Sunday, April 30, 2017

Kitasan Black wins Spring Tenno Sho in record time

Race favorite Kitasan Black won the Spring edition of the Tenno Sho under Yutaka Take for two consecutive years at Kyoto on Sunday.

Yamakatsu Raiden made the running with a great pace, while Kitasan Black was far behind the leader at second place, followed by a big parade of horses. 
On the final turn for the second time, Take forced Kitasan Black to make a move, taking the lead from fading Yamakatsu Raiden. From there, no rivals could range up alongside Kitasan Black, who reached the finish in the course record time of 3 minutes 12.50 seconds.
Cheval Grand, a 1 1/4-length behind, ran on to finish second, a neck in front of Satono Diamond. Another neck away, Admire Deus was third.

Owned by Ono Shoji and trained by H. Shimizu, Kitasan Black has now won 10 of his 16 races with more than 1.3 billion jpn yen in career eanings. Yanagawa Farm was the breeder of Kitasan Black, a 5-year-old bay horse by Black Tide out of Sugar Heart, by Sakua Bakushin O.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Admirable romps Aoba Sho

Admirable made a big appeal toward the Japanese Derby as he won the grade two TV Tokyo Hai Aoba Sho under Mirco Demuro at Tokyo on Saturday.
Demuro held race favorite Admirable at dead last early on, and made up a lot of ground on the final bend. Having drawn away from the rivals at about 400 meters out, he drove to a 2 1/2-length victory. Best Approach was second with Admire Winner third, a 1 1/4-length behind. The winner came cross at the finish in 2 minutes 23.60 seconds over 2,400 meters on firm ground.
Admirable, who has now won three of his four races, is a 3-year-old bay colt by Deep Impact out of Scarlet, by Symboli Kris S.

Friday, April 28, 2017

2017 Aoba Sho on Saturday

12 colts will go for the grade two Aoba Sho, one of the major preps for the Japanese Derby, on Saturday at Tokyo Racecourse.
Admirable, coming from two straight wins, drew post 10. Gricolore Bleu, fifth in the Spring Stakes, drew post 11. Ibuki and Danon Kingdom drew post 12 and 5 respectively.

The post position with jockeys for the 2,400-meter Aoba Sho is:

1-Suzuka Long, Masayoshi Ebina
2-Sir Rembrandt, Yuichi Shibayama
3-Agnes Win, Kenji Kawamata
4-Popocatepetl, Christophe Lemaire
5-Danon Kingdom, Hiroyuki Uchida
6-Admire Winner, Shinichiro Akiyama
7-Meiner Sphene, Daichi Shibata
8-Tagano Asura, Hiroshi Kitamura
9-Best Approach(GB), Yasunari Iwata
10-Admirable, Mirco Demuro
11-Tricolore Bleu, Keita Tosaki
12-Ibuki, Hironobu Tanabe
Weight: 56kgs

Thursday, April 27, 2017

17 runners for Spring Tenno Sho

A total of 17 horses have been entered for the Spring Tenno Sho to be run on Sunday, April 30 at Kyoto Racecourse.
Kitasan Black, who has won this event and the Japan Cup last year, comes from the g1 Osaka Hai victory and will be looking for his second Tenno Sho title. His front-running style could appeal a strong claim.
Satono Diamond, winner of last year's Kikuka Sho(Japanese St. Leger) and Arima Kinen, got off to a great start of the season as he won the g2 Hanshin Daishoten last month.
The pair met once in last year's Arima Kinen when Satono Diamond gained a brilliant victory to finish a neck in front of Kitasan Black.
The possible upsetters in the traditional classic race include: 
g2 Nikkei Sho winner Sciacchetra, Cheval Grand, Dee Majesty, Gold Actor and Rainbow Line.

The field for the 3,200-meter marathon race is: 

1-Sciacchetra, 4c, Hironobu Tanabe
2-Labradorite, 8g, Manabu Sakai
3-Kitasan Black, 5h, Yutaka Take
4-Spirits Minoru, 5h, Hideaki Miyuki
5-Fata Morgana, 9g, Suguru Hamanaka
6-Cheval Grand, 5h, Yuichi Fukunaga
7-Albert, 6h, Yuga Kawada
8-Tamamo Best Play, 7h, Hayato Yoshida
9-Dee Majesty, 4c, Masayoshi Ebina
10-Admire Deus, 6h, Yasunari Iwata
11-Proletariat, 6m, Makoto Sugihara
12-Gold Actor, 6h, Norihiro Yokoyama
13-Tosen Basil, 5h, Hirofumi Shii
14-One and Only, 6h, Ryuji Wada
15-Satono Diamond, 4c, Christophe Lemaire
16-Rainbow Line, 4c, Mirco Demuro
17-Yamakatsu Raiden, 5h, Kohei Matsuyama
Weight: 58kgs, Proletariat allowed 2kgs.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Two big stars clash again in Tenno Sho

Kitasan Black and Satono Diamond are among 19 horses nominated to the Tenno Sho Spring, held on April 30 at Kyoto Racecourse.
The last time they met in the Arima Kinen last December, Satono Diamond showed a sensational closing kick to finish first, while Kitasan Black was a neck second. 
Since that grade one race, Satono Diamond won the g2 Hanshin Daishoten and Kitasan Black won the g1 Osaka Hai.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Mozu Katchan wins Flora S in final stride

12th favorite Mozu Katchan got up in time to win the grade two Sankei Sports Sho Flora Stakes at Tokyo Racecourse on Sunday. Ryuji Wada forced Mozu Katchan ahead of Yamakatsu Grace in the final stride. A neck separated by the two. Another head further away came Flawless Magic third.
The race was run in the final time of 2 minutes 1.30 seconds over 2,000 meters on firm ground.
Mozu Katchan, who has now recorded a three-straight-win, is a 3-year-old dark bay filly by Harbinger out of Site Dealer, by King Kamehameha.

Isla Bonita breaks losing streak in Milers C

Isla Bonita ended more than two-year drought as he won the grade two Yomiuri Milers Cup at Kyoto Racecourse on Sunday. This was the first victory for him since September 12, 2014 at the g2 St. Lite Kinen. Under the hands of Christophe Lemaire, he completed the 1,600-meter trip in 1 minut 32.20 seconds. Race favorite Air Spinel came second, a 1/2-length behind, with another 3/4-length away Young Man Power third.
Isla Bonita, who has now won seven of his 21 races, is a 6-year-old dark bay horse by Fuji Kiseki out of Isla Cozzene, by Cozzene.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Fukushima Himba won by Ukiyono Kaze

The grade three Fukushima Himba Stakes was won in coming-from-behind fashion at Fukushima Racecourse on Saturday by Ukiyono Kaze, who completed the 1,800-meter race in 1 minute 46.80 seconds in the hands of Hayato Yoshida.
Yoshida brought Ukiyono Kaze out to get up in time to beat Frotier Queen by a neck. Another neck behind, Queen's Milagro was third place.
Ukiyono Kaze is a 7-year-old dark bay mare by On Fire out of Admire Dash, by Fusaichi Concorde.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Fukushima Himba Stakes on Saturday

Fukushima Racecourse features the grade three Fukushima Himba Stakes for 4yo+ fillies and mares on Saturday.

Queen's Milagro, Crocosmia, Frontier Queen and Win Fabulous are likely to be the leading contenders.

The field for the 1,800-meter race is:

1-Guimauve, 4f, Katsuma Sameshima(JPN)
2-Happiness Dancer, 6m, Yuichi Kitamura
3-Denko Ange, 4f, Shinichiro Akiyama
4-Western Rebecca, 7m, Eishin Yoshi
5-Win Fabulous, 4f, Masami Matsuoka
6-Ukiyono Kaze, 7m, Hayato Yoshida
7-Tokai Schon, 4f, Ken Tanaka
8-Frontier Queen, 4f, Hiroshi Kitamura
9-Queen's Milagro, 5m, Yutaka Take
10-Eterna Minoru, 4f, Yuji Hishida
11-Briga Alta, 4f, Masaki Katsuura
12-Peisha Felice, 6m, Haruhiko Kawasu
13-Crocosmia, 4f, Keita Tosaki
14-Rock a Hula Baby, 5m, Akihide Tsumura
15-Lethal Weapon, 6m, Yuji Tannai
16-Tamano Brunette, 5m, Genki Maruyama

Weight: 54kgs

2017 Flora Stakes on Sunday

The Sankei Sports Sho Flora Stakes, one of the major preps for the Japanese Oaks, will be run on Sunday, April 23 at Tokyo Racecourse.

The entries include: Flawless Magic, third in the g3 Queen Cup; Ho O Perfume, winning last two outings; Admire Rosa, runner-up in the Elfin Stakes and Dipavamsa.

The post position with riders for the g2 2,000-meter turf race is

1-Mozu Katchan, Ryuji Wada
2-The Queen, Kenichi Ikezoe
3-Canal Street, Masayoshi Ebina
4-Red Mirabel, Yutaka Yoshida
5-Ho O Perfume, Hironobu Tanabe
6-Tagano Aswad, Kyosuke Kokubun
7-Yamakatsu Grace, Norihiro Yokoyama
8-Dream Magic, Yukito Ishikawa
9-Admire Rosa, Yasunari Iwata
10-Meisho Sasayuri, Tomoharu Bushizawa
11-Bill's Treasure, Katsuharu Tanaka
12-Dipavamsa, Hiroyuki Uchida
13-Alonza Mona, Yoshitomi Shibata
14-Flawless Magic, Keita Tosaki
15-Nishino Amore, Takuya Ono
16-Red Cordis, Hiroshi Kiamura
17-La Hulotte, Ikuya Kowata
18-Piscadela, Kiwamu Ogino

All starters carry 54 kgs.

2017 Milers Cup Entries

11 horses have been entered for the Yomiuri Milers Cup, the major prep for the Yasuda Kinen, at Kyoto Racecourse on Sunday, April 23.

Air Spinel returned to this season with victory in the g3 Kyoto Kimpai. His latest run was at the g3 Tokyo Shimbun Hai where he finished third. Regular rider Yutaka Take will ride him to break from post 4.
Among other entries include Tokyo Shimbun Hai winner Black Spinel, Isla Bonita and Prodigal Son.

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

1-Sunrise Major, 8h, 56, Fuma Matsuwaka
2-Action Star, 7h, 56, Tomonori Sato
3-Fiero, 8h, 56, Yuichi Fukunaga
4-Air Spinel, 4c, 56, Yutaka Take
5-Dashing Blaze(USA), 5h, 56, Suguru Hamanaka
6-Young Man Power, 5h, 56, Masami Matsuoka
7-Prodigal Son, 4c, 56, Yuga Kawada
8-Black Spinel, 4c, 56, Mirco Demuro
9-Kluger, 5h, 57, Kohei Matsuyama
10-Shelby, 8h, 56, Hirofumi Shii
11-Isla Bonita, 6h, 57, Christophe Lemaire

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Al Ain wins thrilling Satsuki Sho

The Satsuki Sho(Japanese 2000 Guineas) was won in thrilling finish at Nakayama Sunday afternoon by ninth favorite Al Ain, winner by a neck from Persian Knight, who was a 3/4-length ahead of third place Danburite. 
With 200 meters to go, a bunch of horses were headed toward tne line. Persian Knight then took a lead on the rails, but Kohei Matsuyama-steered Al Ain quickened wide of Persian Knight to get up in the final stride.
The race was run in the Satuki Sho record time of 1 minute 57.80 seconds on firm ground.

Completing of the finishing oder:
Al Ain, Persian Knight, Danburite, Clincher, Rey de Oro, Suave Richard, Fan Dii Na, Win Bright, Cadenas, Platina Voice, Satono Ares, Outliers, Trust, Komano Impulse, King's Rush, My Style, Adam Barows and America's Cup.

Al Ain, trained by Y. Ikee and owned by Sunday Racing Co. Ltd., has now won four of his five raced with more than 182 million jpn yen in career earnings.
Northern Farm was the breeder of the 3-year-old bay colt, by Deep Impact out of Dubai Majesty, by Essence of Dubai.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Molto Bene takes Antares S

Within 200 meters to go, Molto Bene with Mirco Demuro up drew away from the rest, and posted a 2-length victory in the grade three Antares Stakes at Hanshin on Saturday. Second was London Town with Roi Jardin, a neck behind. The winner completed the 1,800-meter distance in 1 minute 49.90 seconds on dirt surface.
Molto Bene is a 5-year-old chestnut horse by Deep Sky out of Noble Eternal, by Afleet.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Antares Stakes, main event at Hanshin on Saturday

The grade three Antares Sakes will be run as a main event on Hanshin Saturday meeting.
A total of 16 dirt runners have been entered for the 1,800-meter race.
The main players could be: Glanzend, Mitsuba, Asukano Roman and Monde Classe.

The field is:

1 Meiner Baika, 8h, 56, Kohei Matsuyama
2 Shonan Apollon, 7h, 56, Yusuke Fujioka
3 Mitsuba, 5h, 56, Norihiro Yokoyama
4 London Town, 4c, 57, Yuga Kawada
5 Roi Jardin, 6h, 56, Suguru Hamanaka
6 Glanzend, 4c, 58, Christophe Lemaire
7 Monde Classe, 6h, 56, Yasunari Iwata
8 Meisho Sumitomo, 6h, 56, Yoshihiro Furukawa
9 Meiner Crop, 7h, 56, Fuma Matsuwaka
10 Molto Bene, 5h, 56, Mirco Demuro
11 Regent Rock, 6h, 56, Yuta Nakatani
12 Tagano Espresso, 5h, 56, Yuichi Kitamura
13 Asukano Roman, 6h, 57, Ryuji Wada
14 Pit Boss, 4c,56, Kota Fujioka
15 Tamuro Miracle, 5h, 56, Yuichi Fukunaga
16 Namura Arashi, 4c, 56, Hideaki Miyuki

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Field set for 2017 Satsuki Sho

A field has been drawn for the Satsuki Sho(Japanese 2000 Guineas) for 3-year-olds to be run on Sunday, April 16 at Nakayama Racecourse.

The center of attention in this classic race will be Fan Dii Na(3-3-0-0), who is the only filly in the 18-horse field. She won all her three races, her most recently effort at the grade three Flower Cup where she toyed with her rivals. It will be very much interesting how she runs against the top class colts. Yasunari Iwata mounts on her to break from post 8.

Among other entries for the 2,000-meter classic race are:
g3 Kyodo News Servive Hai winner Suave Richard(4-2-2-0), g2 Yayoi Sho winner Cadenas(5-3-2-0), g2 Hopleful Stakes winner Rey de Oro(3-3-0-0) and Persian Knight(5-3-1-1), winner of the g3 Arlington Cup.

The post position with jockeys for the Satsuki Sho is:

1-My Style, Norihiro Yokoyama
2-Suave Richard, Hirofumi Shii
3-Komano Impulse, Teruo Eda
4-Cadenas, Yuichi Fukunaga
5-Rey de Oro, Christophe Lemaire
6-Outliers, Hironobu Tanabe
7-Persian Knight, Mirco Demuro
8-Fan Dii Na*, Yasunari Iwata
9-Platina Voice, Ryuji Wada
10-Danburite, Yutaka Take
11-Al Ain, Kohei Matsuyama
12-America's Cup, Fuma Matsuwaka
13-Satono Ares, Keita Tosaki
14-King's Rush, Yoshitomi Shibata
15-Adam Barows, Kenichi Ikezoe
16-Clincher, Yusuke Fujioka
17-Win Bright, Masami Matsuoka
18-Trust, Daichi Shibata

Weight: colts for 57 kgs, filly allowed 2 kgs.
Post time: 15:40 pm(subject to change)

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

2017 Satsuki Sho Nominations

A total of 19 horses have been nominated to the Satsuki Sho equivalent to English 2000 Guineas to be run on Sunday, April 16 at Nakayama Racecourse.
The nominations include g3 Kyodo News Service Hai winner Suave Richard, g3 Flower Cup winner Fan Dii Na, g2 Yayoi Sho winner Cadenas, g2 Hopeful Stakes winner Rey de Oro and Persian Knight, winner of the g3 Arlington Cup.

Sunday, April 09, 2017

Reine Minoru gains Oka Sho victory

Reine Minoru, the 40.8 eighth favorite, put up a great performance to win the Oka Sho(Japanese 1000 Guineas) at Hanshin Racecourse Sunday afternoon.
Ridden by Kenichi Ikezoe and trained by M. Honda, Reine Minoru raced at fourth place early on. With 200 meters to go, Ikezoe took her to the front with heavy favorite Soul Stirring right behind her. From that point, Reine Minoru was never giving up the leading position, winning the  1,600-meter classic race in 1 minute 34.50 seconds on good ground.
The fast finishing Lys Gracieux robbed Soul Stirring of second place. A neck separated by the two. Karakurenai was fourth place with Aerolithe fifth in the reduced field of 17.
Under the color of Minoru Yoshioka, Reine Minoru has now three of her seven races with more than 215 million jpn yen in career earnings.
Bred by Fujiwara Farm, Reine Minoru is a 3-year-old chestnut filly by Daiwa Major out of Daiwa Angel, by Taiki Shuttle.

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Hanshin Himba S won by favorite

The SankeiSports Hai Hanshin Himba Stakes for fillies and mares was won at Hanshin Racecoruse Saturday afternoon by Mikki Queen, who defeated Admire Lead by a 1 3/4-length with Jour Polaire a neck away third.
Suguru Hamanaka kept Mikki Queen in the mid-field before moving up smoothly. She just finished very fast as he called her for her final effort. The 1,600-meter grade two race was run in 1 minute 34.30 seconds on good ground.
Mikki Queen is a 5-year-old bay mare by Deep Impact out of Musical Way, by Gold Away.

Outsider takes New Zealand Trophy
Jo Strictly, the 51.1 12th favorite, won the grade two New Zealand Trophy for 3-year-olds on Saturday at Nakayama Racecourse.
Running behind the leading pack, Andrasch Starke took Jo Strictly to run on the rail down the stretch, and outclassed her rivals. A 1 1/4-length behind, Mayson Junior came second with Bom Servico third, another nose behind.
Jo Strictly is a 3-year-old bay colt by Jo Cappucchino out of Jo Aromat, by King Halo.

Friday, April 07, 2017

New Zealand Trophy on Saturday

Nakayama hosts the grade two New Zealand Trophy for 3-year-olds on Saturday.

The possible leading contenders are Taisei Starry, Climb Major, Bom Servico and Suzuka Major.

The filed for the 1,600-meter race is:

1 Knight Banneret, c, Yuta Nakatani
2 Langadhia, c, Keita Tosaki
3 Seika Chitose, c, Yutaka Yoshida
4 Mayson Junior, c, Yuji Hishida
5 Munkustrap, c, Teruo Eda
6 Jo Strictly, c, Andrasch Starke
7 Suzukaze, f, Hayato Yoshida
8 Daiichi Terminal, c, Takuya Ono
9 Caribbean Gold, f, Katsuharu Tanaka
10 Climb Major, c, Yuga Kawada
11 Jacky, c, Masami Matsuoka
12 Suzuka Major, c, Yasunari Iwata
13 Innovative, c, Yukito Ishikawa
14 Taisei Starry, c, Hiroyuki Uchida
15 Time Trip, c, Hironobu Tanabe
16 Bom Servico, c, Kohei Matsuyama

16 runners for Saturday's Hanshin Himba

A total of 16 fillies and mares have been entered for the Sankeisports Hai Hanshin Himba Stakes at Hanshin on Saturday.

Mikki Queen drew post 6. Queen Ring had post 3.
Admire Lead and Tosen Victory drew post 16 and 5 respectively.

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

1 Western Rebecca, 7m, 54, Ryo Takakura
2 Kurino Lahore, 4f, 54, Yuichi Kitamura
3 Queens Ring, 5m, 56, Mirco Demuro
4 Crocosmia, 4f, 54, Fuma Matsuwaka
5 Tosen Victory, 5m, 54, Yutaka Take
6 Mikki Queen, 5m, 55, Suguru Hamanaka
7 Meisho Mambo, 7m, 55, Futoshi Komaki
8 Jour Polaire, 4f, 54, Hideaki Miyuki
9 Touching Speech, 5m, 54, Ryuji Wada
10 Hiruno Matera, 6m, 54, Hirofumi Shii
11 At the Seaside, 4f, 54, Yuichi Fukunaga
12 Denko Ange, 4f, 54, Masayoshi Ebina
13 Eterna Minoru, 4f, 54, Kenichi Ikezoe
14 Dantsu Cancer, 6m, 54, Yusuke Fujioka
15 Denim and Ruby, 7m, 54, Kota Fujioka
16 Admire Lead, 4f, 54, Christophe Lemaire

Thursday, April 06, 2017

Field drawn for 2017 Oka Sho

A field has been drawn for the Oka Sho(Japanese 1000 Guineas) at Hanshin Racecourse on Sunday.

Soul Stirring(4-4-0-0) heads the field of 18 for the first filly classic of the season. She achieved winning all her four races including the grade one Hanshin Juvenile Fillies. In her latest success of the g3 Tulip Sho, she just came down in the closing stage with a burst of speed after taking a good position.

Among others entered to the Oka Sho are:
Admire Miyabi(4-3-1-0), who became a serious contender for this classic when winning the g3 Queen Cup in good fashion; g3 Artemis Stakes winner Lys Gracieux(5-2-2-1) and g3 Fantasy Stakes winner Mi Suerte(3-2-0-0).

The post position with riders for the 1,600-meter filly classic is:

1-Mi Suerte, Yuga Kawada
2-Rising Reason, Kyosuke Maruta
3-Salonika, Suguru Hamanaka
4-Jeune Ecole, Yuichi Kitamura
5-Belle Capri, Yusuke Fujioka
6-Lys Gracieux, Yutaka Take
7-Show Way, Fuma Matsuwaka
8-Karakurenai, Hironobu Tanabe
9-Gold Cape, Genki Maruta
10-Reine Minoru, Kenichi Ikezoe
11-Alonza Mona, Hideaki Miyuki
12-Aerolithe, Norihiro Yokoyama
13-Vous Etes Jolie, Yuichi Fukunaga
14-Soul Stirring, Christophe Lemaire
15-Admire Miyabi, Mirco Demuro
16-Miss Panthere, Hirofumi Shii
17-Deirdre, Yasunari Iwata
18-Kawakita Enka, Ryuji Wada
All starters carry 55 kgs.
Post time: 15:40 JST time

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

2017 Oka Sho(Japanese 1000 Guineas) Nominations

A total of 22 fillies remain on the final nomination list of the 2017 Oka Sho(Japanese 1000 Guineas) to be run on Sunday, April 9 at Hanshin Racecourse.
The moninations include g3 Tulip Sho winner Soul Stirring, g3 Queen Cup winner Admire Miyabi, Lys Gracieux and Mi Suerte.

Fan Dii Na, who gained an impressive victory in the g3 Flower Cup last month, skips the Oka Sho. She will run in the Satsuki Sho(Japanese 2000 Guineas), held on April 16 at Nakayama, to face top-rated colts.

Sunday, April 02, 2017

Favorite lands Osaka Hai

Race favorite Kitasan Black won an upgraded grade one Osaka Hai in great style at Hanshin Racecourse on Sunday.
Yutaka Take settled Kitasan Black down at third spot with Maltese Apogee in front. Making the final tune for home, he moved up gamely.
Outside 200 meters out, he went right away from the rest with a brilliant finishing speed.
Staphanos performed a strong closing run to finish second, a 3/4-length behind. Another 1/2-length away, Yamakatsu Ace was third with Makahiki fourth, one and a half lengths behind.
Kitasan Black, whose career record is now nine firsts, two seconds and three thirds in 15 starts, races under the color of Ono Shoji and the saddle of H. Shimizu. His career earnings improved to more than 1.1 billion jpn yen.
Kitasan Black, bred by Yanagawa Farm, is a 5-year-old bay colt by Black Tide out of Sugar Heart, by Sakura Bakushin O.

Saturday, April 01, 2017

Logi Chalice victory in Lord Derby Challenge Trophy

Logi Chalice, ridden by Hiroyuki Uchida, went with the pace at second place and went on to win the grade three Lord Derby Challenge Trophy at Nakayama on Saturday.
He won it by a 1/2-length from Champbell Junior(AUS), with Grand Silk, another nose away, third.
Logi Chalice's winning time for the 1,600-meter distance on turf was 1 minute 34.70 seconds.
Logi Chalice, who has now gained the sixth victory of his 16 races, is a 5-year-old chestnut horse by Daiwa Major out of Platina Chalice, by Rock of Gibraltar.