Friday, July 25, 2014

Elm Stakes preview


13 horses line up for the grade three Elm Stakes, a feature race on the Sapporo Sunday meeting.

Jebel Musa is looking for his first grade glory after finding a few horses ahead of him on his recent starts. He worked  a 1,200-meter in 83.10 seconds at Hakodate on dirt track Wednesday morning.

Brightline has plenty of time to prepare for this race after finishing fifth in the Godolphin Mile. He had a final workout at Hakodate Wednesday, galloping a 1,000-meter in 67.80 seconds.

Having suffered a leg injury to make him sidelined for more than 6 months, Roman Legend is making his first start of the season. The multiple grade winner had a workout at Hakodate Wednesday, running a 1,000-meter in 66.50 seconds on dirt surface. 

Solor has recently shown good form in the dirt division. He won the grade three March Stakes and followed up with second in the grade three Heian Stakes.

The starters will go to post at 3:25 p.m. JST on Sunday, July 27, 2014.

The field for the 1,700-meter dirt race is as follows:

pp HorseName, Jockey
1 Fleet Street, Hayato Yoshida
2 Brightline, Yuichi Fukunaga
3 Solor, Kohei Matsuyama
4 Uncoiled(FR), Yuji Hishida
5 Grape Brandy, Yuichi Kitamura
6 Grand Prix Blood, Kosei Miura
7 A Shin Moreover, Shinji Fujita
8 Roman Legend, Yasunari Iwata
9 Asuka Kurichan, Nash Rawiller
10 Kurino Star O, Hideaki Miyuki
11 Courir Passion, Akihide Tsumura
12 Incantation, Takuya Ono
13 Jebel Musa, Hironobu Tanabe

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