Thursday, December 22, 2016

2016 Hopeful Stakes

The Hopeful Stakes for 2-year-olds wil be run right before the Arima Kinen at Nakayama on Sunday.

The two-time winner Rey de Oro, who comes into this event off the victory in the Habotan Sho early this month, drew post 2. Glove Theatre, impressive winner in his debut race last month, drew post 6. Sungrazer, third in the grade two Daily Hai Nisai Stakes, drew post 5. Cosmos, trained at NAR Kawasaki, who is undefeated in two starts at dirt surface, drew post 14.

The post position of 14 horses with riders for the 2,000-meter turf race is: 

1 Dear Shooter(Samurai Heart) c Takuya Ono
2 Rey de Oro(King Kamehameha) c Christophe Lemaire
3 Endgame(King's Best) c Keita Tosaki
4 Admire Winner(Workforce) c Mirco Demuro
5 Sungrazer(Deep Impact) c Yutaka Take
6 Globe Theatre(King Kamehameha) c Yuichi Fukunaga
7 Bill's Treasure(Danon Chantilly) f Katsuharu Tanaka
8 Nishino Apple Pie(Reach the Crown) c Hiroyuki Uchida
9 Choix Droit(Manhattan Cafe) c Mickael Barzalona
10 Misdirection(Miscast) c Suguru Hamanaka
11 Meiner Sphene(Stay Gold) c Vincent Cheminaud
12 Meliora(USA)(Giant's Causeway) c Masayoshi Ebina
13 Best Resort(Harbinger) c Hiroshi Kitamura
14 Cosmos(Furioso) c Daichi Shibata

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