Monday, October 12, 2015

Lovely Day triumphs Kyoto Daishoten

Lovely Day, the favorite of 10-horse field, squeezed between horses in the final stage to win the grade two Kyoto Daishoten at Kyoto Race Course on Monday. The 5-year-old horse covered the 2,400-meter race under Yuga Kawada in 2 minutes 23.60 seconds on firm ground.
Sounds of Earth came second, a 1 1/4-length behind, with Curren Mirotic finishing another 1/2-length back in third.
Lovely Day is a dark bay horse by King Kamehameha out of Popcorn Jazz, by Dance in the Dark.

Best Warrior(USA) gains second Nanbu Hai victory
Heavy favorite Best Warrior(USA) gained the Nanbu Hai victory in second consecutive years as he won the NAR grade one 1,600-meter race in 1 munte 36.80 seconds on the Morioka good track on Monday. The winning rider was Yuichi Fukunaga.
Best Warrior took the lead 200 meters from home before getting up to the winning post.
A 2-length behind, Tagano Tonnerre finished second with another nose back Wonder Acute third.
Best Warrior, bred by Buck Pond Farm Inc., is a 5-year-old horse by Majestice Warrior out of Flirtatious Miss, by Mr. Greeley.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

A Shin Hikari wins Mainichi by leading all the way

A Shin Hikari led from start to finish in winning the grade two Mainichi Okan in a strong field of 13  at Tokyo on Sunday. Yutaka Take rode the winner to complete the 1,800-meter trip in 1 minute 45.60 seconds.
A 1 1/4-length behind, Decipher finished second with another neck away Isla Bonita third.

A Shin Hikari is a 4-year-old grey colt by Deep Impact out of Catalina, by Storm Cat.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Field of Monday's Kyoto Daishoten

Kyoto's main event on Monday meeting will be the grade two Kyoto Daishoten.

Lovely Day, coming into this race off grade victories in the Naruo Kinen and Takarazuka Kinen, could be the one to watch. 

The field of the 2,400-meter Kyoto Daishoten is:

1 Lovely Day, 5h, 58, Yuga Kawada
2 One and Only, 4c, 57, Christophe Lemaire
3 Meisho Kampaku, 8h, 56, Kenichi Ikezoe
4 New Dynasty, 6h, 56, Kohei Matsuyama
5 Recondite, 5h, 56, Mirco Demuro
6 Hula Bride, 5m, 54, Manabu Sakai
7 Curren Mirotic, 7g, 56, Masayoshi Ebina
8 Lachesis, 5m, 55, Yutaka Take
9 Fauntleroy, 6h, 56, Daisaku Matsuda
10 Sounds of Earth, 4c, 56, Suguru Hamanaka

Friday, October 09, 2015

Field of Nanbu Hai

A field of 15 including six JRA horses has drawn for the NAR grade one Nanbu Hai, held at Morioka track on Monday, Oct 12.

Best Warrior, winner of this contest last year, drew post 12. Multiple grade one winner Wonder Acute drew post 14.

The field for the 1,600-meter dirt race is:

pp/Horse# HorseName, AgeSex, Weight(in kgs), Rider
1 Tagano Tonnerre, 5g, 57, K.Fujioka
2 Admire Royal, 8h, 57, S. Murakami
3 A Shin Beatlon, 9h, 57, K. Take
4 Nishino Kachizukushi, 6h, 57, M. Beppu
5 Air Laguiole, 7h, 57, K. Nango
6 Poison Black, 6h, 57, G. Banno 
7 Wat Rong Khun, 4c, 57, T. Yamamoto
8 Namura Titan, 9h, Y. Sakaguchi
9 Kanemasa Gold, 8g, 57, R. Takamatsu
10 Community, 5h, 57, M. Yamamoto
11 Oguri Time, 5h 57, Y. Ishikawa
12 Best Warrior(USA), 5h, 57, Y. Fukunaga
13 Happy Sprint, 4c, 57, M. Miyazaki
14 Wonder Acute, 9h, 57, R. Wada
15 Double Star, 6h, 57, A. Sekimoto

Strong Field _ Mainichi Okan

A strong field of 13 runners is set to run in the grade two Mainichi Okan, one of the major preps for the Tenno Sho Auturmn, to be run on Sunday, Oct. 11 at Tokyo Race Course.

The field for the 1,800-meter race is:

pp/Horse#, HorseName, AgeSex, Weight(in kgs), Rider
1 Grandezza, 6h, 56, Yuichi Fukunaga
2 Martinborough, 6h, 56, Yuga Kawada
3 Clarente, 6h, 56, Kosei Miura
4 Decipher, 6h, 57, Hirofumi Shii
5 Vincennes, 6h, 56, Norihiro Yokoyama
6 Isla Bonita, 4c, 57, Masayoshi Ebina
7 Ambitious, 3c, 54, Mirco Demuro
8 Tosen Stardom, 4c, 56, Hiroyuki Uchida
9 Danon Shark, 7h, 58, Yasunari Iwata
10 Real Impact, 7h, 58, Christophe Lemaire
11 Staphanos, 4c, 56, Keita Tosaki
12 Spielberg, 6h, 58, Hiroshi Kitamura
13 A Shin Hikari, 4c, 56, Yutaka Take