A total of 16 horses will contest the grade three Chukyo Kinen on Sunday.
Fragarach bids for three consecutive victories in the Chukyo Kinen. His latest triumph was last year's Chukyo Kinen. The Chukyo specialist galloped a 800-meter in 53.80 seconds at Ritto Training Center on hill track.
Clarente attempts to amend the miserable result of the grade one Yasuda Kinen in which he finished a disappointing 10th. The multiple grade winner breezed a 800-meter in 51.70 seconds at Ritto on hill tack.
The Chykyo Kinen is for 3-year-olds and upward at Chukyo Racecourse running over 1,600 meters on turf.
The post time will be at 3:35 p.m. JST on Sunday.
The field is as follows:
pp HorseName, Rider
1 Clarente, Futoshi Komaki
2 Gestalt, Kyosuke Kokubun
3 T Up Gold, Yusaku Kokubun
4 Cuccagna, Hiroyasu Tanaka
5 Fragarach, Ryo Takakura
6 T M Otaka, Takayuki Kato
7 Blaze a Trail, Kota Fujioka
8 Majesty Hearts, Kazuma Mori
9 Kurofune Surprise, Yuichi Shibayama
10 Daiwa Maggiore, Masayoshi Ebina
11 Meiner Diavel, Ryuji Wada
12 Olivine, Koshiro Take
13 Satono Gallant, Hiroshi Kitamura
14 Mikki Dream, Keisuke Dazai
15 Sadamu Patek, Katsuharu Tanaka
16 Danon Yoyo, Suguru Hamanaka