Friday, September 23, 2016

Satono Diamond tops field of Kobe Shimbun Hai


Satono Diamond tops a field of 15 horses entered for the grade two Kobe Shimbun Hai at Hanshin on Sunday.
Satono Diamond, who finished second  and third, respectively, in the Japanese Derby and Satsuki Sho(Japanese 2000 Guineas) could be the one to keep an eye on this race.
The possible main contenders to him are Air Spinel and Namura Shingun.

The post position with riders for the 2,400-meter race is: 

1 Hiruno Magellan, Yoshihiro Furukawa
2 George Cinq, Hideaki Miyuki
3 Lord Runway, Yuga Kawada
4 Lord Vent d'Or, Keisuke Dazai
5 Kafuji Prince, Yasunari Iwata
6 Meiner Rafflesia, Fuma Matsuwaka
7 Air Spinel, Yutaka Take
8 Namura Shingun, Kenichi Ikezoe
9 True Heart, Shinichiro Akiyama
10 Once in a Life, Yuichi Kitamura
11 Agnes Forte, Kohei Matsuyama
12 Red Eldest, Hirofumi Shii
13 Immortal, Suguru Hamanaka
14 Satono Diamond, Christophe Lemaire
15 Mikki Rocket, Ryuji Wada

The Kobe Shimbun Hai is one of the major preps for the Kikuka Sho(Japanese St.Leger).

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