Sunday, December 25, 2011
Orfevre confirms best horse
Orfevre confirmed himself as the best horse in the country when he won the Arima Kinen at Nakayama on Sunday. The Stay Gold colt won the grade one 2,500-meter race in 2 minutes 36.00 seconds on firm ground.
Eishin Flash, a 3/4-length behind the winner, finished second with To the Glory finishing another neck back in third.
The reduced field of 13 horses went to post at 3:25 p.m. JST as scheduled.
Kenichi Ikezoe held Orfevre far off the pace early on, while Earnestly made all the running.
Orfevre made a move before the entering the final bend and followed up with a devastating acceleration. He just took the race up in the final 200 meters for the winning post.
Out of the Mejiro McQueen mare Oriental Art, Orfevre has raced under the color of Sunday Racing Co. Ltd. and the train of Y. Ikee with a record of 11-7-2-1. His career earnings boosted to 818+ million jp yen. Shadai Corporation Inc. was the breeder of the 3-year-old chestnut colt.
Posted by starsfaraway at 5:28 PM