Monday, October 12, 2015

Lovely Day triumphs Kyoto Daishoten


Lovely Day, the favorite of 10-horse field, squeezed between horses in the final stage to win the grade two Kyoto Daishoten at Kyoto Race Course on Monday. The 5-year-old horse covered the 2,400-meter race under Yuga Kawada in 2 minutes 23.60 seconds on firm ground.
Sounds of Earth came second, a 1 1/4-length behind, with Curren Mirotic finishing another 1/2-length back in third.
Lovely Day is a dark bay horse by King Kamehameha out of Popcorn Jazz, by Dance in the Dark.


Best Warrior(USA) gains second Nanbu Hai victory
Heavy favorite Best Warrior(USA) gained the Nanbu Hai victory in second consecutive years as he won the NAR grade one 1,600-meter race in 1 munte 36.80 seconds on the Morioka good track on Monday. The winning rider was Yuichi Fukunaga.
Best Warrior took the lead 200 meters from home before getting up to the winning post.
A 2-length behind, Tagano Tonnerre finished second with another nose back Wonder Acute third.
Best Warrior, bred by Buck Pond Farm Inc., is a 5-year-old horse by Majestice Warrior out of Flirtatious Miss, by Mr. Greeley.

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