Sunday, August 17, 2014

Clarente rallies Sekiya Kinen

Clarente rallied on the outside to win the grade three Sekiya Kinen in 1 minute 32.50 seconds at Niigata on firm ground this afternoon. This was his first victory since June 9, 2013 when he triumphed the Epsom Cup.

Within 200 meters to go, Danon Shark and Satono Gallant got away from the rest with Clarente making up ground rapidly, and then Hironobu Tanabe forced Clarente to the front and just strolled home. Danon Shark did his best by finishing a 1/2-length behind in second. Satono Gallant, who recovered from the bad start, finished another 3/4-length away in third.

Clarente(Dance in the Dark - Erimo Pixy, by Dancing Brave) has now recorded six wins in 22 career starts for trainer K. Hashiguchi and owner S. Maeda. North Hills Management was the breeder of the 5-year-old horse.

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