Sunday, November 22, 2015

Maurice confirms best miler in Mile Championship


Maurice proved himself the best miler in the country when he won the Mile Championship on Sunday at Kyoto Race Course. In the hands of Ryan Moore, Maurice rallied on the stretch to win the grade one 1,600-meter race in 1 minute 32.80 seconds on firm ground. A 1 1/4-length behind, Fiero finished second with another neck back Isla Bonita third. Satono Aladdin finished, another nose back, fourth.

Maurice won the Yasuda Kinen last June to dominate the grade one mile division this season. Trained by N. Hori and owned by K. Yoshida, he has now registered seventh victory of his 12 races with more than 313 million jpn yen in career earnings.
Maurice, a 4-year-old bay colt by Screen Hero out of the Carnegie mare Mejiro Frances, was bred by Togawa Farm.

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