Monday, October 10, 2016

Copano Rickey third straight NAR g1 victory in Nanbu Hai

Copano Rickey gained the third straight grade one victory as he finished first in the NAR grade one Nanbu Hai under Hironobu Tanabe at Morioka Monday afternoon. Having come into the Morioka grade one event off victories in the Teio Sho and Kashiwa Kinen, Copano Rickey took a command with 200 meters remaining and went on to win the 1,600-meter Nanbu Hai by a 1 3/4-length in the course record of 1 minute 33.50 seconds. Best Warrior(USA) finished a 3-length before Hokko Tarumae in second. 
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.

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