Surprises are occasional. Three of the last 10 favorites have won. During the last 10 years, the longest priced winner is the 38.5(75/2) 11th pick Sweep Tosho in 2005.
Runners who have raced at Tenno Sho Spring prior to Takarazuka have a good record, recording four firsts, five seconds and two thirds in the last 10 years.
Performance of last time out is important. Last-out winners have finished four firsts, four seconds and three thirds in the last 10 Takarazuka runnings.