Friday, February 10, 2017

2017 Kyoto Kinen


The Kyoto Kinen will be run on Sunday, February 12 at Kyoto Racecourse.

2016 Japanese Derby winner Makahiki, well-beaten in the Arc de Triomphe last outing, makes his 2017 debut in this grade two event. He drew post 3.
Mikki Rocket, who gained a nose victory in the Nikkei Shinshun Hai last outing, drew post 9.
Satono Crown, who had an impressive victory in the Hong Kong Vase last December, drew post 6.

The field for the 2,200-meter event is:

1 Action Star, 7h, 56, Fuma Matsuwaka
2 Yamakatsu Raiden, 5h, 56, Kenichi Ikezoe
3 Makahiki, 4c, 57, Ryan Moore
4 Smart Layer, 7m, 54, Yasunari Iwata
5 Win Inspire, 6h, 56, Shane Foley
6 Satono Crown, 5h, 58, Mirco Demuro
7 Shonan Bach, 6h, 56, Hideaki Miyuki
8 Angreifen, 5h, 56, Suguru Hamanaka
9 Mikki Rocket, 4c, 56, Ryuji Wada
10 Garibaldi, 6h, 56, Yuga Kawada

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