Monday, July 21, 2014

Nice Meet You takes Mercury Cup in record time


Nice Meet You got past Chrysolite near the finish line to win the NAR grade three Mercury Cup in record time this afternoon at Morioka. A 1/2-length separated by the two. Civil War finished a 2 1/2-length behind Chrysolite in third. Summit Stone was fourth with race favorite Solitary King fifth.

Futoshi Komaki was aboard the winner with the final time of 2 minutes 1.90 seconds for the 2,000-meter distance on fast surface. This was Nice Meet You's first triumph since March 3, 2013 when he scored the Ninagawa Stakes victory at Hanshin.

Trained at JRA Ritto by Kojiro Hashiguchi, Nice Meet You is a 6-year-old bay horse by Kingkamehameha and the Fire Maker mare Roza Robata(USA).

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