Friday, August 08, 2014

Kokura Kinen preview


The grade three Kokura Kinen is a handicap race for 3-year-olds and up at Kokura Racecourse over 2,000 meters on turf.

Last Impact comes back to the course after a poor run in the Tenno Sho Spring. He won the Kokura Daishoten at the same course earlier this season.

Meisho Naruto, winner of this race last season, carries the top weight of 57.5 kgs coming off the Tanabata Sho victory. He appealed good form at his final workout Wednesday, running a 1,200-meter in 83.60 seconds at Kokura.

Satono Noblesse, who won the grade two event this season, returns to action after a short break. He worked a 1,200-meter in 83.20 seconds at Ritto Wednesday morning.

The field is:

pp HorseName, Rider
1 Meisho Naruto, Hironobu Tanabe
2 Madeira, Ryo Takakura
3 Tamuro Sky, Manabu Sakai
4 Oto Dragon, Shogo Hatabata
5 Mikino Banjo, Hideaki Miyuki
6 Kanetoshi Dios, Yuji Nakai
7 Tagano Gufo, Futoshi Komaki
8 Boreas, Kyosuke Kokubun
9 Satono Noblesse, Ryuji Wada
10 New Dynasty, Suguru Hamanaka
11 Rosen Konig, Koshiro Take
12 D'accord, Kohei Matsuyama
13 Martinborough, Yusuke Fujioka
14 Last Impact, Yuga Kawada

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