Sunday, May 28, 2017

Rey de Oro wins Derby: Lemaire rides perfectly


Second favorite Rey de Oro won the Japanese Derby(Tokyo Yushun)at Tokyo Racecourse on Sunday afternoon. Kazuo Fujisawa gained a first Derby success with Rey de Oro as a trainer in 29 years.
Christophe Lemaire rode a perfect and great race, making an early move in the backstretch. Before the field went into the final bend, Lemaire and Rey de Oro were second place, just behind My Style.
With more than 200 meters to go, Lemaire sent his colt past My Style to take a lead. Suave Richard challenged on the outside, but Rey de Oro just held off to win the 2,400-meter race in 2 minutes 26.90 seconds. A 3/4-length behind, Suave Richard came second with another 1 1/4-length back Admirable third. The fourth was My Style with Al Ain fifth.
In the color of Carrot Farm, Rey de Oro has now won four of his five races with more than 322 million jpn yen in career earnings. Bred by Northern Racing, the 3-year-old bay colt is  by King Kamehameha out of La Dorada, by Symboli Kris S.

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