A total of 17 horses will go for the grade three Sekiya Kinen at Niigata.
Danon Shark, a two-time grade winner at mile, finished a respectable fourth in the grade one Yasuda Kinen last outing. He worked for the race at Ritto Training Center on Wednesday morning, clocking in 55 seconds over 800 meters.
Majesty Hearts, who finished a close third to Sadamu Patek in the Chukyo Kinen on his latest run, had a final warm-up for the race with running a 1,200-meter in 84 seconds flat on Ritto CW course Wednesday.
Clarente, a multiple grade winner who beat subsequent world champ Just a Way in the Epsom Cup last season, has yet to produce his true run this season.
Satono Gallant aims at his first grade success, working a 800-meter in 56.60 seconds at the Miho training course.
Extra End, winner of the grade three Kyoto Kimpai earlier this season, attempts to bounce back from a disappointing finish in the Yasuda Kinen.
The starters will go to post in the Sekiya Kinen at 3:45 p.m. JST on Sunday, August 17.
The field for the 1,600-meter turf race is:
pp HorseName, AgeSex, Weight(Kgs), Rider
1 Satono Gallant, 5h, 56, Hiroshi Kitamura
2 Mikki Dream, 7h, 57, Keisuke Dazai
3 Rhein Blood, 8h, 56, Hayato Matoba
4 Blaze a Trail, 5h,56,Kota Fujioka
5 Excellente Cave, 5m, 54, Keita Tosaki
6 T Up Gold, 8h, 56, Yusaku Kokubun
7 Danon Shark, 6h,58,Hiroyuki Uchida
8 Sanrei Laser, 5h,56, Yuji Hishida
9 Tagano Burg, 3c, 53, Yasunari Iwata
10 Shonan Achieve, 3c,53, Yoshitomi Shibata
11 Majesty Hearts, 4c,56, Kazuma Mori
12 Mitra, 6g,56, Mario Esposito
13 Clarente, 5h,57, Hironobu Tanabe
14 Shiny Prince, 4c,56, Masayoshi Ebina
15 Extra End, 5h,56, Norihiro Yokoyama
16 Leo Active, 5h, 56, Yutaka Yoshida
17 Silk Earnest, 7h, 56, Hokuto Miyazaki