Friday, September 30, 2011

Strong Foreign Entrants In Sprinters Stakes

The three foreign entrants in the 16-horse field of the Sprinters Stakes look to be as strong as ever.

Rocket Man(AUS) of Singapore, coming into the grade one Sprinters off victory of the Singapore KrisFlyer International Sprint, has not lost in his last five runs. He can handle the firm ground.
Lucky Nine(IRE) and Green Birdie(NZ), who displayed a good form of run in the Centaur Stakes at Hanshin three week ago, may have another big run.

The top local entry will be Curren Chan. The 4-year-old filly, who has run very well this season with 4 wins in 5 starts, has a chance to get the first grade one title.

The 45th Sprinters Stakes, grade one
Sunday, October 2, 2011
Nakayama Race-11 3:40pm
3yo+ 1,200-meter turf right-handed

1/Lucky Nine(IRE)/4g/57/Brett Prebble
2/Keiai Aston/6h/57/Hiroki Goto
3/Pas de Trois/4c/57/Katsumi Ando
4/A Shin Rigil/4f/55/Hironobu Tanabe
5/Rocket Man(AUS)/6g/57/Felix Coetzee
6/San Carlo/5h/57/Yutaka Yoshida
7/Fifth Petal/5h/57/Norihiro Yokoyama
8/Dasher Go Go/4c/57/Yuga Kawada
9/Headliner/7g/57/Hideaki Miyuki
10/Curren Chan/4f/55/Kenichi Ikezoe
11/Tokai Mystery/5m/55/Yuichi Kitamura
12/Urbanity/7h/57/Hiroshi Kitamura
13/B B Guldan/7h/57/Tetsuzo Sato
14/A Shin Virgo/4f/55/Yuichi Fukunaga
15/Sandalphon/8h/57/Manabu Sakai
16/Green Birdie(NZ)/8g/57/Tye Angland

Monday, September 26, 2011

Orfevre gets off good start in Kobe

On September 25 at Hanshin Racecourse, Orfevre got off to a good start toward the Kikuka Sho when he gained a 2 1/2-length victory in the grade two Kobe Shimbun Hai.

Orfevre dominated the 3-year-old classic races having won the Satsuki Sho and the Japanese Derby ealier this season. If he wins the Kikuka Sho, he will become the seventh Triple Crown winner.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Three Foreigners To Run in Sprinters S

Rocket Man(AUS) of Singapore arrived Japan on September 18 to race the 2011 Sprinters Stakes at Nakayama October 2.
In addition to Rocket Man, Green Birdie(NZ) and Lucky Nine(IRE) will run in the grade one Sprinters S.

Friday, September 09, 2011

Three Japanese to Arc de Triomphe

The three Japanese horses may run in the 2011 Prix de LArc de Triomphe at Longchamp.
Before the world famous race, Hiruno DAmour and Nakayama Festa prep in the Prix Foy at Longchamp, while Nakayama Knight will race in the Prix Niel as the prep race this weekend.

Note: Victoire Pisa returned to France to take on the Arc de Triomphe, but he came home back from France due to leg problem.

Thursday, September 08, 2011

JRA 2011 Fall Season Kicks Off

JRA 2011 Fall season will kick off September 10th at Nakayama and Hanshin Racecourses. On that day, Hanshin holds the grade three Asahi Challenge Cup.

Green Birdie(NZ) and Lucky Nine(IRE) arrived in Japan on September 1 to take on in the grade one Sprinters Stakes at Nakayama. Before the grade one sprinter race, the two Hong Kong-trained horses are scheduled to run in the Centaur Stakes at Hanshin on September 11.