Sunday, April 19, 2015

Demuro guides Duramente to Satsuki Sho victory

Mirco Demuro guided Duramente to a 1 1/2-length victory in the Satsuki Sho(Japanese 2000 Guineas) at Nakayama this afternoon. The Italian jockey 

has now registered the fourth Satsuki Sho victory.
Real Steel was a 2 1/2-length bettern than Kitasan Black to finish second. Bright Emblem was fourth with Clarity Sky fifth in the field of 15 colts.

Within 100 meters to go, Real Steel pulled away from the rest, but Duramente flied past him on the outside for an easy victory.

On the final turn, Duramente crossed widely when switching from inside to outside. "I got scared on the final turn, but he runs extremely well.", Demuro 

Duramente has now won three in five start with more than 160 million jpn yen in career earnings for owner Sunday Racing Co. Ltd. and trainer N. Hori.
Northern Racing was the breeder of the 3-year-old bay colt, by King Kamehameha out of Admire Groove, by Sunday Silence.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Real Steel early favorite for 2015 Satsuki Sho

As of Saturday, Real Steel has been installed as the favorite for the Satsuki Sho(Japanese 2000 Guineas) at odds of 3.7(27/10). Satono Crown was the second favorite at 4.0(3/1) followed by Duramente 4.6(18-5). Kitasan Black was the fourth favorite at 9.2(41/5) and Bright Emblem 9.8(44/5) to follow.

Kurino Star O victory in Antares Stakes
Sixth favorite Kurino Star O stalked the pace under the control of Hideaki Miyuki to win the grade three Antares Stakes in 1 minute 49.60 seconds on the Hanshin 1,800-meter dirt course.
A 1/2-length behind, favorite Asia Express(USA) finished second with another neck away Namura Victory third.
Kurio Star O is a 5-eyar-old horse by Admire Boss out of Mayano Starlight, by Jade Robbery.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Field set for Satsuki Sho

A field is set to run for the Satsuki Sho(Japanese 2000 Guineas) at Nakayama Race Course on Sunday. A total of 15 colts have been entered to the grade one 2,000-meter classic race.

Satono Crown, undefeated clot in three starts, who comes into this classic off victory in the Yayoi Sho, drew post 8. Real Steel, winner of the Kyoto News Service Hai, who finished second in the Springs Stakes last outing, drew post 5. Duramente, who finished second in the Kyodo News Service Hai, drew post 2. Bright Emblem, second in the Yayoi Sho, drew post 1. Kitasan Black, a strong front runner who  remained undefeated with victory in the Springs Stakes, drew post 7.

pp HorseName, Rider
1 Bright Emblem, Hironobu Tanabe
2 Duramente, Mirco Demuro
3 Spirits Minoru, Manabu Sakai
4 Wonder Atleta, Daichi Shibata
5 Real Steel, Yuichi Fukunaga
6 Tagano Espresso, Yuji Hishida
7 Kitasan Black, Suguru Hamanaka
8 Satono Crown, Christophe Lemaire
9 Musee Alien, Yuichi Shibayama
10 Beruf, Keita Tosaki
11 Danon Liberty, Yasunari Iwata
12 Bell Lap, Kosei Miura
13 Komet, Takayuki Kato
14 Clarity Sky, Norihiro Yokoyama
15 Danon Platina, Masayoshi Ebina

A total of 16 horses have been entered to the grade three Antares Stakes for 4-year-olds and up on Saturday at Hanshin Race Coruse over 1,800 meters on dirt.

1 Tagano Gold, 4c, 56, Yuichi Kitamura
2 Sanrei Laser, 6h, 56, Kota Fujioka
3 Asia Express(USA), 4c, 57, Keita Tosaki
4 Namura Victor, 6h, 57, Mirco Demuro
5 Danon Batura, 4c, 56, Suguru Hamanaka
6 Isshin Dotai, 6h, 56, Ryuji Wada
7 Danon Come On, 9h, 56, Yuji Hishida
8 Tosho Freak, 8h, 56, Yusuke Fujioka
9 Mask Zorro(USA), 4c, 56, Christophe Lemaire
10 Summit Stone, 7h, 58, Manabu Sakai
11 Roman Legend, 7h, 58, Yasunari Iwata
12 Maruka Pregio, 7h, 56, Yuichi Fukunaga
13 Kurino Star O, 5h, 57, Hideaki Miyuki
14 Wide Bach, 6h, 57, Yutaka Take
15 Poison Black, 6h, 56, Shinji Fujita
16 Asukano Roman, 4c, 56, Keisuke Dazai

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

This Week's JRA Graded Races

The 75th running of the Satsuki Sho(Japanese 2000 Guineas) will be run on Sunday at Nakayama Race Course. A total of 19 colts have been nominated to the grade one 2,000-meter classic race.

Hanshin Race Course hosts the Antares Stakes for 4-year-olds and upward on Saturday. A total of 33 horses including NAR-trained Summit Stone have been nominated to the grade three 1,800-meter dirt event.