As of Saturday, Gold Ship has been installed as the 2.9(19/10) favorite for the Takarazuka Kinen. Win Variation was the 3.1(21/10) second favorite. Getildonna was the 4.6(18/5) fourth favorite followed by Meisho Mambo 9.5(17/2).
Gold Ship has a good chance to gain a back-to-back Takarazuka victory if his stamina comes into play. The soft ground would be welcomed.
Win Variation, who had finished second in the grade one event in the four occasions, seeks his first grade one glory.
Gentildonna likes running on the firm ground. Her connections are confident that she is going to run her race. They don't want the ground too soft.
Meisho Mambo, one of the best fillies in her generation, attempts to come out on top in the male grade company.
The 12 runners will go to post at 3:40 p.m. JST on Sunday, June 29.