, Corin Berry came second with another head back Platina Growth third. The final time for the 1,200-meter race was 1 minute 11.90 seconds.
Trained at JRA Ritto by T.Kayo, Dream Valentino is a 9-year-old black horse by Roses in May out of Cosmo Valenti, by Meiner Love.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Field of 2016 Tokyo Hai


Thursday sees the NAR grade two Tokyo Hai at Ohi track. A total of 15 horses have been entered for the 1,200-meter dirt event.
JRA entries are Danon Legend(USA), Corin Berry, Nobo Baccara, Kikuno Storm and Dream Valentino.
The field for the 1,200-meter dirt race is:

1 Major Athlete 7h 56 Joji Wada
2 Danon Legend(USA) 6h 57 Mirco Demuro
3 Corin Berry 5m 56 Kohei Matsuyama
4 Nobo Baccara 4c 56 Christophe Lemaire
5 Royal Crest 8h 56 Shigefumi Hattori
6 Miyagi Elvis 6h 56 Shuji Akaoka
7 Platina Growth 6g 56 Daisuke Mashima
8 Gaudy 8h 56 Ryo Akiamine
9 Amazing Tact 6h 56 Shogo Nakano
10 Looks that Kill 4c 56 Yushiyun Hayata
11 Meisho Percy 7h 56 Minoru Miyakawa
12 Kogyo Douglas 9h 56 Takehiro Kashiwagi
13 Kikuno Storm 7h 56 Hiroyuki Uchida
14 Dream Valentino 9h 58 Yasunari Iwata
15 Satono Tiger 8h 56 Takayuki Yano