Sunday, July 27, 2014

Roman Legend takes Elm Stakes in final stride


Roman Legend was ahead of Kurino Star O in the final stride to win the Elm Stakes at Sapporo.The two confronted in a exciting ding-dong battle throughout the stretch. A neck separated the two. Incantation was a 5-length behind Kurino Star O to finish third in the field of 13. Yasunari Iwata was aboard the winner, covering the 1,700-meter distance in 1 minute 41.90 seconds on good surface.

Roman Legend, who had been off the course for more than six months due to leg injury, scored his first victory since winning the NAR grade one Tokyo Daishoten Dec. 2012.

Trained by H. Fujiwara and owned by Y. Ota, Roman Legend is a 6-year-old horse by Special Week and Personal Legend, by Awesome Again.

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