Wednesday, January 04, 2017

2017 Kyoto and Nakayama Kimpais


JRA 2017 season kicks off at Kyoto and Nakayama Racecourses on Jan.5

A toal of 18 horses have been entered for the grade three Kyoto Kimpai on Thursday.
Air Spinel, a classic contender last season who faces the older company for the first time, had post 6. Astra Emblem, having won last two outings, had post 14. Challenge Cup winner Meiner Honey and Chukyo Kinen winner Garibaldi drew post 15 and 18 respectively.

The field for the 1,600-meter handicap race is:

1 Black Spinel, 4c, 55, Yuichi Fukunaga
2 Kento O, 5h, 56, Ryuji Wada
3 Alma Divin, 7m, 53, Kenichi Ikezoe
4 Black Moon, 5h, 56, Suguru Hamanaka
5 Fiero, 8h, 57.5, Shane Foley
6 Air Spinel, 4c, 56.5, Yutaka Take
7 T M Taiho, 8h, 56, Hideaki Miyuki
8 Peisha Felice, 6m, 53, Shinichiro Akiyama
9 Daishin Thunder, 6h, 55, Yasunari Iwata
10 T M Inazuma, 7h, 56, Yoshihiro Furukawa
11 Dantsu Prius, 4c, 55, Genki Maruyama
12 Mikki Joy, 5h, 55, Norihiro Yokoyama
13 Peak Tram, 6h, 56, Vincent Cheminaud
14 Astra Emblem, 4c, 54, Mirco Demuro
15 Meiner Honey, 4c, 56, Daichi Shibata
16 Sakura Adonis, 9h, 52, Ryo Takakura
17 Moon Crest, 5h, 55, Yusuke Fujioka
18 Garibaldi, 6h, 57, Christophe Lemaire


Nakayama features the grade three Nakayama Kimpai for 4-year-olds and up. 13 horses have been entered for the 2,000-meter handicap race.
Tsukuba Azuma O, who beat most of the rivals when winning the December Stakes last outing, drew post 3. Strong Titan(USA), coming into this event with three straight victories, drew post 10.

The field is:

1 Shiny Prince, 7h, 56.5, Teruo Eda
2 Clarity Sky, 5h, 57.5, Hironobu Tanabe
3 Tsukuba Azuma O, 6h, 56.5, Yutaka Yoshida
4 Rise to Fame, 7h, 55, Syu Ishibashi
5 Longing Dancer, 8h, 54, Takuya Ono
6 Danon Major, 5h, 55, Futoshi Komaki
7 Dreadnoughtus, 4c, 55, Keita Tosaki
8 Meiner Frost, 6h, 57, Masami Matsuoka
9 Comfy, 8h, 54, Masayoshi Ebina
10 Strong Titan(USA), 4c, 54, Yuga Kawada
11 Tomiken Slava, 7h, 51, Yoshihiro Nagaoka
12 Shadow Party(IRE), 8g, 54, Hiroyuki Uchida
13 Meine Greville, 6m, 52, Yuji Tannai



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