Sunday, August 21, 2016

Neorealism leads all the way in Sapporo Kinen

Neorealism led the field of 16 and went all the way to win the grade two Sapporo Kinen in the rainy Sapporo course. A 2-length behind, favorite Maurice finished second with Rainbow Line another neck back third. Christophe Lemaire steered the winner to cover the 2,000-meter distance in 2 minutes 1.70 seconds.
Neorealism is a 5-year-old horse by Neo Universe out of Tokio Reality, by Meadowlake.

Bakushin Teio superb late run in Kitakyushu Kinen

Bakushin Teio displayed a superb turn of foot in the very final stage to win the grade three Kitakyushu Kinen at Kokura. Race favorite Bel Canto finished second, a length behind. Another length back, Ono Michi finished third. Ridden by Kota Fujita, Bakushin Teio completed the 1,200-meter trip in 1 minute 8.50 seconds on firm ground.
Bakushin Teio is a 7-year-old horse by Sakura Bakushin O out of the Sunday Silence mare Out of the Whim.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Maurice tops field of 2016 Sapporo Kinen

Champion miler Maurice faces the 15 rivals as he runs in the grade two Sapporo Kinen at Sapporo on Sunday. He has exclusively run in the mile race last season. It will be the first time for him to run beyond 2,000 meters since May 2014 when he finished seventh in the grade two Kyoto Shimbun Hai.
The main opponents to Maurice will be Nuovo Record and Yamakatsu Ace.

The field for the 2,000-meter turf race is: 

1 Nuovo Record, 5m, 55, Hayato Yoshida
2 Rainbow Line, 3c, 54, Yuichi Fukunaga
3 Hagino Hybrid, 5h, 57, Yuji Hishida
4 Meisho Suzanna, 7m, 55, Hirofumi Shii
5 Logi Chalice, 4c, 57, Genki Maruyama
6 Meiner Frost, 5h, 57, Masami Matsuoka
7 Yamakatsu Ace, 4c, 57, Kenichi Ikezoe
8 Tosen Reve, 8h, 57, Douglas Whyte
9 Hit the Target, 8h, 57, Futoshi Komaki
10 Dantsu Cancer, 5m, 55, Masaki Katsuura
11 Super Moon, 7h, 57, Masayoshi Ebina
12 Red Solomon, 4c, 57, Yuichi Shibayama
13 Neorealism, 5h, 57, Christophe Lemaire
14 Red Reveur, 5m, 55, Ryusei Sakai
15 Maurice, 5h, 57, Joao Moreira
16 Derby Fizz, 6h, 57, Yasunari Iwata

2016 Kitakyushu Kinen

Sunday's main event at Kokura will be the grade three Kitakyushu Kinen for 3yo+. 13 horses have been entered for the 1,200-meter handicap race.

The leading contenders could be Bel Canto, Ono Michi, Lovers Point and Princess Moon.

The field is:

1 Rhein Spirit, 5h, 55, Hideaki Miyuki
2 Yamaninpetitgateau, 7m, 51, Issei Murata
3 Rose Miracle, 6h, 54, Kohei Matsuyama
4 Belle Lumiere, 5m, 53, Keisuke Dazai
5 Bel Canto, 5m, 56, Mirco Demuro
6 Meisho Liner, 6h, 54, Dario Vargiu
7 Meiner Eternel(IRE), 6h, 54, Ryuji Wada
8 Ono Michi, 5h, 54, Yuga Kawada
9 Bakushin Teio, 7h, 54, Kota Fujioka
10 Fleur City, 5m, 50, Eishin Yoshi
11 Princess Moon, 6m, 54, Yuichi Kitamura
12 Just Doing, 4c, 54, Syu Ishibashi
13 Lovers Point, 6m, 51, Fuma Matsuwaka

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Graceful Leap leads field to win Summer Champion

Futoshi Komaki-steered Graceful Leap was never behind in the 1,400-meter trip to win the NAR grade three Summer Champion in 1 minute 25.70 seconds at Saga track Thursday.
A 4-length behind, Wonder Coroar was second with another 3/4-length back Tagano Tonnerre third.
Trained at JRA Ritto by S. Hashiguchi, Graceful Leap is a 6-year-old chestnut horse by Gold Allure out of Rabbit Foot, by Seeking the Gold.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

2016 NAR G3 Summer Champion

The NAR grade three Summer Champion will be run on Thursday afternoon at Saga Track.
12 runners have been entered for the 1,400-meter dirt event.
JRA entries are Fumino Falcon, Gracefull Leap, Wonder Coroar, Tagano Tonnerre and Million Volts(USA).

The field is:

1 T M Chikara 6h 52 J. Tanaka
2 Faisei Mustang 7h 52 J. Yoshida
3 Fumino Falcon 6h 53 D. Matsuda
4 Graceful Leap 6h 57 F. Komaki
5 Copano Express 6h 52 H. Yoshihara
6 Wonder Coroar 7h 55 H. Miyuki
7 Tagano Tonnerre 6g 57.5 Y. Kawada
8 Kassai 5h 52 T. Nishigawa
9 Mikki Hennessy 7h 52 S. Hatanaka
10 Meiner Strano 6h 52 T. Kawashima
11 Million Volts(USA) 7g 53 Y. Fukunaga
12 Kaaba 7h 52 H. Watanabe