Sunday, October 30, 2016

Race favorite Maurice wins Tenno Sho Autumn

Maurice proved he can stay the trip of 2,000 meters as he won the grade one Tenno Sho Autumn  at Tokyo Sunday afternoon. In the hands of international jockey Ryan Moore, the 5-year-old horse got flied on the outside down the stretch to win the traditional race in 1 minute 59.30 seconds on firm ground. A 1 1/2-length behind, Real Steel was second with another 1 1/4-length back Staphanos third. A Shin Hikari was 12th finish of the 15 runners.

Trained by N.Hori and owned by K.Yoshida, Maurice has now won 10 of his 17 races with more than 862 million jpn yen in career earnings. Togawa Bokujo(Farm) was the breeder of Maurice, by Screen Hero out of Mejiro Frances, by Carnegie.

The Hong Kong Cup or Hong Kong Mile will be his farewell race.

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