Friday, October 28, 2016

Stage set for 2016 Tenno Sho Autumn


A total of 15 horses have been entered for the grade one Tenno Sho Autumn, scheduled to be run on October 30 at Tokyo Racecourse.

A Shin Hikari, strong front-running individual who became a world famous runner with gr.1 victories in France and Hong Kong, had a good draw of post 1. He runs well when fresh.
Mile champion horse Maurice will stretch out to 2,000 meters after he had a good performance at the same distance at Sapporo. He drew post 8.
Rouge Buck, coming into this classics off excellent performances in the male grade company last two outing, drew post 9.
Ambitious and Staphanos, who finished, respectively, second and fifth in the Mainichi Okan behind Rouge Buck, drew post 3 and 14 respectively.
Multiple grade one winner Lovely Day tries to come back on the winning trail. He drew post 15. 

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

1 A Shin Hikari, 5h, Yutaka Take
2 Clarente, 7h, Hiroyuki Uchida
3 Ambitious, 4c, Norihiro Yokoyama
4 Satono Crown, 4c, Yuichi Fukunaga
5 Logotype, 6h, Hironobu Tanabe
6 Admire Deus, 5h, Yasunari Iwata
7 Satono Noblesse, 6h, Andrasch Starke
8 Maurice, 5h, Ryan Moore
9 Rouge Buck, 4f, Keita Tosaki
10 Comfy, 7h, Masayoshi Ebina
11 Historical, 7h, Katsuharu Tanaka
12 Real Steel, 4c, Mirco Demuro
13 Yamakatsu Ace, 4c, Kenichi Ikezoe
14 Staphanos, 5h, Yuga Kawada
15 Lovely Day, 6h, Christophe Lemaire

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