Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Copano Rickey wins Teio Sho in canter

Yutaka Take forced Copano Rickey to grab the lead on the final turn, winning the NAR grade one Teio Sho in a canter on Wednesday night at Ohi racetrack. He won it in 2 minutes 3.50 seconds over 2,000 meters on dirt surface.
A 3 1/2-length behind, Nonkono Yumu came second with another 5-length back Sound True third.
Trained at JRA Ritto by A. Muayama, Copano Rickey is a 6-year-old chestnut horse by Gold Allure out of Copano Nikita, by Timber Country.

Duramente retires

Duramente has been retired from racing. Leg injury made him end his racing career. His glorious career ended with 5 wins and 4 seconds in 9 starts. His chief victories were the 2015 Japanese Derby and Satsuki Sho(Japanese 2000 Guineas). Where he will stand has not determined.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Field of 2016 Teio Sho

A field of 12 is set to run the NAR grade one Teio Sho at Ohi track over 2,000 meters on dirt June 29.

The strong JRA entries are Aukano Roman, Nonkono Yume, Copano Rickey, Amour Briller(USA), Sound True, Hokko Tarumae and Chrysolite.

The field in post position order with riders for the Teio Sho is:

1 Asukano Roman, Keisuke Dazai
2 Nonkono Yume, Christophe Lemaire
3 Copano Rickey, Yutaka Take
4 Amour Briller(USA), Suguru Hamanaka
5 Narichu Dragon, Shuji Akaoka
6 Giardino, Daisuke Mashima
7 Sound True, Takuya Ono
8 Reward Leblon, Shinichi Terachi
9 Eurobeat, Hiroto Yoshihara
10 Hokko Tarumae, Hideaki Miyuki
11 Namura Victor, Takafumi Hattori
12 Chrysolite, Yuga Kawada

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Marialite becomes Takarazuka Heroine

Eighth favorite Marialite made up grounds on the final bend under Masayoshi Ebina to win the Takarazuka Kinen at Hanshin Sunday. She became the first female horse to win the grade one race since Sweep Tosho won it in 2005. A neck behind, race favorite Duramente finished second with another nose back Kitasan Black. The final time for the 2,200-meter turf race was 2 minutes 12.80 seconds.

Duramente may get hurt in his leg after passing the finish line. He left the course on the horse trailor.

Trained by T. Kubota and owned by Carrot Farm, Marialite has now recorded six wins of her 17 races with more than 407 million jpn yen in career earnings.
Northern Farm was the breeder of Marialite, a 5-year-old dark bay mare by Deep Impact out of Chrysoprace, by El Condor Pasa.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Duramente early favorite for 2016 Takarazuka Kinen

After closing Saturday betting round, Duramente has been installed as the favorite for the Takarazuka Kinen at odds of 2.2(6/5). Kitasan Black was the second favorite at 4.9(39/10) followed by Ambitious 8.2(36/5).

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Field set for 2016 Takarazuka Kinen

A field of 17 horses is set to run in the Takarazuka Kinen to be run on Sunday, June 26 at Hanshin Racecourse.

Last year's dual classic winner Durament, who showed an excellent run at Dubai last outing, drew post 9. Having become the Tenno Sho Spring hero, Kitasan Black drew post 3. Ambitious, winner of the Sankei Osaka Hai, drew post 2.

The field for the grade one 2,200-meter race is:

1 Fame Game, 6h, 58, Yuichi Shibayama
2 Ambitious, 4c, 58, Norihiro Yokoyama
3 Kitasan Black, 4c, 58, Yutaka Take
4 One and Only, 5h, 58, Hironobu Tanabe
5 Cheval Grand, 4c, 58, Yuichi Fukunaga
6 Last Impact, 6h, 58, Yuga Kawada
7 Lovely Day, 6h, 58, Christophe Lemaire
8 Staphanos, 5h, 58, Keita Tosaki
9 Duramente, 4c, 58, Mirco Demuro
10 Curren Mirotic, 8g, 58, Tommy Berry
11 Toho Jackal, 5h, 58, Manabu Sakai
12 Satono Noblesse, 6h, 58, Ryuji Wada
13 Touching Speech, 4f, 56, Suguru Hamanaka
14 Hit the Target, 8h, 58, Futoshi Komaki
15 Satono Crown, 4c, 58, Yasunari Iwata
16 Marialite, 5m, 56, Masayoshi Ebina
17 Yamakatsu Ace, 4c, 58, Kenichi Ikezoe

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Flashback - 2000 Takarazuka Kinen

June 25, 2000
T.M.Opera O wins the grade one Takarazuka as favorite
T.M.Opera O, undefeated in this season, extended his winning streak up to four when he won the rainy Takarazuka Kinen this afternoon at Hanshin Racecourse by rallying down the stretch. On a rainy day, the winner completed a 2,200-meter trip in 2 minutes 13.8 seconds. The winning rider was Ryuji Wada. A neck in second was Meisho Odo, who finished a neck ahead of Jo Big Bang. Stay Gold was another one and a half lengths back in fourth with Rascal Suzuka fifth.

Silent Hunter, who set the pace with a opening 1,000-meter in 1:00.7, led the field before fading into the crowd at the far turn. Rascal Suzuka with the rail took a slight lead when the field turned 
into the stretch. His lead did not last. The leaders were replaced by Meisho Odo and Jo Big Bang, who dueled a head-to-head battle with favorite T.M.Opera O approaching them with a strong stride on the outside. T.M.Opera O got past them near the finish line to pick up his third G1
victory. Meisho Odo edged Jo Big Bang in second place. Stay Gold came in fourth followed by Rascal Suzuka, Grass Wonder, Meisho Doto, Matikanefukukitaru, Osumi Bright, Silent Hunter and
Matikane Kinnohoshi.

It was the eighth race victory of 15 career starts for T.M.Opera O, who is trained at Ritto by Ichizo Iwamoto. The 4-year-old chestnut son of Opera House has improved a career earnings to more than 762 jpn million yen.

Grass Wonder, limping after the race, was examined and diagnosed as fracture of his left front leg that suffered during the race. He is now under observations.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Takarazuka Kinen

3yo+ 2,200-meter turf right-handed Hanshin Racecourse
53 kgs for 3yo, 58 kgs for 4yo+, fillies and mares allowed 2 kgs

Brief history
The first running of the Takarazuka Kinen took place in 1960 at the distance of 1,800 meters and the trip was lengthened to 2,000 meters the following year. In 1966, the distance was further extended to 2,200 meters.
As grading system began in 1984, the race was graded as a grade one. The door was open to NAR horses in 1995.
The Takarazuka Kinen gained an international status in 1997 and was open to foreign horses the same year. The race was upgraded to an international grade one in 2001.
The Takarazuka Kinen is considered as the Spring edition of the Arima Kinen. As far as local entries are concered, the starters are based on voting from racing fans just like the Arima Kinen.

Nominations of 2016 Takarazuka Kinen

A total of 18 horses have been nominated for the Takarazuka Kinen to be run on June 26 at Hanshin Racecourse. The nominations for the grade one 2,200-meter turf race are:

Cheval Grand
Curren Mirotic
Fame Game
Hit the Target
Kitasan Black
Last Impact
Lovely Day
Majesty Hearts
One and Only
Satono Crown
Satono Noblesse
Toho Jackal
Touching Speech
Yamakatsu Ace
(in alphabetic order)

Surprises are sometimes. Three of the last 10 favroites have won in the last 10 years.
Horses who have won prior to the Takarazuka have finished four firsts, four seconds and three thirds in the last 10 years.
Tenno Sho Spring runners have a good record, registering five firsts, two seconds and a third in the last decade. 7-year-old horse or above has not won in the last 10 Takarazuka runnings. Five wins for 4-year-olds, three wins for 5-year-olds and two wins for 6-year-olds in the same period. 3-year-old horse has yet to win this race.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Gold Dream triumphs Unicorn S

Gold Dream edged Strong Barows(USA) by a neck to win the grade three Unicorn Stakes on Sunday at Tokyo Racecourse. The two engaged a thrilling neck-and-neck battle in the last 200 meters. A 3-length behind Strong Barows, Glanzend finished third in the field of 16.
Gold Dream is a 3-year-old bay colt by Gold Allure out of Mon Vert, by French Deputy.

Exciting finish in Hakodate Sprint

An exciting finish of Solveig and Shuji has produced in the final stage of the grade three Hakodate Sprint Stakes on Sunday, June 19 at Hakodate Racecourse. The winner went to Solveig, who beat Shuji by a nose to cover the 1,200-meter turf trip in record time of 1 minute 7.80 seconds. The winner rider was Kyosuke Maruta. Let's Go Donki was thrid place, a 1 1/4-length behind Shuji.
Solveig is a 3-year-old chestnut filly by Daiwa Major out of As de Coeur, by Jungle Pocket.

Friday, June 17, 2016

JRA Graded Races on June 19

The main event at the Hankodate Sunday meeting will be the grade three Hakodate Sprint Stakes for 3-year-olds and upwards.
The main contenders could be Shuji, Omega Vendetta, Active Minoru, Teehaff and Laurel Veloce.

The field for the 1,200-meter turf event is:

1 Let's Go Donki, 4f, 54, Hayato Yoshida
2 Yamaninpetitgateau, 7m, 54, Issei Murata
3 Shuji, 3c, 52, Yasunari Iwata
4 Odysseus, 3c, 52, Keita Tosaki
5 Epoisses, 8g, 56, Makoto Sugihara
6 Seiko Raiko, 9h, 57, Yoshitomi Shibata
7 Omega Vendetta, 5g, 56, Yutaka Take
8 Tizona, 3c, 52, Yuichi Shibayama
9 Active Minoru, 4c, 56, Kota Fujioka
10 Sky Cutie, 6m, 54, Masaki Katsuura
11 Candy Barows, 3f, 50, Yuji Hishida
12 Teehaff, 6h, 56, Kenichi Ikezoe
13 Earth Sonic, 7h, 56, Kosei Miura
14 Laurel Veloce, 5h, 56, Yuji Nakai
15 Phantom Lord, 8g, 56, Yusuke Fujioka
16 Solveig, 3f, 50, Kyosuke Maruta

16 three-year-olds have been entered for the grade three Unicorn Stakes to be run on June 19 at Tokyo Racecourse.
The leading contenders are likely Strong Barows(USA), Gold Dream and Glanzend.

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

1 Meiner Basara, c, Daichi Shibata
2 B B Surrender, c, Takuma Ito
3 Yamaichi Justy, f, Takuya Ono
4 Danon Face, c, Yuichi Fukunaga
5 No More Game, c, Yuichiro Nishida
6 Pit Boss, c, Hideaki Miyuki
7 Vezere, c, Tsubasa Iwasaki
8 Pure Concert, f, Akihide Tsumura
9 Sumire, f, Katsuharu Tanaka
10 Eagle Feather, c, Yutaka Yoshida
11 Queen's Saturn, c, Yukito Ishikawa
12 Gold Dream, c, Yuga Kawada
13 Strong Barows(USA), c, Christophe Lemaire
14 Glanzend, c, Tommy Berry
15 Hiro Brave, c, Tomoharu Bushizawa
16 Red Wisdom, c, Syu Ishibashi

Note that Unicorn Stakers has produced subsequent dirt g1 winners such as Nonkono Yume, Grape Brandy, Best Warrior and Kane Hikiri.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Tiny Dancer takes Kanto Oaks

Tiny Dancer took the lead turning for home to win the NAR grade two Kanto Oaks on Wednesday night at Kawasaki Racecourse. She won it by a 2 1/2-length from Miss Mirander, who finished a neck before third place Arsenale. Keita Tosaki was aboard the winner to cover the 2,100-meter dirt race in  2 minute 19.10 seconds.
Tiny Dance, trained at JRA Miho by K.Ito, is a 3-year-old bay filly by South Vigorous out of Kihaku, by Assatis.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Field of 2016 Kanto Oaks

14 three-year-old fillies will go for the NAR grade two Kanto Oaks to be run on Wednesday, June 15 at Kawasaki Racecourse. JRA entries are Bright Living, D's Planet, Arsenale and Tiny Dancer.

The field in post position order with riders for the 2,100-meter dirt race is:

1 Still Full, Shinji Hatanaka
2 Rin, Reo Yokogawa
3 Materia Medica, Shun Ishizaki
4 Bright Living, Hironobu Tanabe
5 D's Planet, Masaki katsuura
6 Arsenale, Takuya Ono
7 Miss Mirander, Taito Mori
8 Pod Gazelle, Shuji Akaoka
9 Big Pink, Mitsuhiro Masuda
10 Otsubonesame, Naoya Hashimoto
11 Wakachina, Takayuki Yano
12 Emmental Bern, Fumio Matoba
13 Tiny Dancer, Keita Tosaki
14 Tree Nuts Hime, Shogo Nakano
All starters carry 54 kgs.

Kawasaki Racecourse

Course address
1-5-1 Fujimi Kawasaki-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa
A 15-minute walk from JR Kawasaki Station
A minute walk from Keihin Kyuko Daishi Line Minatomachi Station
Pay parking lot available
Course description
Left-handed, flat, dirt oval course of 1,200 meters with 400 meters in stretch and 25 meters in width. The homestretch to the finish is 300 meters in length.
Maximum field: 12
Meetings: 63 days(in 2016 fisical year)

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Rouge Buck ends losing streak in Epsom Cup

Rouge Buck ended her losing streak this afternoon at Tokyo Racecourse as she won the Epsom Cup under Keita Tosaki as favorite. She won the grade three 1,800-meter race in 1 minute 46.20 seconds over 1,800 meters on firm ground. A 2 1/2-length behind, Fluky came second with another neck back Meiner Milano third in the field of 18.
Rouge Buck is a 4-year-old bay filly by Manhattan Cafe out of Ginger Punch, by Awesome Again.

Lilavati gaines first grade victory in Mermaid S
Lilavati went into the front on the final bend on her way to gaining a neck victory in the grade Mermaid Stakes. Fuma Matsuwaka was aboard the winner to cover the 2,000-meter distance in 1 minute 59.30 seconds on firm ground.
Hiruno Matera came from far behind to finish second with Kokorono Ai third in the field of 14 fillies and mares.
Lilavati is a 5-year-old dark bay mare by Zenno Rob Roy out of Singhalese, by Singspiel.

Friday, June 10, 2016

JRA graded races on Sunday, June 12

A total of 18 horses assemble for the grade three Epsom Cup to be run on Sunday, June 12 at Tokyo Racecourse.
The leading contenders could be: Langley, Logi Chalice, Fluky and Rouge Buck.

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

1 Langley, 5h, 56, Syu Ishibashi
2 Stellar Wind, 7h, 56, Masayoshi Ebina
3 Meiner Ho O, 6h, 56, Yuji Tannai
4 Satono Gallant, 7h, 56, Mark Du Plessis
5 Historical, 7h, 57, Katsuharu Tanaka
6 Albert Dock, 4c, 56, Kosei Miura
7 Logi Chalice, 4c, 56, Yuichi Fukunaga
8 Extra End, 7h, 58, Hiroyuki Uchida
9 Alma Divin, 6m, 54, Yusuke Fujioka
10 X Mark, 7h, 56, Akihide Tsumura
11 Meisho Yataro, 8h, 56, Takuya Ono
12 Recondite, 6h, 56, Yukito Ishikawa
13 Meiner Milano, 6h, 56, Daichi Shibata
14 Nakayama Knight, 8h, 59, Yoshitomi Shibata
15 Shonan Bach, 5h, 56, Yutaka Yoshida
16 Fluky, 6h, 58, Mirco Demuro
17 Derby Fizz, 6h, 56, Yasunari Iwata
18 Rouge Buck, 4f, 54, Keita Tosaki

The main event at the Hanshin Sunday meeting will be the grade three Mermaid Stakes for 3-year-olds and upwards fillies and mares.

The main contenders are likely: Kokorono Ai, Namura Anne, Lilavati and Sundarbans.

The field for the 2,000-meter turf event is:

1 Kokorono Ai, 4f, 55, Norihiro Yokoyama
2 Namura Anne, 4f, 55, Kenichi Ikezoe
3 Akaneiro, 5m, 51, Yuta Nakatani
4 Red Olivia, 5m, 52, Shinichiro Akiyama
5 Happiness Dancer, 5m, 53, Yuga Kawada
6 Shonan Birkin, 6m, 50, Takashi Fujikake
7 Hiruno Matera, 5m, 51, Hirofumi Shii
8 Tagano Etoile, 5m, 54, Futoshi Komaki
9 Meisho Mambo, 6m, 56, Koshiro Take
10 Gold Tailor, 6m, 50, Tsubasa Iwasaki
11 Win Liberty, 5m, 53, Kohei Matsuyama
12 Lilavati, 5m, 53, Fuma Matsuwaka
13 Sundarbans, 5m, 56, Hironobu Tanabe
14 Shiny Girl, 5m, 49, Manabu Sakai

A Shin Hikari rated best horse in world rankings

A Shin Hikari has rated top weight(129) in the Longines World's Best Racehorse Rankings.

UK bookmakers installs A Shin Hikari as 6/4 favorite for Prince of Wales Stakes.

Makahiki will be heading for Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. He may run in Prix Niel before the Arc.

Thursday, June 09, 2016

Danon Legend(USA) wins Hokkaido Sprint in photo finish

Danon Legend(USA) won the NAR grade three Hokkaido Sprint Cup having engaged a neck-and-neck race with Nobo Baccara down the stretch. A nose separated the two. Snow Dragon finished third, a 4-length behind Nobo Baccara.
Mirco Demuro was aboard the winner to cover the 1,200-meter race in 1 minute 9.90 seconds on the sloppy Mombetsu track.
Trained at JRA Ritto by A. Murayama, Danon Legend(USA) is a 6-year-old dark bay by Macho Uno out of My Goodness, by Storm Cat.

Monday, June 06, 2016

Field of 2016 Hokkaido Sprint Cup

NAR Mombetsu Racecourse features the NAR grade three Hokkaido Sprint Cup for 3-year-olds and upwards on Thursday, June 9. A total of 13 horses have been entered for the 1,200-meter race.
JRA entries are Laser Bullet, Snow Dragon, Nobo Baccara and Danon Legend(USA).

The field is:

1 Touch Duel, 7m, 54, R.Abe
2 Laser Bullet, 8h, 57, K.Tosaki
3 Clean Ecology, 8h, 56, Y.Iwahashi
4 Auyantepui, 7h, 56, Y.Ishikawa
5 Snow Dragon, 8h, 59, T.Ono
6 Call Sign Zero, 4c, 56, F.Igarashi
7 Dragon Whisker, 8h, 56, K.Sasaki
8 Nobo Baccara, 4c, 57, M.Kuwamura
9 Blue Tanzanite, 7h, 56, G.Banno 
10 Red Peregrine, 5h, 56, C.Ito
11 Danon Legend(USA), 6h, 58, M.Demuro
12 Sakura in the Sky, 7h, 56, M.Miyazaki
13 Aydin Power, 10h, 56, T.Inoue

Mombetsu Racecourse

Address: 76-1 Tomikawakomaoka Hidaka-Cho Saru-Gun Hokkaido
A 1.5-hour bus ride from JR Sapporo Station
A 10-minute drive from JR Tomikawa Station
Free Parking available
Course Description:
The inner dirt course is run right-handed, a flat, dirt, oval track of 1,376 meters with 218-meter run-in and 25 meters in width.
The outer dirt course is run right-handed, a flat, dirt, oval track of 1,600 meters with 400-meter run-in and 25 meters in width.
Maximum field: 16
Meeting: 80 days(2016)

Sunday, June 05, 2016

Logotype leads all the way in Yasuda Kinen

Logotype led the field of 12 under Hironobu Tanabe and went all the way to win the Yasuda Kinen in 1 minute 33 seconds flat at Tokyo Racecourse on firm ground. Heavy favorite Maurice, who stalked the pace, finished second, a 1 1/4-length behind, with Fiero another nose back third.
Trained by T.Tanaka and owned by T.Yoshida, Logotype has now won six of his 25 races with more than 520 million jpn yen in career earnings. Shadai Farm was the breeder of Logotype, a 6-year-old horse by Lohengrin out of the Sunday Silence mare Stereotype.

Saturday, June 04, 2016

Satono Noblesse wins Naruo Kinen in record time

Satono Noblesse took a good position under Yuga Kawada to win the Naruo Kinen in record time of 1 minute 57.60 seconds for the Hanshin 2,000-meter turf course. He won it by a neck from Staphanos with another neck further back Prince Pesca third.
Satono Noblesse is a 6-year-old dark bay horse by Deep Impact out of the Tony Bin mare Cry with Joy.

Friday, June 03, 2016

Maurice tops field of 2016 Yasuda Kinen

Maurice tops a field of 12 entered for the Yasuda Kinen to be run on Sunday, June 5 at Tokyo Racecourse. With Tommy Berry up, Maurice will break from post 8.
The main opponents to Maurice are likely: Real Steel, Satono Aladdin and Isla Bonita.

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

1 Clarente, 7h, 58, Futoshi Komaki
2 Danon Shark, 8h, 58, Yasunari Iwata
3 Rosa Gigantea, 5h, 58, Mirco Demuro
4 Decipher, 7h, 58, Yutaka Take
5 Contentment(AUS), 6g, 58, Brett Prebble
6 Logotype, 6h, 58, Hironobu Tanabe
7 Satono Aladdin, 5h, 58, Yuga Kawada
8 Maurice, 5h, 58, Tommy Berry
9 Isla Bonita, 5h, 58, Masayoshi Ebina
10 Fiero, 7h, 58, Christophe Lemaire
11 Real Steel, 4c, 58, Yuichi Fukunaga
12 Red Arion, 6h, 58, Haruhiko Kawasu

Field of 2016 Naruo Kinen

Saturday, June 4 sees the Naruo Kinen for 3-year-olds and upward at Hanshin Racecourse.

The leading contenders could be Staphanos, Yamakatsu Ace and Satono Noblesse.

The field for the 2,000-meter grade three race is:

1 Meisho Naruto, 8g, 56, Yutaka Take
2 Prince Pesca, 6h, 56, Hideaki Miyuki
3 Satono Noblesse, 6h, 56, Yuga Kawada
4 Azuma Shuttle, 5h, 56, Ryuji Wada
5 Action Star, 6h, 56, Yuichi Kitamura
6 Trust One, 8h, 56, Yasunari Iwata
7 Passion Dance, 8h, 56, Mirco Demuro
8 Meisho Kampaku, 9h, 56, Yoshihiro Furukawa
9 Majesty Hearts, Kazuma Mori
10 Yamakatsu Ace, 4c, 56, Kenichi Ikezoe
11 Fragarach, 9h, 56, Suguru Hamanaka
12 Staphanos, 5h, 56, Keita Tosaki
13 Crans Montana, 7h, 56, Fuma Matsuwaka
14 Hurrah Japan, 7h, 56, Yuichi Fukunaga

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Sorte leads all the way in NAR Sakitama Hai

Sorte led the field of 12 under Hiroto Yoshihara and went all the way to win the NAR grade two Sakitama Hai in 1 minute 25.90 seconds over 1,400 meters at Urawa Wednesday afternoon.
A 1 1/2-length behind, Best Warrior(USA) finished second with another 2 1/2-length back Dream Valentino third.
Trained at NRA Ohi by S.Terada, Sorte is a 6-year-old bay horse by Time Paradox out of the Maruzensky mare Hinode Monde Rosa.

Flashback: 2000 Yasuda Kinen

50th Yasuda Kinen on June 04, 2000

Hong Kong horse wins Yasuda Kinen
Fairy King Prawn became the first Hong Kong-trained horse to win the JRA grade one race when the 5-year-old gelding came off a great victory in the Yasuda Kinen under Hong Kong top jockey Robert Pradd at Tokyo Racecourse. Trainer I.W.Allan gained the first Yasuda Kinen title in his third attempt. Prior to today's victory, Mr.Allan sent his horses in the last two years; Oriental Express(second in 1998 and 12th in 1999) and Holy Grail(14th in 1999).

Fairy King Prawn, the 1999 Hong Kong Sprint winner, covered a 1,600-meter trip in 1 minute 33.9 seconds, finishing one and a quarter length better than Diktat of UAE, who came in second.
Another neck back, King Halo was third with a 3/4-length further behind Stinger fourth. 

Coming down the stretch on the outside with a strong run, 10th pick Fairy King Prawn passed third pick King Halo and favorite Stinger inside the 200-meter marker to take a sole lead fair and square on the way to crossing the finish line first. King Halo and Stinger were overdriven near the line by six pick Diktat, with D.O'Donohoe up, who came in late to challenge the winner but was not able to catch him.

Fairy King Prawn took the postion in the mid-pack of the field before turning wide at the final turn to rally on the outside. Diktat remained on Fairy King Prawn's heel all the time as far as the 200-meter out, but he resumed a fight back in the end.

Eishin Rudens set the pace with the opening 1,000-meter in 58.6 seconds, followed by Daiwa Caerleon, Meiner Max and other runners. The field formed in a long line. 

Combination of Fairy King Prawn and Diktat paid hugely; bracket quinella and horse quinella returned 6,580 yen and 14,700 yen for 100 yen respectively.

Fairy King Prawn, a bay gelding of Danehill and Twiglet, by Twig Moss, bred by Tremon Thoroughbreds VIC in Australia, has now won seven races of 16 career starts with a career earning of more than 264 jpn million yen.