Thursday, December 29, 2016

Apollo Kentucky wins Tokyo Daishoten

Fifth favorite Apollo Kentucky(USA) put up with a great performance to win the 62nd Tokyo Daishoten at Ohi on Thursday afternoon. Hiroyuki Uchida sent Aplllo Kentucky into a third spot behind Copano Rickey and Awardee(USA) before taking a command outside 200 meters from home in winning the 2,000-meter race in 2 minutes 5.80 seconds on dirt surface. A 1 1/2-length behind, Awardee finsihed second with Sound True, a neck behind, third.
Owned by Apollo Thoroughbred Club and bred by Doug Branham, Apollo Kentucky has now won eight of his 19 races.
Trained at JAR Ritto by K. Yamauchi, the USA-bred 4-year-old bay colt is by Longfuhr out of Dixiana Delight, by Gone West.

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