Tuesday, October 31, 2017

2017 JBC races


Ohi Racecourse hosts the JBC races, which feature the three NAR grade one races, namely, the JBC Classic, the JBC Sprint and the JBC Ladies' Classic, on Friday, November 3.

JBC Classic
13 horses have been entered to the JBC Classic.
The JRA horses entries are last year's winner Awardee(USA), Kawasaki Kinen winner All Brush, Mitsuba, Glanzend, multiple g1 winner Sound True, Nihon TV Hai winner Apollo Kentucky(USA) and Teio Sho winner K T Brave.

The field for the 2,000-meter dirt race is:

1-Awardee(USA), 7h, Yutaka Take
2-Festive Yell, 6h, Fumio Matoba
3-All Brush, 5h, Christophe Lemaire
4-Tamamo Navy, 6h, Kenichi Shigeta
5-Mitsuba, 5h, Kohei Matsuyama
6-Sabuno Kurohyo, 4c, Shoji Wada
7-Glanzend, 4c, Taito Mori
8-Sound True, 7g, Takuya Ono
9-Baldassare, 4c, Norifumi Mikamoto
10-Apollo Kentuckey(USA), 5h, Hiroyuki Uchida
11-Hercules, 9h, Shoya Hozono
12-K T Brave, 4c, Yuichi Fukunaga
13-Spire, 8h, Yoichi Ando
All starters carry 57 kgs.

JBC Sprint
A total of 16 horses assemble for the JBC Sprint.
The JRA entries are Nishiken Mononofu, Nobo Baccara, Dream Valentino, Snow Dragon, Copano Rickey, Corin Berry and Nero. Tokyo Hai winner Kitasan Mikazuki could top among the NAR entries.

The field for the 1,200-meter dirt race is:
1-Nishiken Mononofu, 6h, Norihiro Yokoyama
2-Setono Promise, 7h, Nobuhisa Mimura
3-Kitasan Mikazuki, 7h, Kenichi Sigeta
4-Suadela, 4f, Shuji Akaoka
5-Nobo Baccara, 5h, Norifumi Mikamoto
6-Dream Valentino, 10h, Yasunari Iwata
7-Precise King, 5h, Ryuji Tatsushiro
8-Snow Dragon, 9h, Takuya Ono
9-Shigeru Kaga, 6h, Seiji Yamazaki
10-Copano Rickey, 7h, Taito Mori
11-Bulldog Boss, 5h, Hiroyuki Uchida
12-Corin Berry, 6m, Kohei Matsuyama
13-Ensemble Life, 4c, Daisuke Mashima
14-Gaudy, 9h, Fumio Matoba
15-Nero, 6h, Shogo Nakano
16-Major Athlete, 8h, Tetsuya Takahashi
Weight: 57 kgs., fillies and mares allowed 2 kgs.

JBC Ladies' Classic
15 fillies and mares have been entered to the JBC Ladies Classic.
The JRA entries are Empress Hai winner One Millionth, Princia Cometa, back-to-back Ladis Classic winner White Fugue, Sparking Ladies Cup winner Ange Desir, Kinsho Yukihime and Tagano Verona. Lalabel, who finished second in the Sparking Ladies Cup, could top among the NAR entries.

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

1-One Millionth, 4f, Yuichi Fukunaga
2-Tyrfing, 4f, Hidemitsu Sakai
3-Princia Cometa, 4f, Yutaka Take
4-Princess Value, 7m, Hiroto Yoshihara
5-White Fugue, 5m, Masayoshi Ebina
6-Fight Your Song, 6m, Mitsuhiro Masuda
7-Ange Desir, 3f, Norihiro Yokoyama
8-Lalabel, 5m, Daisuke Mashima
9-Touch Sprint, 3f, Ikuyasu Kurakane
10-Spangle, 6m, Toshiya Yamamoto
11-Rinehart, 6m, Tsubasa Sasagawa
12-Dear Maruko, 4f, Hideya Sahara
13-Kinsho Yukihime, 4f, Hiroyuki Uchida
14-Tagano Verona, 3f, Yasunari Iwata
15-Silky Queen, 6m, Takayuki Yano
Weight: 55 kgs., 3-year-olds allowed 2 kgs.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Kitasan Black proves himself best horse in Tenno Sho Autumn


Kitasan Black proved himself the best horse in the country as he won the Tenno Sho Autumn at Tokyo on Sunday.
After breaking badly, Yutaka Take held Kitasan Black far off the pace, and then moved up gamely on the bend. By the time the field reached the 400-meter pole, Kitasan Black took a lead on his way to getting up to the winning post.
Satno Crown challenged him in the very final stage to finish a neck behind in second.
Another 2 1/2-length behind, Rainbow Line was third with Real Steel fourth and Makahiki fifth. The 2,400-meter race was run on the worst ground condition in 2 minutes 8.30 seconds.
Kitasan Black, trained by H.Shimizu and owned by Ono Shoji, has now won the JRA sixth grade one race with a career record of 18-11-2-3. His career earnings brought to just shy of 1.5 billion jpn yen.
Yanagawa Bokujo was the breeder of Kitasan Black, a 5-year-old bay horse by Black Tide out of Sugar Heart, by Sakura Bakushin O.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Lucky Lilac takes Artemis S


Running on the middle of the course, Lucky Lilac took a lead inside 200 meters out to win the Artemis Stakes at Tokyo on Saturday. Sayakachan was, a 3/4-length behind, second with Lathyros finishing another length back in third. Syu Ishibashi rode the winner to complete the 1,600-meter distance in 1 minute 34.90 seconds on good ground.
Lucky Lilac, who remains undefeated in two starts, is a 2-year-old chestnut filly by freshman sire Orfevre out of Lilacs and Lace, by Flower Alley.

Thrilling finish in Swan Stakes


After a thrilling duel with Hiruno Devaro in the last 200 meters, Sungrazer won the Mainichi Broadcast Sho Swan Stakes at Kyoto Racecourse on Saturday.
The 3-year-old brown colt won the 1,400-meter race under Cristian Demuro in 1 minute 22.40 seconds on heavy ground. A head behind, Hiruno Devaro finished second with another 1 3/4-length away Let's Go Donki third.
Sungrazer, who has now extended his winning streak to four, is a son of Deep Impact and Deputy Minister mare Mantis Hunt.

Friday, October 27, 2017

2017 Artemis Stakes


15 two-year-old fillies assemble for the grade three Artemis Stakes at Tokyo Racecourse on Saturday, October 28.
The leading contenders could be Uranus Charm, Lucky Lilac and Tosen Bless.

The post position with riders for the 1,600-meter turf race is:

1-High Heel, Hiroyuki Uchida
2-Lathyros, Shinichiro Akiyama
3-Miss Mamma Mia, Mitsuyuki Miyazaki
4-Tide Over, Daichi Shibata
5-Danon Grace, Masayoshi Ebina
6-Sayakachan, Masami Matsuoka
7-Uranus Charm, Keita Tosaki
8-Trois Etoiles, Yuichi Fukunaga
9-Scarlet Color, Keisuke Dazai
10-Cinderella Make, Yuta Nakatani
11-Grande Pirouette, Hironobu Tanabe
12-Sister Flag, Hiroshi Kitamura
13-Lucky Lilac, Syu Ishibashi
14-Tosen Bless, Christophe Lemaire
15-Passe, Junji Iwabe
Weight: 54 kgs.

2017 Swan Stakes


Kyoto's main event on Saturday, October 28 will be the grade two Mainichi Broadcast Swan Stakes for 3-year-olds and upwards.

The possible main contenders are Let's Go Donki, Sungrazer, Seiun Kosei and Karakurenai.

The field for the 1,400-meter race is:

1-Vip Lively, 4c, 56, Fuma Matsuwaka
2-Let's Go Donki, 5m, 54, Yasunari Iwata
3-Sungrazer, 3c, 54, Cristian Demuro
4-Hiruno Devaro, 6h, 56, Hirofumi Shii
5-Teehaff, 7h, 56, Yusaku Kokubun
6-Jeune Ecole, 3f, 52, Yuichi Kitamura
7-Campbell Junior(AUS), 5h, 56, Andrasch Starke
8-Lovers Point, 7m, 54, Haruhiko Kawasu
9-Talking Drum, 7h, 56, Kota Fujioka
10-Tosen Duke, 6h, 56, Suguru Hamanaka
11-Seiun Kosei, 4c, 58, Hideaki Miyuki
12-Fumino Moon, 5h, 56, Ryuji Wada
13-Tosho Piste, 5h, 56, Yoshihiro Furukawa
14-Besten Dank, 5h, 56, Kenichi Ikezoe
15-Danon Major, 5h, 56, Yutaka Take
16-Moon Crest, 5h, 56, Kiwamu Ogino
17-Mi Suerte, 3f, 52, Yuga Kawada
18-Karakurenai, 3f, 52, Mirco Demuro

Field set for 2017 Tenno Sho Autumn


A maximum field of 18 horses is set to run in the Tenno Sho Autumn.

Chief runners among the entrants
Satono Crown; winner of the Hong Kong grade one race last season, comes into this event off victory in the Takarazuka Kinen
Neorealism; best effort when gaining an impressive victory in the QE II Cup at Hong Kong last outing
Real Steel; grade one winner at Dubai, has good momentum with a sensational victory in the Mainichi Okan earlier this month
Kitasan Black; multiple grade one winner, has made great impression with a series of good form at the highest level, but has to come back from an undesired result in the Takarazuka Kinen
Soul Stirring; Japanese Oaks heroine, attempts to bounce back form a well-beaten in the Mainichi Okan
Greater London; finished a good third against top runners in the Mainichi Okan
Satono Aladdin; winner of the Yasuda Kinen, ran greatly last outing when finishing second in the Mainichi Okan

The Tenno Sho Autumn will be run on Sunday, October 29 at Tokyo Racecourse.

The field for the 2,000-meter turf race is:

1-Sakura Empereur, 6h, Masayoshi Ebina
2-Satono Crown, 5h, Mirco Demuro
3-Neorealism, 6h, Andrasch Starke
4-Real Steel, 5h, Vincent Cheminaud
5-Yamakatsu Ace, 5h, Kenichi Ikezoe
6-Decipher, 8h, Yuichi Shibayama
7-Kitasan Black, 5h, Yutaka Take
8-Rainbow Line, 4c, Yasunari Iwata
9-Soul Stirring, 3f, Christophe Lemaire
10-Mikki Rocket, 4c, Ryuji Wada
11-Lord Vent d'Or, 4c, Keisuke Dazai
12-Staphanos, 6h, Keita Tosaki
13-Greater London, 5h, Hironobu Tanabe
14-Satono Aladdin, 6h, Yuga Kawada
15-Makahiki, 4c, Hiroyuki Uchida
16-Cadenas, 3c, Yuichi Fukunaga
17-One and Only, 6h, Norhiro Yokoyama
18-Sciacchetra, 4c, Christian Demuro
Weight: 58kgs, 3-year-olds allowed 2 kgs., fillies and mare allowed 2 kgs.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

2017 Tenno Sho Autumn Nominations


A total of 20 horses have been nominated to the Tenno Sho Autumn. Among the nominations to the grade one 2,000-meter race are Greater London, Kitasan Black, Real Steel, Satono Aladdin, Satono Crown and Soul Stirring.
The Tenno Sho Autumn will be run on Sunday, October 29 at Tokyo Racecourse.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Kiseki raliies in Kikuka


Kiseki rallied on the outside in the Kyoto muddy course to win the Kikuka Sho(Japanese St.Leger) on Sunday afternoon.
The race was run at a slow pace, while Mirco Demuro held Kiseki off the pace. In the stretch, Kiseki flashed past a bunch of rivals, coming home a clear winner of the 3,000-meter race in 3 minutes 18.90 seconds for the final time.
A 2-length behind, Clincher finished second with another nose back Popocatepetl third. Meiner Wunsch was, another 1 1/2-length further back, fourth with Danburite fifth.
Kiseki has raced under the train of K.Sumii and the color of T.Ishikawa and his career record has improved to 8-4-1-2 with more than 213 million jpn yen in career earnings.
Shimokobe Farm was the breeder of Kiseki, a 3-year-old dark bay by Rulership out of Blitz Finale, by Deep Impact.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Air Spinel wins easily Fuji Stakes


Air Spinel won the Fuji Stakes in an easy style on Saturday afternoon.
After holding a good position, he took an outside path under Yutaka Take when turning for home and went on to winning the 1,600-meter race in 1 minute 34.80 seconds on soft ground. A 2-length behind, Isla Bonita was second with Kluger finishing another 1/2-length back in third.
Air Spinel is a 4-year-old chestnut colt by King Kamehameha out of Air Messiah, by Sunday Silence.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Field of 2017 Kikuka Sho


In the absence of Rey de Oro, a field of 18 colts is set to run in the Kikuka Sho(Japanese St.Leger) at Kyoto Racecourse on Sunday, October 22.
Al Ain, winner of the Satsuki Sho(Japanese 2000 Guineas), drew post 16. Mikki Swallow, who beat Al Ain in the St.Lite Kinen, drew post 12.
Kiseki, finishing second in the Kobe Shimbun Hai behind Rey de Oro, drew post 13.
Satono Arthur, third in the Kobe Shimbun Hai, drew post 8. Danburite, fourth in the Kobe Shimbun Hai, drew post 15.

The post position with riders for the 3,000-meter event is:

1-Bless Journey, Yoshitomi Shibata
2-Win Ganador, Akihide Tsumura
3-Stiffelio, Fuma Matsuwaka
4-Clincher, Yusuke Fujioka
5-Tricolore Bleu, Keita Tosaki
6-Meiner Wunsch, Daichi Shibata
7-Adam Barows, Kenichi Ikezoe
8-Satono Arthur, Yuga Kawada
9-Kurino Yamatono O, Hideaki Miyuki
10-Best Approach(GB), Yasunari Iwata
11-Satono Chronicle, Yuichi Fukunaga
12-Mikki Swallow, Norihiro Yokoyama
13-Kiseki, Mirco Demuro
14-Popocatepetl, Ryuji Wada
15-Danburite, Yutaka Take
16-Al Ain, Christophe Lemaire
17-Platina Voice, Hironobu Tanabe
18-My Style, Hirofumi Shii
Weight: 57 kgs.

2017 Fuji Stakes


A total of 15 horses have been entered to the grade three Fuji Stakes at Tokyo on Saturday, October 21.
The possible leading contenders are Persian Knight, Air Spinel, Grand Silk and Isla Bonita.
The field for the 1,600-meter race is:

1-Satono Ares, 3c, 54, Takuya Ono
2-Red en Ciel, 3c, 54, Yuichi Fukunaga
3-Black Moon, 5h, 56, Keita Tosaki
4-Garibaldi, 6h, 56, Yasunari Iwata
5-Persian Knight, 3c, 55, Mirco Demuro
6-Air Spinel, 4c, 57, Yutaka Take
7-Meiner Aurato, 6h, 56, Daichi Shibata
8-Lord Quest, 4c, 56, Kenichi Ikezoe
9-Jo Strictly, 3c, 56, Kiwamu Ogino
10-Clarity City, 6h, 56, Hayato Yoshida
11-Grand Silk, 5h, 57, Hironobu Tanabe
12-Musee Alien, 5g, 56, Hiroshi Kitamura
13-Kluger, 5h, 57, Hiroyuki Uchida
14-Daiwa Liberal, 6h, 56, Katsuharu Tanaka
15-Isla Bonita, 6h, 58, Christophe Lemaire

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

2017 Kikuka Sho Nominations


24 horses have been nominated to the Kikuka Sho(Japanese St.Leger). The nominations include Al Ain, Danburite, Kiseki, Mikki Swallow and Satono Arthur.

The Kikuka Sho will be run on Sunday, October 22 at Kyoto Racecourse.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Deirdre finishes strongly in Shuka


The Shuka Sho was won this afternoon at Kyoto Racecourse by Deirdre, who finished very fast to flash past Mozu Katchan and Lys Gracieux in the deep stretch.
Lys Gracieux finished, a 1 1/4-length behind the winner, in second with another nose back Mozu Katchan third. Rabbit Run(USA) was fourth followed by Kawakita Enka fourth.
Christophe Lemaire guided Deirdre to get up at the line in 2 minutes 0.02 second over 2,000 meters on heavy ground.
Trained by M. Hashida and owned by T.Morita, Deirdre has now won five in 14 career starts with 203 million jpn yen in career earnings.
Northern Farm was the breeder of Deirdre, a 3-year-old bay filly by Harbinger out of Reizend, by Special Week.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Crocosmia coast-to-coast victory in Fuchu Himba


Crocosmia set the pace to win the Ireland Trophy Fuchu Himba Stakes at Tokyo Racecourse on Saturday. A neck behind, Vivlos finished second with Admire Lead finishing another 1 1/4-length away in third.
Yasunari Iwata was aboard the winner in coming cross the winning post in 1 minute 48.10 seconds over 1,800 meters on good ground.
Crocosmia, who has now won five of her 19 races, is a 4-year-old dark bay filly by Stay Gold out of Developpe, by Boston Harbor.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Field set for 2017 Shuka Sho


A field of 18 three-year-old fillies have been drawn for the grade one Shuka Sho at Kyoto Racecourse on Sunday, October 15.

Aerolithe, winner of the NHK Mile Cup, drew post 1. Rose Stakes winner Rabbit Run(USA) drew post 2. Shion Stakes winner Deirdre drew post 16. Lys Gracieux and Fan Dii Na drew post 7 and 16 respectively.

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

1-Aerolithe, Norihiro Yokoyama
2-Rabbit Run(USA), Ryuji Wada
3-Black Onyx, Takuya Ono
4-Mozu Katchan, Mirco Demuro
5-Black's Beach, Yuga Kawada
6-Meisho Owara, Fuma Matsuwaka
7-Lys Gracieux, Yutaka Take
8-Kawakita Enka, Yuichi Kitamura
9-Hello Unicorn, Hironobu Tanabe
10-Tagano Verona, Hideaki Miyuki
11-Mirissa, Yuichi Fukunaga
12-Reine Minoru, Kenichi Ikezoe
13-Lycabettos, Suguru Hamanaka
14-Deirdre, Christophe Lemaire
15-Vous Etes Jolie, Yuji Hishida
16-Fan Dii Na, Yasunari Iwata
17-Port Vendres, Kosei Miura
18-Caribbean Gold, Katsuharu Tanaka
Weight: 55 kgs

2017 Fuchu Himba Stakes


Vivlos makes her first start since winning the Dubai Turf last February as she faces the 13 rivals in the Ireland Trophy Fuchu Himba Stakes at Tokyo Racecourse on Monday, October 14. With Christophe Lemaire up, she breaks from post 1.
The main oppositons to Vivlos could be: Queens Ring, Admire Lead and Queen's Milagro.

The post position with riders for the grade two 1,800-meter race for fillies and mares is:

1-Vivlos, Christophe Lemaire
2-Happy Yunibansu, Akihide Tsumura
3-Denko Ange, Masayoshi Ebina
4-Queens Ring, Mirco Demuro
5-Tosen Victory, Yuichi Fukunaga
6-Gekkako, Daichi Shibata
7-Admire Lead, Keita Tosaki
8-Rock a Hula Baby, Kosei Miura
9-Kinsho Yukihime, Hiroyuki Uchida
10-Queen's Milagro, Yutaka Take
11-Crocosmia, Yasunari Iwata
12-One Breath Away, Hironobu Tanabe
13-Asuka Biren, Daisaku Matsuda
14-Bangor, Yuichi Shibayama

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

2017 Shuka Sho Nominations


A total of 25 three-year-old fillies have been nominated to the grade one Shuka Sho.
The nominations include NHK Mile Cup winner Aerolithe, Shion Stakes winner Deirdre, Rose Stakes winner Rabbit Run(USA), Lys Gracieux and Fan Dii Na.
The Shuka Sho will be run on Sunday, October 15 at Kyoto Racecourse.

Monday, October 09, 2017

Copano Rickey wins Nanbu Hai for two consecutive years


Copano Rickey was held by Hironobu Tanabe at third or fourth position, and then Tanabe forced his horse to go into front inside 200 meters from home on their way to winning the Nanbu Hai at Morioka track on Monday.
A 4-length behind, Nobo Baccara was second with another neck back King's Guard. Another length further behind, Kafuji Take fourth followed by Gold Dream fifth.
The 1,600-meter grade one race was run in 1 minute 34.90 seconds on fast track.
Copano Rickey, who has now won his 10th dirt grade one race, is a 7-year-old chestnut horse by Gold Allure out of Copano Nikita, by Timber Country.

Smart Layer brilliant finishing speed in Kyoto


After running on the rails, Smart Layer squeezed between horses to win the grade two Kyoto Daishoten at Kyoto Racecourse on Monday.
Tosen Basil was, a 1/2-length behind, second with another neck away Cheval Grand third. Yutaka Take was aboard the winner to cover the 2,400-meter trip in 2 minutes 23 seconds flat on firm ground.
Smart Layer, who has now won nine of her 27 races, is a 7-year-old grey mare by Deep Impact out of Show Style, by White Muzzle.

Sunday, October 08, 2017

Real Steel finishes strongly in Mainichi Okan


Real Steel produced a superb burst of finishing kick to win the 1.800-meter Mainichi Okan at Tokyo on Sunday. He denied challenge by Satono Aladdin, coming cross the wire in 1 minute 45.60 seconds for the winning time. A neck behind, Satono Aladdin finished second with Greater London third, another 1 1/2-length back. The winning rider was Mirco Demuro.
Race favorite Soul Stirring set the pace, but she finished eighth.

Real Steel, who has now four of his 14 races, is a 5-year-old bay horse by Deep Impact out of Loves Only Me, by Storm Cat.

Saturday, October 07, 2017

2017 Nanbu Hai


A total of 16 horses have been entered for the Mile Championship Nanbu Hai, one of the NAR grade one races, at Morioka track on Monday, October 9.
The JRA entries are Best Warrior(USA), Nobo Baccara, Win Full Bloom, King's Guard, Copano Rickey, Gold Dream and Kafuji Take.

The field for the 1,600-meter dirt event is:

1-Yukko, 5m, Ryo Takamatsu
2-Best Warrior(USA), 7h, Keita Tosaki
3-Nobo Baccara, 5h, Hiroto Yoshihara
4-Admire Ibama, 7h, Yuichi Saito
5-Salvador Hakui, 7h, Masamori Higashikawa
6-Meisho Ocean, 6h, Yuichi Sakaguchi
7-Win Full Bloom, 6h, Shinobu Murakami
8-Cherry Picker, 4c, Toshiya Yamamoto
9-King's Guard, 6h, Shogo Nakano
10-Keirin Boss, 6h, Naoki Kimura
11-Copano Rickey, 7h, Hironobu Tanabe
12-Eagle Kazan, 9h, Makoto Otsubo
13-Gold Dream, 4c, Yuga Kawada
14-Kafuji Take, 5h, Yuichi Fukunaga
15-Tokino Bellatrix, 5m, Takayuki Morishima
16-Cosmo Joy Joy, 5h, Shunri Sugawara
Weight: 57 kgs, fillies and mares allowed 2 kgs.

2017 Kyoto Daishoten


The grade two Kyoto Daishoten will be run on Monday, October 9 at Kyoto Racecourse.
A total of 15 horses contests in the 2,400-meter event.
The leading contenders could be: Sounds of Earth, Cheval Grand, Smart Layer and Mikki Rocket.

The field is:

1-Proletariat, 6m, 54, Makoto Sugihara
2-Sounds of Earth, 6h, 56, Norihiro Yokoyama
3-Cheval Grand, 5h, 57, Mirco Demuro
4-Smart Layer, 7m, 54, Yutaka Take
5-Mikki Rocket, 4c, 57, Ryuji Wada
6-Hit the Target, 9h, 56, Futoshi Komaki
7-Fame Game, 7g, 57, Christophe Lemaire
8-Tosen Basil, 5h, 56, Yasunari Iwata
9-Action Star, 7h, 56, Fuma Matsuwaka
10-Last Impact, 7h, 56, Suguru Hamanaka
11-Barone Douphol, 7g, 56, Yoshihiro Furukawa
12-Curren Mirotic, 9g, 56, Kenichi Ikezoe
13-Happy Moment, 7h, 56, Kota Fujioka
14-Recondite, 7h, 56, Yuichi Kitamura
15-Maximum de Paris, 5m, 54, Yusuke Fujioka

Danon Premium remains undefeated with Saudi Arabia RC victory


Danon Premium chased the pace at second position to win the Saudi Arabia Royal Cup at Tokyo on Saturday. Stelvio, who came from far behind to finish second, a 1 3/4-length behind. Another 1 1/4-length away, Carbonado was third.
Yuga Kawada was aboard the winner to complete the 1,600-meter race in the 2-year-old record time of 1 minute 33 seconds flat.
Danon Premium, who has now won two as many starts, is a 2-year-old brown colt by Deep Impact out of Indiana Gal, by Intikhab.


Friday, October 06, 2017

2017 Mainichi Okan


Soul Stirring, winner of the Japanese Oaks, takes on the top company for the first time when she lines up in the grade two Mainichi Okan at Tokyo on Sunday, October 8. She breaks from post 1.
Other competitive entries among the 12 horses are likely to be: Makahiki, Greater London, Real Steel and Satono Aladdin.

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

1-Soul Stirring, 3f, 53, Christophe Lemaire
2-Makahiki, 4c, 57, Hiroyuki Uchida
3-Daiwa Cagney, 3c, 54, Hiroshi Kitamura
4-Astra Emblem, 4c, 56, Keita Tosaki
5-Historical, 8h, 56, Katsuharu Tanaka
6-Matchless Hero, 6h, 56, Hayato Yoshida
7-Greater London, 5h, 56, Hironobu Tanabe
8-Real Steel, 5h, 57, Mirco Demuro
9-Young Man Power, 5h, 56, Syu Ishibashi
10-One and Only, 6h, 57, Norihiro Yokoyama
11-Win Bright, 3c, 55, Masami Matsuoka
12-Satono Aladdin, 6h, 58, Yuga Kawada

2017 Saudi Arabia Royal Cup


Saturday, October 7 sees the grade three Saudi Arabia Royal Cup for 2-year-olds at Tokyo Racecourse.
Danon Premium, who romped his debut race at Tokyo last June, drew post 2.
Double Sharp, NAR-trained horse who has run well in the JRA campaign, drew post 6.
Stelvio, undefeated in two starts, drew post 16.
Suave Edward, impressive debut winner at Tokyo, drew post 17.

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

1-Engrosser(by Transcend), c, Kosei Miura
2-Danon Premium(by Deep Impact), c, Yuga Kawada
3-Schwarz Bomber(by Deep Brillante), c, Yuichi Fukunaga
4-Bowls(by Eishin Flash), f, Futoshi Komaki
5-Hakusan Fuero(by Silport), c, Syu Ishibashi
6-Double Sharp(by Behkabad), c, Yamato Ishikawa
7-Star River(by Screen Hero), f, Takuya Ono
8-Merum Sal(by Johannesburg), c, Teruo Eda
9-Cosmo in the Heart(by Heart's Cry), c, Daichi Shibata
10-Violent Blow(by Bago), c, Hiroyuki Uchida
11-Meiner Saai Roang(by Captain Thule), c, Akihide Tsumura
12-Meisho Dodo(by Victoire Pisa), c, Hayato Yoshida
13-Carbonado(by Deep Impact), c, Yasunari Iwata
14-Tenku(by Johannesburg), c, Hironobu Tanabe
15-Soil to the Soul(by Laurel Guerreiro), c, Katsuharu Tanaka
16-Stelvio(by Lord Kanaloa), c, Christophe Lemaire
17-Suave Edward(by Eishin Flash), c, Hirofumi Shii
18-Ruggero(by Kinshasa no Kiseki), c, Keita Tosaki

Weight: 55kgs for colts, 54 kgs.for fillies

Sunday, October 01, 2017

Red Falx repeats Sprinters S win


Red Falx, ridden by Mirco Demuro, gained the Sprinters Stakes victory for two consecutive years when he won the grade one 1,200-meter race at Nakayama today. He got up in the nick of time, coming cross the winning post in 1 minute 7.60 seconds on firm ground.
A neck behind, Let's Go Donki was second with Once in a Moon, another 1/2-length back, third. Snow Dragon was fourth followed by Blizzard(AUS) fifth in the field of 18.
Red Falx, trained by T.Ozeki and owned by TokyoHorseRacing Co.Ltd., has now won 10 of his 23 races with more than 459 million jpn yen in career earnings.
Shadai Farm was the breeder of Red Falx, a 6-year-old grey horse by Swept Overboard out of Vermouth, by Sunday Silence.