Sunday, February 28, 2016

Return of Duramente is great success in Nakayama

Last year's dual classic winner Duramente returned to the course after 9-month layoff with victory of the grade two Nakayama Kinen Sunday.
The favorite drew away from the rest at the middle of the stretch en route to winning by a neck from Ambitious, who came flying late. Another 1/2-length behind, Real Steel was third place. Mirco Demuro was aboard the winner to complete the 1,800-meter in 1 minute 45.90 seconds on firm ground.
Duramente is a 3-year-old bay colt by King Kamehameha out of Admire Groove, by Sunday Silence.

Mikki Isle leads all the way in Hankyu Hai
Race favorite Mikki Isle led all the way to win the grade three 1,400-meter Hankyu Hai in 1 minute 19.90 seconds under Kohei Matsuyama. A 3/4-length behind, Omega 
Vendetta was second with Bravissimo another neck away third.
Mikki Isle is a 5-year-old bay horse by Deep Impact out of Star Isle, by Rock of Gibraltar.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Thrilling blanket-finish of Arlington Cup

The grade three Arlington Cup for 3-year-olds was won in a thrilling blanket-finish by fourth favorite Rainbow Line, who beat Dantsu Prius by a nose. Roi Absolu came third, another nose back.
Rainbow Line, a bay colt by Stay Gold out of Regenbogen, by French Deputy, covered the 1,600-meter trip in 1 minute 34.10 seconds under Mirco Demuro at Hanshin on firm ground.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Duramente heads field of Nakayama Kinen

Dual classic winner Duramente tops the strong field of 11 entered for the grade two Nakayama Kinen at Nakayama Race Course Sunday.
Duramente, the likely favorite, makes the first appearance on the course since winning the Japanese Derby last May.
Among other entrants for the 1,800-meter race is near classic winner Real Steel, 2014 Satsuki Sho winner Isla Bonita, 2013 Satsuki Sho winner Logotype and grade winner Ambitious.

The field is:

1 Satono Gallant, 7h, 56, Yuichi Shibayama
2 Real Steel, 4c, 55, Yuichi Fukunaga
3 Logotype, 6h, 57, Hironobu Tanabe
4 Meiner Lacrima, 8h, 56, Daichi Shibata
5 Fluky, 6h, 56, Keita Tosaki
6 Isla Bonita, 5h, 57, Masayoshi Ebina
7 Last Impact, 6h, 56, Francis Berry
8 Red Raven(USA), 6h, 56, Yoshitomi Shibata
9 Duramente, 4c, 57, Mirco Demuro
10 Ambitious, 4c, 55, Christophe Lemaire
11 Chaosmos, 6h, 56, Hiroyuki Uchida


The Hankyu Hai, one of the major preps for the Takamatsunomiya Kinen, will be run Sunday at Hanshin Race Course.
A total of 18 horses have been entered for the wide-open 1,400-meter race.

The field is: 

1 Daiwa Maggiore, 7h, 56, Ryo Takakura
2 Lelouch, 8h, 56, Makoto Sugihara
3 Bravissimo, 4c, 56, Yuga Kawada
4 Hiruno Devaro, 5h, 56, Hirofumi Shii
5 Mikki Love Song, 5h, 56, Futoshi Komaki
6 Teehaff, 6h, 56, Kenichi Ikezoe
7 Sudden Storm, 7h, 56, Koshiro Take
8 Meiner Aurato, 5h, 56, Genki Maruyama
9 Let's Go Donki, 4f, 55, Yasunari Iwata
10 Danon Shark, 8h, 57, Fabrice Veron
11 Omega Vendetta, 5g, 56, Yutaka Take
12 Sakajiro Royal, 8h, 56, Yusaku Kokubun
13 Mikki Isle, 5h, 57, Kohei Matsuyama
14 Zelos, 7h, 56, Tsubasa Iwasaki
15 Eire Breeze, 6h, 56, Kota Fujioka
16 Meiner Eternel(IRE), 6h, 56, Shane Foley
17 Tagano Burg, 5h, 56, Shinichiro Akiyama
18 Kento O, 4c, 56, Ryuji Wada


15 three-year-old colts will contend the first prize of the grade three Arlington Cup at Hanshin Race Course Saturday.

The field for the 1,600-meter turf race is:

1 Madidi(USA), Shane Foley
2 Pearl Future, Christophe Lemaire
3 Wave Hero, Ryuji Wada
4 Meisho Kanesada, Manabu Sakai
5 Ball Lightning, Yuichi Fukunaga
6 Rainbow Line, Mirco Demuro
7 Sigerunokogirizame, Keisuke Dazai
8 Lord Blade, Kenichi Ikezoe
9 Leonardo, Yuga Kawada
10 Urban Kid, Francis Berry
11 Hiruno Magellan, Yoshihiro Furukawa
12 Dantsu Prius, Genki Maruyama
13 Vip Lively, Futoshi Komaki
14 Odysseus, Yutaka Take
15 Roi Absolu, Fabrice Veron


Brief Horseracing News

392.1(191/5) 14th pick Ginza Victoria won the race 11 at Ohi Thursday to become the longest-priced winner in Ohi racing history. 

Moanin(USA), recent winner of the February Stakes, will be heading for the Kashiwa Kinen to be run on May 5 at NAR Funabashi track. Copano Rickey and Best Warrior(USA) will also run in the grade one 1,600-meter dirt race.

Leontes and Air Spinel will meet again in the March 6 Yayoi Sho before the Satsuki Sho(Japanese 2000 Guineas). Makahiki, undefeated in two starts, will also run in the 2,000-meter race.

Timber Country(USA)(Woodman - Fall Aspen, by Pretense) died at Lex Stud Tuesday. The 24-year-old stallion produced multiple grade one winner Admire Don and the mares of Copano Rickey and Last Impact.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Feb.27-28 JRA Grade Races

A strong field of Sunday's Nakayama Kinen is expected.
A total of 14 horses have been nominated to the grade two 1,800-meter race at Nakayama racecoruse.
The nominations include Duramente, Real Steel, Isla Bonita, Last Impact, Ambitious and Logotype.
The international horses have recently won the Nakayama Kinen such as Nuovo Record(2015), Just a Way(2014), Nakayama Knight(2013) and Victoire Pisa(2011).

The Hankyu Hai to be run on Sunday at Hanshin racecourse has a total of 20 nominations.
The nominations include Mikki isle, Let's Go Donki, Mikki Love Song and Omega Vendetta.

The grade three Arlington Cup for 3yo with a total of 19 nominations will be run on Saturday at Hanshin Racecourse.
The nominations include Los Cabos, Ball Lightning, Roi Absolu, Urban Kid and Yu Change.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Moanin(USA) wins February S in record time

Second favorite Moanin(USA), ridden superbly by Mirco Demuro, set a new record timer for the Tokyo 1,600-meter dirt course as he won the grade one February Stakes in 1 minute 34 seconds flat Sunday. The 4-year-old colt quickened up into the front at around 200 meters to go, and he remained drawing clearly to the finish.
A 1 1/4-length behind, favorite Nonkono Yume finished second with another head back Asukano Roman third.
Moanin has now won six of his seven races with more than 194 million jpn yen in career earnings under the color of Y. Baba and the saddle of S. Ishizaka.
Empire Equines LLC in US was bred the chestnut colt, by Henny Hughes out of Giggy, by Distorted Humor.

Albert Dock takes Kokura Daishoten 
The grade three Kokura Daishoten was won in a thrilling finish by Yuga Kawada-piloted Albert Dock, who was a head better than D'accord. Aanother 1/2-length behind, Neorealism was third. The final time for the 1,800-meter turf trip was 1 minute 46.70 seconds.
Albert Dock is a 4-year-old bay colt by Deep Impact out of Golden Doc A, by Unusual Heat.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Twinkle takes marathon race

Fourth favorite Twinkle took a lead before entering the final stretch, winning the grade three Diamond Stakes at Tokyo on soft ground Saturday.
Masaki Katsuura rode the winner to stop the clock in 3 minutes 37.80 seconds for the final time of the 3,400-meter trip.
A 4-length behind, Fame Game finished second place with Fata Morgana finishing another 5-length further back in third place.
Twinkle is a 5-year-old chestnut horse by Stay Gold out of Long Stardom, by Northern Taste.

Queens Ring triumphs Kyoto Himba S
Queens Ring showed a great acceleration down the stretch to win the Kyoto Himba Stakes under Mirco Demuro in 1 minute 22.90 seconds at Kyoto on soft ground Saturday.
Magic Time finished a neck behind the winner in second. Another 1 1/2-length back, Win Primera took third.
Queens Ring is a 4-year-old dark bay filly by Manhattan Cafe out of Aqua Ring, by Anabaa.

Friday, February 19, 2016

16 entries for 2016 February Stakes

A total of 16 horses have been entered to the grade one February Stakes to be run on Sunday at Tokyo Race Course.

Nonkono Yume(post 7)
sensational closer, who finished a promising second in the grade one Champions Cup last outing; may be seen him coming from far behind at his favorite course.
Moanin(USA)(post 14)
winner of 5 for 6 starts; won the Negishi Stakes last time out; could take a good position and finish strongly at the late stage.
Copano Rickey(post 3)
strong front-runner, who is bidding for his third straight victory of this contest; could achieve a big feat if he can run his race.
Best Warrior(USA)(post5)
third in this event last season; has mainly raced in the NAR circuit with third in the JBS Sprint last outing; could show better form at his best trip.
White Fugue(post 2)
runs regulary at NAR coming off a couple of victories; The 1,600-meter trip may be a bit shorter than her best; faces the top male runners for the first time.
Asukano Roman(post 4)
winner of the Tokai Stakes; could run behind the leading pack in his first grade one race; his first appearance at Tokyo.
Roi Jardin(post 6)
good third finish in the Tokai Stakes; runs shorter than 1,700 meters for the first time.
Sudan Joy(post 11)
front runner; showed a tip-top form at the lower level with four victories in a row; a huge step up in class to meet the top runners. 

The other entries are Corin Berry, Grape Brandy, Maruka Fleet, Monde Classe, Passion Dance, Roman Legend, Sano Ichi and Tagano Tonnerre.

The field for the 1,600-meter dirt event is:

pp HorseName, AgeSex, Weight(in kgs), Rider
1 Passion Dance, 8h, 57, Kosei Miura
2 White Fugue, 4f, 55, Takuya Ono
3 Copano Rickey, 6h, 57, Yutaka Take
4 Asukano Roman, 5h, 57, Keisuke Dazai
5 Best Warrior(USA), 6h, 57, Keita Tosaki
6 Roi Jardin, 5h, 57, Norihiro Yokoyama
7 Nonkono Yume, 4c, 57, Christophe Lemaire
8 Corin Berry, 5m, 55, Kohei Matsuyama
9 Monde Classe, 5h, 57, Hironobu Tanabe
10 Grape Brandy, 8h, 57, Fabrice Veron
11 Susan Joy, 4c, 57, Ryuji Wada
12 Maruka Fleet, 10h, 57, Syu Ishibashi
13 Tagano Tonnerre, 6g, 57, Daichi Shibata
14 Moanin(USA), 4c, 57, Mirco Demuro
15 Sano Ichi, 5h, 57, Masaki Katsuura
16 Roman Legend, 8h, 57, Hiroyuki Uchida


The main event at the Sunday's Kokura meeting will be the grade three Kokura Daishoten, 1800-meter handicap, for 4yo and up. The main contenders could be: Albert Dock, Meiner Frost and Beruf.

1 D'accord, 8h, 58, Futoshi Komaki
2 Albert Dock, 4c, 55, Yuga Kawada
3 Meisho Yataro, 8h, 55, Shinichiro Akiyama
4 Meiner Frost, 5h, 57, Masayoshi Ebina
5 Red Arion, 6h, 58, Haruhiko Kawasu
6 Happiness Dancer, 5m, 52, Hayato Yoshida
7 Deus Vult, 8g, 55, Hideaki Miyuki
8 Katie Pride, 6h, 52, Katsuma Sameshima
9 Smart Orion, 6h, 57.5, Kazuo Yokoyama
10 Meadowlark, 5h, 55, Dario Vargiu
11 Neorealism, 5h, 55, Yasunari Iwata
12 Tamamo Best Play, 6h, 56, Akihide Tsumura
13 Meisho Kampaku, 9h, 52, Yoshihiro Furukawa
14 T M Taiho, 7h, 57, Kota Fujioka
15 Cosmo Thorn Park, 8h, 56, Yuji Tannai
16 Beruf, 4c, 56, Shane Foley


A total of 16 horses assemble for the 3,200-meter Diamond Stakes for 4yo and up at Tokyo Saturday.

Tanta Alegria, Mondo Intero and Fame Game look like the major players.

The field for the grade three marathon handicap race is:

1 Spirits Minoru, 4c, 53, Masami Matsuoka
2 Hokko Brave, 8h, 56, Hironobu Tanabe
3 Fata Morgana, 8g, 56, Hiroyuki Uchida
4 Meiner Medalist, 8h, 55, Daichi Shibata
5 Madrid Cafe, 5h, 53, Takuya Ono
6 Godfroy, 6m, 49, Toshiki Inoue
7 Tanta Alegria, 4c, 55, Masayoshi Ebina
8 Evergreen, 8h, 51, Yutaka Yoshida
9 Saimon Tornare, 10h, 48, Shinichi Ishigami
10 Twinkle, 5h, 54, Masaki Katsuura
11 Mondo Intero, 4c, 54, Kenichi Ikezoe
12 New Dynasty, 7h, 54, Syu Ishibashi
13 Neo Black Dia, 8h, 54, Shinichiro Akiyama
14 Pelusa, 9h, 56, Fabrice Veron
15 Comfy, 7h, 54, Norihiro Yokoyama
16 Fame Game, 6h, 58.5, Kosei Miura


18 fillies and mares will contest the grade three 1,400-meter Kyoto Himba Stakes, held on Saturday at Kyoto racecourse.

The main contenders are likely to be Uliuli, Win Primera and Queens Ring.

1 Dantsu Cancer, 5m, 54, Ryuji Wada
2 Uliuli, 6m, 57, Yasunari Iwata
3 Leopardina, 4f, 54, Koshiro Take
4 Belle Lumiere, 5m, 54, Shinji Kawashima
5 Flame Code, 7m, 54, Keisuke Dazai
6 Ukiyono Kaze, 6m, 55, Hirofumi Shii
7 Perfica, 4f, 54, Yutaka Take
8 Deep Jewelry, 4f, 54, Keita Tosaki
9 Yasaka Odile, 7m, 54, Manabu Sakai
10 Magic Time, 5m, 54, Yuichi Shibayama
11 Win Primera, 6m, 55, Yuga Kawada
12 Cool Hotarubi, 4f, 54, Yusuke Fujioka
13 Golden Number, 7m, 54, Yuichi Fukunaga
14 Queens Ring, 4f, 56, Mirco Demuro
15 Lethal Weapon, 5m, 54, Shane Foley
16 Snatch Mind, 5m, 53, Yuji Hishida
17 Red Oval, 6m, 55, Christophe Lemaire
18 Remain Silent, 6m, 54, Shoichi Kawahara

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

2016 February Stakes Nominations

February 21, 2016 sees the February Stakes, the first JRA grade one race of the season, at Tokyo dirt track over 1,600 meters.

February Stakes Nominations

Asukano Roman
Best Warrior(USA)
Copano Rickey
Corin Berry
Grape Brandy
Golden Barows(USA)
Hokko Tarumae
Maruka Fleet
Monde Classe
Nonkono Yume
Passion Dance
Roi Jardin
Roman Legend
Sano Ichi
Sergeant Badge
Sudan Joy
Tagano Tonnerre
White Fugue
(in alphabetic order)

Copano Rickey was assigned the top weight at 117 pounds among the nominations. Hokko Tarumae followed at 116 pounds. Best Warrior(USA) and Nonkono Yume shared at 114.

Note: Hokko Tarumae may be out of the February Stakes to concentrate on the March 26 Dubai World Cup. 

Next action for prominent runners

2015 Horse of the Year, Maurice is not going to Dubai. His prime target in Spring campaign will be the Yasuda Kinen. His next action is unknown.

Dual classic winner Duramente returns to the course in the Feb. 28 grade two Nakayama Kinen. This will be his first race since winning the Japanese Derby last season.

Nuovo Record, runner-up in the HK Cup last December, will target the April 3 grade two Sankei Osaka Hai and may run in the Queen Elizabeth II Cup at Sha Tin racecourse, Hong Kong.

Gold Actor will kick off his 2016 campaign in the March 26 Nikkei Sho.

Recent Kiaragi Sho winner Satono Diamond and his stablemate Prophet(Keisei Hai winner) will skip a prep and go straight to the Satsuki Sho(Japanese 2000 Guineas).

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Dee Majesty fastest finish in Kyodo News Service

Dee Majesty, 22.6(108/5) 6th favorite, came at a fastest finish in the last 600 meters to win the grade three Kyodo News Service Hai at Tokyo Race Course Sunday.
Masayoshi Ebina was aboard the winning colt, covering the 1,800-meter distance in 1 minute 47.40 seconds.
A 1 1/4-length behind, Immortal came second with another 1/2-length back Maitres d'Art third.
Dee Majesty is a 3-year-old bay colt by Deep Impact out of Hermes Tiara, by Brian's Time.

Satono Crown gains Kyoto Kinen victory
6th pick Satono Crown gained a 3-length victory in the grade two 2,200-meter Kyoto Kinen at the muddy Kyoto course Sunday.
Mirco Demuro forced Satono Crown to the front turning for home and went on to get up to the winning post, 2 minutes 17.70 second for the final time.
Toching Speech finished a neck in front of Admire Deus in third.
Satono Crown is a 4-year-old dark bay colt by Marju out of Jioconda, by Rossini.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Major Emblem leads all the way in Queen C

The Daily Hai Queen Cup was won easily this afternoon at Tokyo by favorite Major Emblem.
Christophe Lemaire sent Major Emblem into the front from start and was never behind before a 5-length victory of the grade three 1,600-meter race in 1 minute 32.50 seconds.
Frontier Queen finished a 1 1/2-length before Rottenmeier in second place.
Major Emblem is a 3-year-old chestnut filly by Daiwa Major out of Catchy Title, by Opera House.

Friday, February 12, 2016

JRA Graded Races(Feb. 13 - Feb. 14) Hartley tops field of Kyoto News Service Hai

A field is drawn for the grade three Kyoto News Service Hai(also known as the Tokinominoru Kinen) for 3-year-olds at Tokyo Sunday.

Hartley, the possible favorite, to be partnered with Norihiro Yokoyama for the first time, drew post 10.
The colt had a good workout Wednesday, clocking 1000 meters in 68.00 seconds at the Miho wood course.

Smart Odin, winner of the grade three Tokyo Sports Hai Nisai Stakes, drew post 1.
Maitres d'Art, third finisher of the grade three Keisei Hai, drew post 6.

The field for the 1,800-meter contest is:

1 Smart Odin, c, Yutaka Take
2 Respect Earth, c, Takuya Ono
3 Pick Me Touch, c, Yoshitomi Shibata
4 Dee Majesty, c, Masayoshi Ebina
5 Dandy Arrow, c, Kosei Miura
6 Maitres d'Art, c, Christophe Lemaire
7 Fire Crystal, f, Yukito Ishikawa
8 King of Arms, c, Yuichi Shibayama
9 Immortal, c, Keita Tosaki
10 Hartley, c, Norihiro Yokoyama


A total of 15 horses have been entered to the grade two Kyoto Kinen at Kyoto on Sunday.

The major contenders could be Reve Mistral, Yamakatsu Ace, Touching Speech and Satono Crown.

The field for the 2,400-meter race is:

1 Yamakatsu Ace, 4c, 56, Kenichi Ikezoe
2 Admire Deus, 5h, 57, Yasunari Iwata
3 Tosen Reve, 8h, 56, Shane Foley
4 Shonan Bach, 5h, 56, Hironobu Tanabe
5 Toshin Monstera, 6h, 56, Futoshi Komaki
6 Touching Speech, 4f, 53, Yuichi Fukunaga
7 Satono Crown, 4c, 56, Mirco Demuro
8 Meiner Dean, 7h, 56, Ryo Takakura
9 Reve Mistral, 4c, 56, Yuga Kawada
10 One and Only, 5h, 57, Hiroyuki Uchida
11 Trust One, 8h, 56, Fabrice Veron
12 Historical, 7h, 56, Katsuharu Tanaka
13 Musee Ghost, 4c, 55, Ryuji Wada
14 Suzuka Devious, 5h, 56, Yusuke Fujioka
15 Cosmo Robin, 8h, 56, Kyosuke Kokubun


Juvenile filly champion Major Emblem will kick off her 2016 campaign when she faces 15 rivals in the grade three Queen Cup at Tokyo Saturday.
With regular rider Christophe Lemaire up, she will break from post 6.

The field for the 1,600-meter filly race is:

1 Strike Shot, Yukito Ishikawa
2 Frontier Queen, Masayoshi Ebina
3 Rottenmeier, Shane Foley
4 Ma Cherie Girl, Yutaka Yoshida
5 Nac Venus, Norihiro Yokoyama
6 Major Emblem, Christophe Lemaire
7 Daiwa Dresser, Kosei Miura
8 Personnalite, Daichi Shibata
9 Citron, Masami Matsuoka
10 Copano Marine, Keita Tosaki
11 B B Barrel, Syu Ishibashi
12 Eclat Millenaire, Hiroyuki Uchida
13 Supple Mind, Mirco Demuro
14 Lovely Amont, Tomoharu Bushizawa
15 Solo Flight, Hironobu Tanabe
16 L'Oeuf Or, Yasunari Iwata

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Four horses nominated to Australian races

Four JRA horses have been nominated to the group one races at Randwick racecourse in Sydney, Australia.

April 2 Doncaster Mile - Logotype, Tosen Stardom
April 9 Queen Elizabeth Stakes - Isla Bonita, Logotype, Tosen Reve, Tosen Stardom
April 9 Sydney Cup - Tosen Reve

Hartley to run in Kyodo News Service

Hartley is among the 13 nominations of Sunday's Kyodo News Service Hai at Tokyo. The Deep Impact colt, Hartley, highly regarded as one of the classic prospects, won the Make Debut race on Nov. 14 and followed up with a 1 1/4-length victory in the grade three Hopeful Stakes on Dec. 27.
The other nominations include Smart Odin, who produced a fastest finish to win the Tokyo Sports Hai Nisai Stakes at the same course, and Maitres d'Art, third in the grade three Keisei Hai last month.

The Kyodo News Service Hai has produced subsequent classic winners such as Duramente, Isla Bonita, Gold Ship and Deep Brillante.

Kyoto Race Course features the grade two Kyoto Kinen for 4yo+ with 15 nominations Sunday.
The nominations include Reve Mistral, Yamakatsu Ace and Touching Speech.

A total of 19 fillies have been nominated to the grade three Daily Hai Queen Cup at Tokyo on Saturday.
The nominations include Major Emblem, the 2-year-old filly champion, who makes her 2016 debut off an impressive 2-length victory in the grade one Hanshin Juvenile Fillies on Dec. 13.

Sunday, February 07, 2016

Diamond shines in Kisaragi Sho

Satono Diamond made a big appeal toward the up-coming 3yo classic races as he romped the grade three Kisaragi Sho under Christophe Lemaire at Kyoto Sunday.
The heavy favorite pulled away from the rest at around 200 meters out to win by a decisive 3-length from Les Planches, who came far off the pace. 
Another head behind, Leukerbad came third. The final time for the 1,800-meter trip was 1 minute 46.90 seconds.
Satono Diamond is a 3-year-old bay colt by Deep Impact out of Malpensa, by Orpen.

Smart Layer wire-to-wire victory in Tokyo Shimbun Hai
Unexpectedly, Hayato Yoshida sent Smart Layer to the front from start, and they went all the way to win the grade three Tokyo Shimbun Hai in 1 minute 34.10 seconds over 1,600 meters on the Tokyo turf course.
A 2-length behind, Extra End finished second with another 1 1/4-length back Meiner Aurato third.
Smart Layer is a 6-year-old gray mare by Deep Impact out of the White Muzzle mare Snow Style.

Friday, February 05, 2016

Field of Kisaragi Sho

A field has been drawn for Sunday's Kisaragi Sho for 3yo at Kyoto

Satono Diamond, to be ridden by Christophe Lemaire, undefeated in two starts, drew post 9. Leukerbad, coming off two victories, drew post 3. Yutaka Take mounts on him.

The field for the grade three 1,800-meter race is:

1 Oken Dia, f, Kyosuke Kokubun
2 Les Planches, c, Hiroyuki Uchida
3 Leukerbad, c, Yutaka Take
4 Roi Absolu, c, Mirco Demuro
5 On the Rocks, Ryota Kozaki
6 Ultra Broque, c, Fabrice Veron
7 Mo Katteru, c, Dario Vargiu
8 Nogaro, c, Fuma Matsuwaka
9 Satono Diamond, c, Christophe Lemaire


14 horses have been entered to the grade three Tokyo Shimbun Hai for 4yo+ at Tokyo Sunday.

The field for the 1,600-meter turf race is:

1 Grand Silk, 4c, 56, Kenichi Ikezoe
2 Danon Platina, 4c, 57, Masayoshi Ebina
3 Extra End, 7h, 57, Yasunari Iwata
4 Daiwa Liberal, 5h, 56, Norihiro Yokoyama
5 Tagano Burg, 5h, 56, Kosei Miura
6 Smart Layer, 6m, 55, Hayato Yoshida
7 Lelouch, 8h, 57, Yoshitomi Shibata
8 Martinborough, 7h, 58, Shane Foley
9 Arma Waioli, 4c, 56, Masaki Katsuura
10 Meiner Aurato, 5h, 56, Daichi Shibata
11 Dashing Blaze(USA), 4c, 56, Suguru Hamanaka
12 Tosen Stardom, 5h, 56, Francis Berry
13 Satono Gallant, 7h, 56, Yuichi Shibayama
14 T M Taiho, 7h, 57, Keita Tosaki

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Two classic hopefuls meet again in Kisaragi Sho

Satono Diamond and Leukerbad will meet again in Sunday's Kisaragi Sho at Kyoto. The last time they met came at the Nov. 8 make debut race. Satono Diamond won that race and followed up with victory in the allowance. On the another hand, Leukerbad finished second in that race before recording a couple of victories. The two colts sired by Deep Impact were sold for more than 200 million jpn yen at 2013 Select Sale.
The grade three Kisaragi Sho for 3yo with 11 nominations will be run on Feb 7 at Kyoto Racecourse.

On the same day, Tokyo Racecourse hosts the grade three Tokyo Shimbun Hai for 4yo+.
14 horses have been nominated to the 1,600-meter turf race.