Sunday, July 24, 2016

Levante Lion(USA) triumphs Hakodate Nisai


The Hakodate Nisai Stakes for 2-year-olds was won in record time by Levante Lion(USA), who drew away from the rest in the mid-stretch. A 1/2-length behind, Monde Can Know ran second with another 1 1/4-length back Time Trip third.
Kosei Miura steered Levante Lion to get past the line in 1 minute 9.20 seconds for the Hakodate 1,200-meter turf course.
USA-bred Levante Lion is a 2-year-old dark bay colt by Pioneerof the Nile out of Ghostly Darkness, by Shostzapper. 

Garibaldi flourishes in Chukyo Kinen
Garibaldi won the wide-open Chukyo Kinen at Chukyo Racecourse under Yuichi Fukunaga on Sunday. He won it by a 3/4-length in 1 minute 33.60 seconds for the Chukyo 1,600-meter turf course.
Peak Tran finished a 1/2-length before Kento O in second.
Garibaldi is a 5-year-old bay horse by Deep Impact out of Shenck, by Zafonic.

Friday, July 22, 2016

JRA Graded Races on Sunday, July 24


The Toyota Sho Chukyo Kinen will be run on Sunday, July 24 at Chukyo Racecourse.
16 horses will run in the grade three 1,600-meter race.
The leading contenders could be: Dashin Blaze(USA), Tosho Drafter, Danon Liberty and Peak Tram.

The field is:

1 Chaosmos, 6h, 56, Fuma Matsuwaka
2 Wakino Brave, 6h, 56, Douglas Whyte
3 Smart Orion, 6h, 57.5, Koshiro Take
4 Meiner Aurato, 5h, 56, Kohei Matsuyama
5 Tagano Etoile, 5m, 53, Manabu Sakai
6 Tosho Drafter, 3c, 54, Hironobu Tanabe
7 Peak Tram, 5h, 56, Futoshi Komaki
8 Dashing Blaze(USA), 4c, 56, Christophe Lemaire
9 Curren Che Carina, 6m, 53, Katsuma Sameshima
10 Alma Divin, 6m, 53, Hideaki Miyuki
11 Danon Liberty, 4c, 56, Yutaka Take
12 Kento O, 4c, 56, Ryuji Wada
13 Garibaldi, 5h, 55, Yuichi Fukunaga
14 Dance Amiga, 5m, 53, Mark Du Plessis
15 Tagano Espresso, 4c, 55, Mirco Demuro
16 Dahlonega, 7h, 55, Kota Fujioka

The Hakodate Nisai Stakes, the first grade race of the season for 2-year-olds, will be held on Sunday at Hakodate Racecourse.
The possible leading contenders are: Monde Can Konw, Barringer, Demoiselle and Levante Lion(USA).

The field for the grade three 1,200-meter race is:

1 Neko World(Nobo Jack) c Hayato Yoshida
2 Fukuno Qualia(Kinshasa no Kiseki) c Kazuo Yokoyama
3 The Best Ever(Kinshasa no Kiseki) c Yukito Ishikawa
4 Mellow Breeze(Screen Hero) f Yoshihiro Furukawa
5 Time Trip(Lord Ultima) c Genki Maruyama
6 Monde Can Know(Kinshasa no Kiseki) c Keita Tosaki
7 Rush Out(Came Home) c Kazuma Harada
8 Barringer(Stay Gold) c Suguru Hamanaka
9 Band on the Run(Suzuka Causeway) c Masaaki Kuwamura
10 Royal Major(Daiwa Major) f Shota Kato
11 Pink Dogwood(South Vigorous) f Mitsuyuki Miyazaki
12 Levante Lion(USA) (Pioneer of the Nile) c Kosei Miura
13 Pod Genie(Street Sense) f Masami Matsuoka
14 Demoiselle(Shonan Kampf) f Kenichi Ikezoe
15 Gershwin(Admire Max) c Masaki Katsuura
16 Rana Azzurra(Pyro) f Yuichi Shibayama

Monday, July 18, 2016

Souther Strong Finish in Mercury C


Strong Souther pulled away from the rest at around 200 meters from home, winning the NAR grade three Mercury Cup on Monday afternoon at Morioka Racetrack.
A 2-length behind, Time's Arrow ran second with Meiner Baika finishing another nose back in third. Hironobu Tanabe was aboard Strong Souther to compete the 2,000-meter distance in 2 minutes 2.40 seconds on fast track.
Trained at JRA Miho by T.Kubota, Strong Souther is a 5-year-old bay horse by Heart's Cry out of Eventail, by Lear Fan.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Meiner Milano coast-to-coast victory in Hakodate


Meiner Milano set the pace to win the grade three Hakodate Kinen at Hakodate on Sunday.
A 2-length behind, Katie Pride came second with another 1 1/2-length back Tsukuba Azuma O third. Yuji Tannai guided the winner to compete the 2,000-meter trip in 1 minute 59 seconds flat on firm ground.
Meiner Milano is a 6-year-old chestnut horse by Stay Gold out of Pearl Barley, by Polish Precedent.

2016 Mercury Cup


The NAR grade three Mercury Cup will be held on Monday, July 18 at Morioka Racetrack. 
14 horses have been entered for the 2,000-meter dirt race.
JRA entries are Meiner Bounce, Solitary King, Meiner Baika, Grand City and Strong Souther.

1 Time's Arrow 8h 54 Daisuke Mashima
2 Shonan Daichi 6h 54 Mayu Suzuki
3 Meiner Bounce 7h 54 Yuji Tannai
4 Omega Sparking 7h 54 Shunri Sugawara
5 Namura Victor 7h 55 Takafumi Hattori
6 Solitary King 9h 58 Keita Tosaki
7 High Frontier 6h 54 Kazen Nango
8 Erobeat 7g 55 Hiroto Yoshihara
9 Keiai Leone 6h 55 Fumio Matoba
10 Meiner Baika 7h 55 Daichi Shibata
11 Grand City 9h 55 Akihide Tsumura
12 Courage d'Or 6h 54 Mirco Demuro
13 Strong Souther 5h 55 Hironobu Tanabe
14 Meiner Corundum 7h 54 Shinobu Murakami