Thursday, June 26, 2014

Gentildonna heads Takarazuka entries


Gentildonna is among the 12 horses entered to the 2014 Takarazuka Kinen. The 5-year-old mare finished third to Gold Ship in last year's Takarazuka, but she has since then scored a couple of g1 victories, namely, the Japan Cup and the Dubai Sheema Classic. She drew post 6. Yuga Kawada will be aboard.

The Takarazuka Kinen for 3-year-olds and upward will be contested on Sunday, June 29.

The field in drawing position order with age/sex, weight(in kgs) and rider for the 2,200-meter contest is as follow:

1 Hokko Brave 6h 58 Keita Tosaki
2 Denim and Ruby 4f 56 Suguru Hamanaka
3 Verxina 5m 56 Yuichi Fukunaga
4 Hit the Target 6h 58 Yutaka Take
5 Curren Mirotic 6g 58 Kenichi Ikezoe
6 Gentildonna 5m 56 Yuga Kawada
7 Win Variation 6h 58 Yasunari Iwata
8 Tosen Jordan 8h 58 Hiroyuki Uchida
9 Verde Green 6h 58 Hironobu Tanabe
10 Meisho Mambo 4f 56 Koshiro Take
11 Gold Ship 5h 58 Norihiro Yokoyama
12 Fame Game 4c 58 Hiroshi Kitamura

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