Saturday, November 17, 2018

Exciting finish in Tokyo Sports Hai Nisai

The four horses fougt out in the very final stage. At the wire, Nishino Daisy put his nose in front to win the Tokyo Sports Hai Nisai Stakes. Agulhas finished a head in front of Vin de Garde in second. Another nose back, Velox was fourth.
Masaki Katsuura was aboard the winner. The 1,800-meter race was run in 1:46.6 on firm ground.
Nishino Daisy, who has now won three of his four races, is a 2-year-old bay colt by Harbinger out of Nishino Hinagiku, by Agnes Tachyon.

Friday, November 16, 2018

2018 Tokyo Sports Hai Nisai Stakes

Saturday's main event at Tokyo is the grade three Tokyo Sports Hai Nisai Stakes for 2-year-olds.
The leading contenders among 16 entries could be: Catedral, Velox, Danon Luster, Ho O Sabel and Levolg.

The post position with jockeys for the 1,800-meter event is:

1-Hakusan Taiyo(by Black Tide) Masami Matsuoka
2-Nishino Daisy(by Harbinger) Masaki Katsuura
3-Catedral(by Heart's Cry) Yuichi Fukunaga
4-Agulhas(by Black Tide) William Buick
5-Vin de Garde(by Deep Impact) Cristian Demuro
6-Taurus Gemini(by King's Best) Ikuya Kowata
7-Velox(by Just a Way) Christophe Lemaire
8-Tosen Gimlet(by Deep Brillante) Kosei Miura
9-Danon Luster(by Deep Impact) Joao Moreira
10-Kurino Gaudi(by Screen Hero) Keita Tosaki
11-Naimama(by Danon Ballade) Daichi Shibata
12-Ho O Sabel(by Heart's Cry) Mirco Demuro
13-Meisun Hanafubuki(by Eishin Flash) Yukito Ishikawa
14-Admire Squall(by Deep Brillante) Hironobu Tanabe
15-Levolg(by Deep Impact) Ryan Moore
16-Go Timing(by Deep Impact) Yutaka Take

Field set for 2018 Mile Championship

A maximum field of 18 is set to run in the Mile Championship at Kyoto on Sunday.
Mozu Ascot(USA), winner of the g1 Yasuda Kinen, who comes here off a good second in the g2 Swan Stakes, drew post 8.
Grade one winner Aerolithe, finishing second in the g2 Mainichi Okan last out, drew post 15.
Last year's winner Persian Knight, who has finished fifth in the g3 Fuji Stakes last outing, drew post 2.
Al Ain, fourth in the g1 Tenno Sho Autumn last month, drew post 3.
Stelvio, runner-up in the Mainichi Okan, drew post 1.
Fuji Stakes winner Logi Cry and Mikki Glory, winner of the g3 Keisei Hai Autumn Handicap, drew post 7 and 10 respectively.

The post position with jockeys for the grade one 1,600-meter race is:

1-Stelvio, William Buick
2-Persian Knight, Mirco Demuro
3-Al Ain, Yuga Kawada
4-Black Moon, Suguru Hamanaka
5-He's in Love, Kota Fujioka
6-Jour Polaire, Yukito Ishikawa
7-Logi Cry, Cristian Demuro
8-Mozu Ascot(USA), Christophe Lemaire
9-Win Bright, Masami Matsuoka
10-Mikki Glory, Keita Tosaki
11-Gendarme(USA), Yutaka Take
12-Reine Minoru, Hirofumi Shii
13-Red Avancer, Yuichi Kitamura
14-Air Spinel, Yuichi Fukunaga
15-Aerolithe, Ryan Moore
16-Katsuji, Kohei Matsuyama
17-Lord Quest, Norihiro Yokoyama
18-Keiai Nautique, Yusuke Fujioka

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

2018 Mile Championship Nominations

The Mile Championship has 20 nominees including Aerolithe, Al Ain, Mozu Ascot(USA), Persian Knight and Stelvio.
The Mile Championship will be run on Sunday, November 18 at Kyoto racecourse.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Two foreign horses confirmed a 2018 Japan Cup run

Capri(IRE) and Thundering Blue(USA) have confirmed a run in the Japan Cup. They are scheduled to arrive in Japan on November 15.
The 2018 Japan Cup will be run on Sunday, November 25 at Tokyo.