Sunday, December 18, 2016

Satono Ares come-from-behind victory in Futurity S

Sixth favorite Satono Ares came from behind to win the grade one Asahi Hai Futurity Stakes for 2-year-olds at Hanshin on Sunday. A 1/2-length behind, seventh favorite Monde Can Know took second with Bom Servico, another 2-length back, third. Race favorite Mi Suerte was fourth place in the field of 18. The final time for the 1,600-meter distance was 1 minute 35.40 seconds. The winning rider was Hirofumi Shii. Shii said, "He showed a strong finishing kick."

Satono Ares, trained by K.Fujisawa and owned by H.Satomi, has now improved his record to 5-3-2-0 with more than 91 million jpn yen in earnings. Shadai Farm was the breeder of the dark bay colt, by Deep Impact out of Satono Amazones, by Danehill.

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