Wednesday, March 02, 2016

JRA graded races on March 5 and 6

The Hochi Hai Yayoi Sho, one of the major preps for the Satsuki Sho(Japanese 2000 Guineas), will be run on March 6 at Nakayama Racecourse. 13 three-year-olds have been nominated for the grade two 2,000-meter race. Among the nominations are juvenile champ Leontes, who won the Asahi Hai Futurity S in his only second start, Asahi Hai Futurity runner-up Air Spinel and Makahiki, an impressive two-time winner.

A total of 20 filies have been nominated to the grade three Tulip Sho for 3-year-old fillies to be run on March 5 at Hanshin Racecourse. The nominations for the 1,600-meter race include Jeweler, Red Avancer, Shinhalite and Win Fabulous.

Nakayama hosts the Ocean Stakes, one of the preps for the Takamatsunomiya Kinen, on March 5. 19 horses have been nominated to the 1,200-meter turf race. The nominations include Albiano(USA), Nero and A Shin Bullseye(USA).

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