Sunday, October 16, 2011
Aventura wins Shuka Sho
The Shuka Sho was won this afternoon at Kyoto Racecourse by second favorite Aventura, who completed the 2,000-meter distance in 1 minute 58.20 seconds under the hands of Yasunari Iwata. Second was, a 1 1/4-length behind the winner, Kyowa Jeanne who was a 1 1/4-length better than race favorite Whale Capture.
It was a great performance by Aventura that has now won four in six starts(winning her last three) with more than 179 million jp yen in career earnings.
Coming on to the backstretch, Memorial Year had a clear lead. Far behind the leader, Aventura sailed a sole second, a head of the big pack of horses.
Right after turning into the homestretch, Aventura took the lead. Kyowa Jeanne and Whale Capture moved up into challenge, but their efforts were not good enough. Aventura ran on better than anyone.
Aventura is a 3-year-old filly by Jungle Pocket out of the Sunday Silence mare Admire Sunday. Owned by Carrot Farm and trained by K.Sumii, the bay filly was bred in Hokkaido by Northern Farm.
Posted by starsfaraway at 5:58 PM