Beat Black, the outsider of 18 horses, won the Tenno Sho Spring this afternoon by 4 lengths from Tosen Jordan. Third was, another 2 lengths behind, Win Variation with another neck away Jaguar Mail fourth.
Orfevre, the 1.3 favorite, finished a disappointing 11th place. He was a dead-heat with Hiruno d'Amour.
Syu Ishibashi steered Beat Black to complete the 3,200-meter in 3 minutes 13.80 seconds on firm ground.
The race was run at a good pace as Golden Hind made the running followed by Beat Black. The two opened up a huge lead on the backstretch for the second time. Beat Black took a lead from Golden Hind on the final turn. From there, he galloped all the way to the line.
Beat Black became the longest-priced winner in the history of the Tenno Sho Spring. He returned 15,960 jp yen for win as 14th favorite.
H. Nakamura and K. Maeda trains and owns, respectively, Beat Black, who has now won six in 28 career starts with 302 jp yen in career earnings.
Bred by North Hills Management, Beat Black is a 5-year-old black horse by Miscast out of the Brian's Time mare Alarm Call.