Saturday, April 16, 2016

Heavy favorite wins Antares Stakes

Heavy favorite Awardee(USA) extended his winning streak to four as he won the grade three Antares Stakes at Hanshin on Saturday. Yutaka Take on Awardee rallied in the stretch to get past Asukano Roman near the finish, winning the 1,800-meter race in 1 minute 49.90 seconds on dirt. A 1/2-length behind, Asukano Roman was second with another 3-length behind Sergeant Badge third.
Awardee, a half brother of Lani, who has yet to lose since switching to the dirt surface, is a 6-year-old bay horse by Jungle Pocket out of Heavenly Romance, by Sunday Silence.

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