Sunday, July 31, 2016

Makoto Brillar takes Queen Stakes


Makoto Brillar just got up in the nick of time to win the grade three Queen Stakes at Sapporo on Sunday. She won it by a head from Chaleur. Dantsu Cancer finished third, another 2 1/2-length behind. Hirofumi Shii rode the winner to cover the 1,800-meter race in 1 minute 47.70 seconds on firm ground.
Makoto Brillar is a 6-year-old bay mare by Storming Home out of Makoto Koran, by Brian's Time.

Bel Canto wins second IBIS Summer Dash
Bel Canto denied challenge by Nero to win the grade IBIS  Summer Dash in two consecutive years at Niigata on Sunday. A nead behind, Nero was second with another 1 1/4-length back Princess Moon third. Mirco Demuro was aboard Bel Canto to cover the 1,000-meter distacne in 54.10 seconds on firm ground.
Bel Canto is a 5-year-old chestnut mare by Sakura Bakushin O out of Celebrar, by Boston Harbor.

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