Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Rouge Buck heads Nakayama Himba nominations

Rouge Buck heads the list of 20 nominated for the grade three Nakayama Himba Stakes for 4yo+ fillies and mares to be run on Sunday, March 13 at Nakayama.
The 4-year-old Manhattan Cafe filly, once regarded the best filly of her generation early last season, could bid for rebuilding her reputation in her first start of the season.
Among other horses nominated for the 1,800-meter turf race are Earthrise and Sing with Joy.

On the same day, Hanshin Racecourse features the Fillies' Revue, one of the major preps for the Oka Sho(Japanese 1000 Guineas). A total of 20 fillies remain on the final list of the grade two nomination list.

There are 20 nominees for the grade three Chunichi Shimbun Hai to be run on Saturday, March 12 at Chukyo Racecourse.

Japan sends 10 horses to the March 26 Dubai races:
Hokko Tarumae for Dubai World Cup
Duramente, Last Impact, One and Only for Dubai Sheema Classic
Real Steel for Dubai Turf
Neo Black Dia for Dubai Gold Cup
Bel Canto for Al Quoz Sprint
Lani, On the Rocks, Yu Change for UAE Derby

UK bookmakers install Duramente as the favorite or second favorite for Dubai Sheema Classic at odds of 3.0 to 4.5.

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