Sunday, October 25, 2015

Kitasan Black takes Kikuka Sho

Kitasan Black, ridden by Hiroshi Kitamura, came out of the crowd in the final stage to win the Kikuka Sho(Japanese St. Leger) at Kyoto on Sunday. Kitamura forced the colt to squeeze between Musee Alien and Lia Fail before going into the front, and then denied challenge by Real Steel. The final time for the 3,000-meter turf trip was 3 minutes 3.90 seconds.
A neck behind, Real Steel finished second with another 1/2-length behind Lia Fail third.

Kitasan Black, owned by Ono Shoji and trained by H. Shimizu, has now won five in seven starts with more than 292 million jpn yen in career earnings. The 3-year-old bay colt by Black Tide out of Sugar Heart, by Sakura Bakushin O, was bred by Yanagawa Bokujo.

Danon Platina wins Fuji S
Danon Platina won by a nekc from Satono Aladdin in Saturday's Fuji Stakes at Tokyo. Third was Logotype, a 1 1/4-length behind the runner-up.
Masayoshi Ebina rode the winner with the final time of 1 minute 32.70 seconds over 1,600 meters on firm ground.
Danon Platina is a 3-year-old grey colt by Deep Impact out of Badeelah, by Unbridled's Song.

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