Monday, October 09, 2006
Sweep Tosho bests a male grade company
Sweep Tosho with Kenichi Ikezoe up bested a grade company of 10 males to win the Kyoto Daishoten(g2) Sunday afternoon at Kyoto. After the second favorite traveled the 2,400-meter distance on firm ground, the final time was 2 minutes 31.5 seconds.
A 3/4-lengh behind the winner, seventh pick Fast Tateyama got second with fifth pick Tosho Knight another neck away third. Inti Raimi, who backed as the favorite, was a disappointing seventh.
As the field made the final turn into the stretch, Sweep Tosho was placed on the inside. Ikezoe had been made to come inside. It seemed impossible that she could split between horses, but once Ikezoe found the room, she just got up to the line with an eye-catching turn of foot.
Posted by starsfaraway at 9:36 AM