Sunday, May 19, 2019

Loves Only You late charge in Japanese Oaks

Loves Only You produced a sensational late run to win the Japanese Oaks at Tokyo on Sunday. Mirco Demuro-driven Loves Only You got flied on the outside before getting up to the winning post in the Oaks record time of 2:22.8 for 2,400 meters on firm ground.
Curren Bouquetd'or was not able to hang on, finishing a neck behind the winner in second.
Another 2 1/2-length behind, Chrono Genesis finished third with Victoria fourth and Danon Fantasy fifth.
Loves Only You, who has now won four as many starts with more than 172 million jpn yen in career earnings, has raced under the train of Y. Yahagi and the color of DMM Dream Club Co. Ltd.
Northern Farm was the breeder of Loves Only You, a 3-year-old bay filly by Deep Impact out of Loves Only Me, by Storm Cat.

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Exciting finish in Heian Stakes

The Heian Stakes was won in an exciting finish at Kyoto on Saturday by Chuwa Wizard, who beat Mozu Attraction by a nose with another 1 1/4-length back Omega Perfume third.
The winner completed the 1,900-meter race under Yuga Kawada in 1:58.9 on fast track.
Chuwa Wizard, who has now won seven of his 11 races, is a 4-year-old brown colt by King Kamahameha out of Chuwa Blossom, by Durandal.

Friday, May 17, 2019

Field of 2019 Japanese Oaks

A field of 18 fillies is set to run in the Japanese Oaks(known as the Yushun Himba) at Tokyo over 2,400 meters on Sunday, May 19.
Chrono Genesis, winner of the g3 Queen Cup, who finished third in the Oka Sho(Japanese 1000 Guineas) last outing, drew post 2.
Contra Check, a strong front runner who won the g3 Flower Cup on her last race, drew post 3.
Juvenile filly champion Danon Fantasy, finishing fourth in the Oka Sho as favorite last outing, drew post 8.
Shigeru Pink Dia, runner-up in the Oka Sho, drew post 11.
Loves Only You, who won three as many starts with victory in the Wasurenagusa Sho last outing, drew post 14.

The post position with jockeys for the wide-open Oaks is:

1-Jodie, Miyabi Muto
2-Chrono Genesis, Yuichi Kitamura
3-Contra Check, Damian Lane
4-Schon Glanz, Yutaka Take
5-Aile Voix, Kohei Matsuyama
6-Aqua Mirabilis, Yusuke Fujioka
7-Shadow Diva, Yasunari Iwata
8-Danon Fantasy, Yuga Kawada
9-Win Zenobia, Masami Matsuoka
10-Curren Bouquetd'or, Akihide Tsumura
11-Shigeru Pink Dia, Ryuji Wada
12-Victoria, Keita Tosaki
13-Loves Only You, Mirco Demuro
14-Fairy Polka, Hideaki Miyuki
15-No One, Ryusei Sakai
16-Beach Samba, Yuichi Fukunaga
17-Meisho Shobu, Kenichi Ikezoe
18-Figlia Pura, Genki Maruyama

2019 Heian Stakes

A main event at Kyoto on Saturday, May 18 is the Heian Stakes for 4-year-olds and upwards over 1,900 meters on dirt.
The leading contenders are likely: Omega Perfume, Another Truth, Chuwa Wizard and Sunrise Soar.

The post position with jokcyes for the grade three race is:

1-Omega Perfume, Mirco Demuro
2-Sammaru Duke, Tomoharu Bushizawa
3-Glanzend, Hideaki Miyuki
4-Torakichi Shacho, Yuya Mizuguchi
5-Another Truth, Takuya Ono
6-Mozu Attraction, Kota Fujioka
7-Chuwa Wizard, Yuga Kawada
8-Sunrise Soar, Hironobu Tanabe
9-Jordan King, Yasunari Iwata
10-Highland Peak, Yutaka Take
11-Queen Mambo, Yuichi Kitamura
12-Meiner Ophir, Kyosuke Kokubun
13-Meisho Sumitomo, Futoshi Komaki
14-Meiner Yukitsubaki, Ryuji Wada
15-Satono Titan, Shu Ishibashi
16-London Town, Yusuke Fujioka

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Normcore wins Victoria Mile in record time

The grade one Victoria Mile was won in a thrilling finish at Tokyo on Sunday by Normcore, who got up to the line in the course record of 1:30.5 for 1,600 meters on firm ground. A neck behind, Primo Scene was second with another 1/2-length back Crocosmia third. Lucky Lilac was fourth, another nose behind. Damian Lane rode the winner to achieve his first JRA grade one victory.
Normcorre, trained by K. Hagiwara and owned by S. Iketani, has now won four in nine starts with more than 208 million jpn yen in career earnings.
Northern Racing was the breeder of Normcore, a 4-year-old grey filly by Harbinger out of Chronologist, by Kurofune.