Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Prep results for 2007 Sprinters Stakes

Sep 9 Centaur Stakes at Hanshin
The Centaur Stakes was won by Sans Adieu, who dominated the 15 rivals in the 1,200-meter turf. Under the hand of Yuga Kawada, Sans Adieu with full of speed got into front outside 200 meters from home. When he did so, the rest were far behind. He just galloped to the winning post in 1 minute 7.10 seconds. It was a 5-length behind that Kanoya Zakura finished second with Kinshasa no Kiseki third and Alluring Voice fourth.

Sep 9 Keisei Hai Autumn Handicap at Nakayama
King's Trail produced a superb late run to take the Keisei Hai Autumn Handicap Handicap. It was a 1 3/4-length victory for him who broke out of the pack in the stretch. Camphor Best took second, a 3/4- length before third-placed Meiner Segal with Michael Barows fourth. Katsuharu Tanaka was aboard the winner to get home in 1 minute 32.60 seconds on the 1,600-meter firm ground.

Aug 26 Keeneland Cup at Sapporo
Fourth favorite Couverture, ridden by Norihiro Yokoyama, chased the pace before drawing from the pack in the last 200 meters for the winning run. Second, a half-length behind, was second favorite Agnes Raspberry, followed by another nose back Wild Shout(USA) third. Final time was 1 minute 8.60 seconds for the 1,200-meter turf trip.

Aug 12 Kitakyushu Kinen at Kokura
11th pick Kyowa Roaring took the center stage on the Kokura Sunday meeting to gain an upset victory in the Kitakyushu Kinen by producing an outstanding late run. Sixth pick Alluring Voice took second, a neck behind the winner and a half-length before third-placed Y Cube in the field of 16 runners. Koichi Tsunoda guided the winner to complete the 1,200-meter turf in 1 minute 7.70 seconds. Kyowa Roaring returned 7,300 yen for win.

Centaur Stakes runners have a good record, recording 4 firsts, 2 seconds and 3 thirds in the last 7 years. A runner who takes a good position at final bend could have a good chance.Good run of form in recent starts is essential.

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