Sunday, November 26, 2017

Nero leads all the way in Keihan Hai


Nero led a field of 16 from start and went all the way to win the Keihan Hai at Kyoto on Sunday. A neck behind, Vip Lively was second with Ittetsu(IRE) anthoer neck away third. NAR rider Hiroto Yoshihara rode the winner to complete the 1,200-meter race in 1 minute 8.80 seconds.
Nero is a 6-year-old chestnut horse by Johannesburg out of Nishino Takarazuka, by Sunday Silence.

Cheval Grand strong closing run in Japan Cup


Taking a good position, Cheval Grand with Hugh Bowman up challenged inside 200 meters out to win the Japan Cup in 2 minutes 23.70 seconds at Tokyo on Sunday.
Rey de Oro got up to finish second, a 1 1/4-length behind the winner. Race favorite Kitasan Black, who led a field of 17 from start, did not stay in the very final stage to finish third, a neck behind Rey de Oro. Fourth was, another 4-length behind, Makahiki with another neck away Idaho(IRE) fifth.

Trained by Y.Tomomichi and owned by K.Sasaki, Cheval Grand has now won seven of his 22 races with more than 733 million jpn yen. Northern Racing was the breeder of Cheval Grand, a half brother of Vivlos, who is a 5-year-old chestnut horse by Heart's Cry out of Halwa Sweet, by Machiavellian.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Grail shows strong finishing kick in Kyoto Nisai


Grail rallied in the stretch to win the Radio Nikkei Hai Kyoto Nisai Stakes at Kyoto on Saturday. He got up under the strong hand of Yutaka Take to pu his head in front at the line. Time Flyer was second with K T Clever finishing a 2 1/2-length behind him in third. The winning time for the 2,000-meter distance was 2 minutes 1.60 seconds.
Grail is a 2-year-old dark bay colt by Heart's Cry out of Platina Chalice, by Rock of Gibraltar.

Friday, November 24, 2017

2017 Keihan Hai


A total of 16 horses will run in the Keihan Hai on Sunday at Kyoto Racecourse.
The possible leading players are Solveig, Melagrana(AUS), Seiun Kosei, At the Seaside and Jeune Ecole.

The field for the grade three 1,200-meter race is:

1-Teehaff, 7h, 56, Yusaku Kokubun
2-Rhein Spirit, 6h, 56, Kazuma Mori
3-Arma Waioli, 5h, 56, Andrea Atzeni
4-Nero, 6h, 58, Hiroto Yoshihara
5-Hiruno Devaro, 6h, 56, Yoshihiro Furukawa
6-Vip Lively, 4c, 56, Takuya Ono
7-Solveig, 4f, 54, Yuga Kawada
8-Narita Star One, 5h, 56, Hideaki Miyuki
9-Melagrana(AUS), 5m, 55, Andrasch Starke
10-Seiun Kosei, 4c, 56, Daisaku Matsuda
11-Fiducia(USA), 5m, 55, Kosei Miura
12-Daishin Thunder, 6h, 56, Ryuji Wada
13-Tamamo Brilliant, 4f, 54, Hayato Yoshida
14-Ittetsu(IRE), 5h, 56, Syu Ishibashi
15-At the Seaside, 4f, 54, Hirofumi Shii
16-Jeune Ecole, 3f, 54, Yuichi Kitamura

2017 Kyoto Nisai Stakes


Nine 2-year-old horses have been entered to the Radio Nikkei Hai Kyoto Nisai Stakes at Kyoto on Saturday.
The two-time winners are Time Flyer and My Heartbeat, who drew post 2 nad 3 respectively.
The impressive debut winners are Grail and Thrash Metal, who break from post 6 and 8 respectively.

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

1-K T Clever(by Deep Impact) c Tetsuya Kobayashi
2-Time Flyer(by Heart's Cry) c Cristian Demuro
3-My Heartbeat(by Zenno Rob Roy) c Hideaki Miyuki
4-Aithon(by King's Best) c Kyosuke Kokubun
5-Run Lina(by Eishin Flash) f Yoshihiro Nagaoka
6-Grail(by Heart's Cry) c Yutaka Take
7-Sister Flag(by Rulership) f Yasunari Iwata
8-Thrash Metal(by Workforce) c Mirco Demuro
9-Namura Appare(by Neo Universe) c Yusaku Kokubun

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Field set for 2017 Japan Cup


A total of 17 horses have been entered to the Japan Cup on Sunday.

Kitasan Black, having won the Tenno Sho Autumn in sensational style on the muddy Tokyo course last outing, bids for a back-to-back victory for this premium race. He drew post 4.
Rey de Oro, winner of the Japan Derby, faces the older company for the first time. It will be interesting how he runs against the top-class horses. He drew post 2.
Satono Crown, who finished a narrow second in the Tenno Sho Autumn, drew post 12.
Cheval Grand and Soul Stirring drew post 1 and 8 respectively.
Foreign entries are Guignol(GER), Iquitos(GER), Boom Time(AUS) and Idaho(IRE).

The 2017 Japan Cup will be run on Sunday, November 26 at Tokyo Racecourse over 2,400 meters.

The post position with jockeys for the Japan Cup is:

1-Cheval Grand, Hugh Bowman
2-Rey de Oro, Christophe Lemaire
3-Guignol(GER), Filip Minarik
4-Kitasan Black, Yutaka Take
5-Sounds of Earth, Hironobu Tanabe
6-Iquitos(GER), Daniele Porcu
7-Decipher, Yuichi Shibayama
8-Soul Stirring, Cristian Demuro
9-Rainbow Line, Yasunari Iwata
10-Boom Time(AUS), Cory Parish
11-Makahiki, Hiroyuki Uchida
12-Satono Crown, Mirco Demuro
13-Sciacchetra, Yuichi Fukunaga
14-Idaho(IRE), Ryan Moore
15-One and Only, Norihiro Yokoyama
16-Yamakatsu Ace, Kenichi Ikezoe
17-Last Impact, Keita Tosaki

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Persian Knight wins Mile Championship in photo finish


Persian Knight, ridden by Mirco Demuro, became the first 3-year-old horse to win the Mile Championship in 17 years when he won the grade one 1,600-meter race in 1 minute 33.80 seconds at Kyoto on Sunday.
About 200 meters from home, Air Spinel came out of the crowd to take a sole lead. Persian Knight drew up inch by inch to challenge and he got up in the nick of time to beat Air Spinel by a nose. Another 1/2-length behind, Sungrazer was third with Reine Minoru fourth and Isla Bonita fifth.
Persian Knight has now won  four of his nine races with more than 230 million jpn yen in career earnings under the train of Y.Ikee and the color of G1 Racing Co.Ltd.

Oiwake Farm was the breeder of Persian Knight, a 3-year-old dark bay colt by Harbinger out of Orient Charm, by Sunday Silence.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Wagnerian romps home in Tokyo Nisai


Race favorite Wagnerian, ridden by Yuichi Fukunaga, rallied in the Tokyo stretch to win the Tokyo Sports Hai Nisai Stakes in 1 minute 46.60 seconds over 1,800 meters on Saturday. He won it by a 3-length from Lucas with another neck away Charlemagne third.
Fukunaga held Wagnerian far off the pace early on and took a lead 200 meters from home for an easy victory.
Wagnerian, who remains a perfect record of three for three, is a 2-year-old bay colt by Deep Impact out of Miss Encore, by King Kamehameha.

Friday, November 17, 2017

2017 Tokyo Sports Hai Nisai S


The Tokyo Sports Hai Nisai Stakes for 2-year-olds will be run on Saturday, November 18 at Tokyo Racecourse.
Among the seven entrants include Wagnerian, undefeated in two starts; impressive debut winner Lucas and Charlemagne, runner-up in the Ivy Stakes.

The post position with riders for the grade three 1,800-meter race is:

1-Cosmo Ignaz(by Eishin Flash), c, Daichi Shibata
2-Gold Gear(by Lord Kanaloa), c, Hiroshi Kitamura
3-Wagnerian(by Deep Impact), c, Yuichi Fukunaga
4-Kafuji Vanguard(by Harbinger), c, Yutaka Yoshida
5-Charlemagne(by Victoire Pisa), c, Keita Tosaki
6-Kewalos(by Daiwa Major), f, Norihiro Yokoyama
7-Lucas(by Screen Hero), c, Ryan Moore

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

18 horses for 2017 Mile Championship


A total of 18 horses have been entered to the Mile Championship.
Chief contenders include:
Air Spinel and Isla Bonita, who finished first and second in the Fuji Stakes respectively;
Red Falx, winner of the Sprinters Stakes, who bids for the mile grade one race;
Satono Aladdin attempts to bounce back from well-beaten in the Tenno Sho Autumn;
Persian Knight is likely to top among the 3-year-old contenders.

The Mile Championship will be held on Sunday, November 19 at Kyoto Racecourse.

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

1-Black Moon, 5h, 57, Andrea Atzeni
2-America's Cup, 3c, 56, Kohei Matsuyama
3-Young Man Power, 5h, 57, Syu Ishibashi
4-Sungrazer, 3c, 56, Yuichi Fukunaga
5-Satono Aladdin, 6h, 57, Yuga Kawada
6-Danon Major, 5h, 57, Yuichi Kitamura
7-Red Falx, 6h, 57, Cristian Demuro
8-Maltese Apogee, 5h, 57, Tomoharu Bushizawa
9-Reine Minoru, 3f, 54, Ryuji Wada
10-Kluger, 5h, 57, Andrasch Starke
11-Air Spinel, 4c, 57, Ryan Moore
12-Isla Bonita, 6h, 57, Christophe Lemaire
13-Grand Silk, 5h, 57, Hironobu Tanabe
14-Garibaldi, 6h, 57, Yasunari Iwata
15-Moon Crest, 5h, 57, Yusuke Fujioka
16-Win Gagnant, 5h, 57, Akihide Tsumura
17-Jo Strictly, 3c, 56, Yutaka Take
18-Persian Knight, 3c, 56, Mirco Demuro

Thursday, November 16, 2017

2017 Japan Cup Nominations


A total of 19 horses have been nominated to the Japan Cup as follows:

Boom Time(AUS)
Cheval Grand
Decipher
Guignol(GER)
Idaho(IRE)
Iquitos(GER)
Kitasan Black
Last Impact
Makahiki
One and Only
Rainbow Line
Rey de Oro
Satono Crown
Sciacchetra
Soul Stirring
Sounds of Earth
Tanta Alegria
Tosen Basil
Yamakatsu Ace

The 2017 Japan Cup will be run on Sunday, November 26 at Tokyo Racecourse.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

2017 Mile Championship Nominations


A total of 22 horses have been nominated to the Mile Championship, held on Sunday, November 19 at Kyoto Racecourse.
The nominations include Air Spinel, Isla Bonita, Persian Knight, Red Falx and Satono Aladdin.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Mozu Katchan gets up in QE 2 Cup


On Sunday at Kyoto Racecouse, the Queen Elizabeth II Cup was won in a thrilling finish by Mozu Katchan, ridden by Mirco Demuro, who came cross the line in 2 minutes 14.30 seconds over 2,200 meters on good ground. The winner got up in time to beat Crocosmia by a neck. Another head away, Mikki Queen came from far behind to finish third. Maximum de Paris was fourth with race favorite Vivlos fifth.
Trained by I.Sameshima and owned by Capital System Co.Ltd., Mozu Katchan has now four in nine starts with more than 234 million jpn yen in career earnings.
M.Kitagawa-bred Mozu Katchan is a 3-year-old dark bay filly by Harbinger out of Site Dealer, by King Kamehameha.

Win Bright holds on in Fukushima Kinen


Win Bright held on to win the Fukushima Kinen at Fukushima Racecourse on Sunday.
Suzuka Devious and Historical challenged, but is was too late to catch the winner. Win Bright won the 2,000-meter race under Masami Matsuoka in 2 minutes .20 seconds by a neck from Suzuka Devious with another nose back Historical third.
Win Bright, who has now won four of his 10 races, is a 3-year-old grey colt by Stay Gold out of Summer Eternity, by Admire Cozzene.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Gendarme(USA) shows great performance in Daily Hai


Gendarme(USA) put up a great performance to win the Daily Hai Nisai Stakes by a 1/4-length from Katsuji at Kyoto on Saturday. Keiai Nautique was, another 2 1/2-length back, third.
Andrea Atzeni forced Gendarme to take an inside passage, getting past Katsuji in the deep stretch. The winning time of the 1,600-meter distance was 1 minute 36.30 seconds.
Gendarme, who has now won two as many starts, is an American-bred dark bay colt by Kitten's Joy out of Belive, by Sunday Silence.

Incantation captures Musashino Stakes


Incantation took a good spot to win the Tokyo Chunichi Sports Hai Musashino Stakes in 1 minute 35.50 seconds over 1,600 meters at the Tokyo dirt track on Saturday.
With 200 meters to go, Incantation was into front and his partner Kosei Miura kept him going to the finish line. A 1/2-length behind, Sunrise Soar came second with Akito Crescent another 1 3/4-length away third.
Incantation, who has now won three in last four starts, is a 7-year-old bay horse by Sinister Minister out of Original Spin, by Machiavellian.

2017 Japan Cup information


Four foreign horses have accepted invitation for the Japan Cup as follows:
Boom Time(AUS)
Guignol(GER)
Idaho(IRE)
Iquitos(GER)

Possible Japan entries are:
Kitasan Black
Makahiki
Rey de Oro
Satono Crown
Soul Stirring
and others

Friday, November 10, 2017

2017 Fukushima Kinen


Fukushima Racecourse hosts the grade three Fukushima Kinen as its main event on Sunday, November 12.
The leading contenders could be Win Bright, Meiner Milano, Tsukuba Azuma O and San Martin.

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

1-Primera Azul, 5m, 52, Manabu Sakai
2-Beruf, 5h, 57, Yuta Nakatani
3-Win Bright, 3c, 54, Masami Matsuoka
4-Shonan Bach, 6h, 54, Hatsuya Kowata
5-Katie Pride, 7h, 52, Katsuma Sameshima
6-Historical, 8h, 57, Katsuharu Tanaka
7-Fermezza, 6h, 55, Yuichi Kitamura
8-Meiner Sphene, 3c, 53, Akihide Tsumura
9-George Cinq, 4c, 54, Hayato Yoshida
10-Meiner Milano, 7h, 58, Yuji Tannai
11-Tsukuba Azuma O, 6h, 57, Yutaka Yoshida
12-Meiner Dean, 8h, 53, Fuyuki Igarashi
13-Suzuka Devious, 6h, 56, Andrasch Starke
14-Masahaya Dream, 5h, 54, Shinichiro Akiyama
15-Fluky, 7h, 57, Hiroshi Kitamura
16-San Martin, 5g, 55, Keita Tosaki

2017 Daily Hai Nisai Stakes


The grade two Daily Hai Nisai Stakes for 2-year-olds will be run on Saturday, November 11 at Kyoto.
Among the nine colts entered to the 1,600-meter race include Frontier, Gendarme(USA), Megaregion, Keiai Nautique and Katsuji. 

The post position with riders is:

1-Lord Ihilani(by Lord Kanaloa), Andrasch Starke
2-Frontier(by Daiwa Major), Yasunari Iwata
3-Gendarme(USA)(by Kitten's Joy), Andrea Atzeni
4-Megaregion(by King Kamehameha), Mirco Demuro
5-Keiai Nautique(by Deep Impact), Yuga Kawada
6-Hishi Cosmah(by Black Tide), Suguru Hamanaka
7-Kakuryo(by Lord Ultima), Tsubasa Iwasaki
8-Katsuji(by Deep Impact), Kohei Matsuyama
9-Namura Appare(by Neo Universe), Yusaku Kokubun
Weight: 55 kgs.

2017 Musashino Stakes


Saturday, November 11 sees the Tokyo Chunichi Sports Hai Musashino Stakes at Tokyo.
The possible leading contenders among the 16 starters are:
Sunrise Nova, Best Warrior(USA), Incantation and Kafuji Take.

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

1-Queen's Saturn, 4c, 56, Hiroshi Kitamura
2-Golden Barows(USA), 5h, 56, Ryan Moore
3-Roi Jardin, 6h, 56, Takuya Ono
4-Charlie Brave(USA), 7g, 56,Masayoshi Ebina
5-Meisho Utage, 6h, 56, Yoshitomi Shibata
6-Sunrise Nova, 3c, 56, Keita Tosaki
7-Akito Crescent, 5h, 56, Kiwamu Ogino
8-Nonkono Yume, 5g, 58, Cristian Demuro
9-Sunrise Soar, 3c, 55, Yutaka Yoshida
10-Pionero, 6h, 56, Vincent Cheminaud
11-Last Dancer, 6h, 56, Hironobu Tanabe
12-Best Warrior(USA), 7h, 58, Christophe Lemaire
13-Incantation, 7h, 57, Kosei Miura
14-Moanin(USA), 5h, 58, Norihiro Yokoyama
15-Blason de Lis, 5h, 57, Hiroyuki Uchida
16-Kafuji Take, 5h, 57, Yuichi Fukunaga

2017 Queen Elizabeth II Cup


A total of 18 fillies and mares will contest in the Queen Elizabeth II Cup.
Vilos, winner of the Dubai Turf, had a good prep when finishing a neck second in the Fuchu Himba Stakes behind Crocosmia last month. 
Smart Layer has run greatly in male company with victory in the Kyoto Daishoten last month.
Mikki Queen, who scored a couple of grade one victories two seasons ago, comes here off a good third in the Takarazuka Kinen.
Rouge Buck has struggled a bit against male company before winning the All Comers at Nakayama last month.
Deirdre, winner of the Shuka Sho, could be one of the best 3-year-old fillies.
Lys Gracieux and Mozu Katchan finished second and third in the Shuka Sho.

The QE II Cup will be run on Sunday, November 12 at Kyoto over 2,200 meters.

The post position order with riders is:

1-Queen's Milagro, Kota Fujioka
2-Happy Yunibansu, Kenichi Ikezoe
3-Tosen Victory, Andrea Atzeni
4-Crocosmia, Ryuji Wada
5-Mozu Katchan, Mirco Demuro
6-Lys Gracieux, Yuichi Fukunaga
7-Queens Ring, Cristian Demuro
8-Touching Speech, Kohei Matsuyama
9-Denko Ange, Masayoshi Ebina
10-Mikki Queen, Suguru Hamanaka
11-Deirdre, Yasunari Iwata
12-Smart Layer, Yuga Kawada
13-Jour Polaire, Hideaki Miyuki
14-Ukiyono Kaze, Norihiro Yokoyama
15-Maximum de Paris, Yusuke Fujioka
16-Vivlos, Christophe Lemaire
17-Rouge Buck, Ryan Moore
18-Eterna Minoru, Hirofumi Shii

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

2017 QE II Cup Nominations


A total of 20 horses have been nominated to the Queen Elizabeth II Cup. The nominations include Deirdre, Mikki Queen, Rouge Buck, Smart Layer and Vivlos.
The QE II Cup will be run on Sunday, November 11 at Kyoto Racecourse.

Sunday, November 05, 2017

Favorite romps Copa Republica Argentina


Race favorite Suave Richard went into front inside 400 meters out, and Mirco Demuro kept him going to the finish line, winning the Copa Republica Argentina in 2 minutes 30 seconds flat over 2,500 meters on the Tokyo firm ground.
Second was, a 2 1/2-length behind, Sole Impact with another 1 1/4-length back Seda Brillantes third.
Suave Richard, who has now won three of his seven races, is a 3-year-old chestnut colt by Heart's Cry out of Pirramimma, by Unbridled's Song.

T M Jinsoku is winner of Miyako Stakes


T M Jinsoku, ridden by Yoshihiro Furukawa, took a lead on the final turn to win the Miyako Stakes at Kyoto on Sunday. A 2 1/2-length behind, Leur Sauveur was second with another 1 1/4-length away King's Guard third. The final time of the 1,800-meter race was 1 minute 50.10 seconds on fast track.
T M Jinsoku, who has now recorded his first grade victorym, is a 5-year-old grey horse by Kurofune out of My Discovery, by Forty Niner.

Saturday, November 04, 2017

Tower of London finishes well in Keio Hai Nisai S


Tower of London came with a splendid late run to win the 1,400-meter Keio Hai Nisai Stakes for 2-year-olds in 1 minute 21.90 seconds at Tokyo on Saturday.
Cassius and Asakusa Genki(USA) fought at the front end, but Tower of London, ridden by Christophe Lemaire, drew up on the outside of the two and took a clear lead from them. Cassius was a 2-length away second. Another 1/2-length behind, Asakusa Genki(USA) was third.
Tower of London, who improved his career record to 4-3-1-0, is a 2-year-old bay colt by Raven's Pass out of Snow Pine, by Dalakhani.

Friday, November 03, 2017

Sound True come-from-behind in JBC Classic


Sound True rallied in the stretch to win the JBC Classic at Ohi on Friday.
A length behind, K T Brave was second with another neck away Mitsuba third.
Takuya Ono held Sound True far off the pace earlier on, and then moved up gradually to get past the winning post in 2 minutes 4.50 seconds over 2,000 meters on dirt.
Sound True, trained at JRA Miho by N.Takagi, is a 7-year-old chestnut gelding by French Deputy out of Kyoei Truth, by Fuji Kiseki.

Nishiken Mononofu gets up in time in JBC Sprint


Nishiken Mononofu got up in time to win the JBC Sprint at Ohi on Friday, November 3.
Norihiro Yokoyama rode excellently, forcing Nishiken Mononofu to take an inside path before flashing past the post in 1 minute 11.40 seconds for the winning time over 1,200 meters on dirt.
A head behind, Copano Rickey got second with Bulldog Boss another head away third.
Nishiken Mononofu, trained at JRA Ritto by Y.Shono, is a 6-year-old chestnut horse by Meisho Bowler out of Green Hill Komachi, by Afleet.

Exciting duel in JBC Ladies' Classic


On Firday afernoon in the JBC Ladies' Classic, an exciting duel by Lalabel and Princia Cometa was seen down the Ohi stretch. The winner went to Lalabel, who became the first  NAR horse to win this classic. Princia Cometa finished a head behind in second. Another 3/4-length behind, Rinehart finished third. The 1,800-meter dirt race was run in 1 minute 54.20 seconds.
Lalabel, trained at NAR Ohi by K.Arayama, is a 5-year-old chestnut mare by Gold Allure out of Breezy Woods, by Timber Country.

Beluga rallies in Fantasy S


Beluga performed a burst of finishing speed to win the grade three KBS Kyoto Sho Fantasy Stakes at Kyoto on Friday.
A 1/2-length behind, Cordierite finished second with another nose back Amalfi Coast third. Cristian Demuro rode the winner to travel the 1,400-meter race in 1 minute 22.90 seconds on firm ground.
Beluga, who remains undeated in two starts, is a 2-year-old black filly by Kinshasa no Kiseki out of Admire Light, by Kris S.

2017 Copa Republica Argentina


A total of 16 horses will contend in the grade two Copa Republica Argentina at Tokyo Racecourse on Sunday, November 5.
Suave Richard, who skipped the Kikuka Sho to race this event after finishing second in the Japanese Derby, drew post 4. Seda Brillantes, undefeated in three starts with impressive victory in the g3 Radio Nikkei Sho last outing, drew post 1. Albert, long-distance runner who won the Diamond Stakes earlier this season, breaks from post 11.

The field for the 2,500-meter turf event is:

1-Seda Brillantes, 3c, 54, Keita Tosaki
2-Meiner Sage, 5h, 54, Daici Shibata
3-Denim and Ruby, 7m, 54, Hironobu Tanabe
4-Suave Richard, 3c, Mirco Demuro
5-Toshin Monstera, 7h, 53, Hiroshi Kitamura
6-Prestwick, 6h, 55, Vincent Cheminaud
7-Sole Impact, 5h, 53, Yuichi Fukunaga
8-Curren Mirotic, 9g, 57,Kenichi Ikezoe
9-Shiho, 6h, 53, Hayato Yoshida
10-Saratoga Spirit, 5h, 53, Hiroyuki Uchida
11-Albert, 6h, 58.5, Andrasch Starke
12-Toruk Makto, 7h, 53, Teruo Eda
13-Happy Moment, 7h, 54, Akihide Tsumura
14-Recondite, 7h, 55, Yuichi Kitamura
15-Hit the Target, 9h, 57, Kosei Miura
16-Comfy, 8h, 52, Masaki Katsuura

2017 Miyako Stakes


The Miyako Stakes will be run as a main event of Kyoto meeting on Sunday, Novemer 5.
Among the 16 horses entered to the grade three 1,800-meter dirt race are Asukano Roman, King's Guard, Epicharis and T M Jinsoku.

1-Molto Bene, 5h, 57, Shinichiro Akiyama
2-Salsa Dione, 3f, 52, Genki Maruyama
3-Tagano Verite, 5g, 56, Kiwamu Ogino
4-Top Divo, 5h, 56, Norihiro Yokoyama
5-Asukano Roman, 6h, 57, Ryuji Wada
6-Tagano Diguo, 3c, 56, Kota Fujioka
7-Regent Rock, 6h, 56, Yuta Nakatani
8-Monde Classe, 6h, 56, Kohei Matsuyama
9-Shiny Beam, 5h, 56, Ryo Takakura
10-Leur Sauveur, 5g, 56, Hideaki Miyuki
11-Rose Princedom, 3c, 55, Takuya Kowata
12-King's Guard, 6h, 57, Yusuke Fujioka
13-Meiner Crop, 7h, 56, Cristian Demuro
14-Tamuro Miracle, 5h, 56, Yuga Kawada
15-Epicharis, 3c, 54, Christophe Lemaire
16-T M Jinsoku, 5h, 56, Yoshihiro Furukawa

Thursday, November 02, 2017

2017 Keio Hai Nisai Stakes


11 horses will contend in the grade two Keio Hai Nisai Stakes for 2-year-olds at Tokyo on Saturday, November 4.
Kisho Stakes winner Tower of London drew post 1. Dahlia Sho winner taisei Pride drew post 5. Cassius, winner of the g3 Hakodate Nisai S, drew post 6. G3 Kokura S winner Asakusa Genki(USA) and impressive debut winner Entscheiden breaks from post 8 and 9 respectively.

The post position with riders for the 1,400-meter event is:

1-Tower of London(by Raven's Pass) c Christophe Lemaire
2-Tosen Amber(by Deep Impact) f Cristian Demuro
3-Mighty Works(by Kinshasa no Kiseki) f Kosei Miura
4-Nishino Urara(by Reach the Crown) f Keita Tosaki
5-Taisei Pride(by Johannesburg) c Mirco Demuro
6-Cassius(by Kinshasa no Kiseki) c Suguru Hamanaka
7-Morino Last Boss(by Espoir City) c Fuyuki Igarashi
8-Asakusa Genki(USA)(by Stormy Atlantic) c Yutaka Take
9-Entscheiden(by Deep Impact) c Masayoshi Ebina
10-Peace Universe(by Logi Universe) c Hiroyuki Uchida
11-Tokino Megami(by Toby's Corner) f Yutaro Nonaka
Weight: 55 kgs. for colts, 54 kgs. for fillies

2017 Fantasy Stakes


Firday, November 3 sees the grade three KBS Kyoto Sho Fantasy Stakes for 2-year-old fillies at Kyoto Racecourse.
The leading contenders among the 13 entrants could be: g3 Niigata Nisai Stakes runner-up Cordierite, 4-length debut winner Beluga, Chukyo Nisai Stakes winner Amalfi and Momiji Stakes runner-up Adel Weise.

The post position with riders for the 1,400-meter race is:

1-Peisha Luas(by Strong Return) Mirco Demuro
2-Regle d'Or(by Admier Max) Ryo Takakura
3-Mozu Superflare(USA)(by Speightstown) Fuma Matsuwaka
4-Snow Garden(by Shonan Kampf) Yuya Mizuguchi
5-Armonica(by Lord Kanaloa) Hironobu Tanabe
6-Suzuka Ferrari(by Suzuka Phoenix) Andrasch Starke
7-Tomboy(by Admire Max) Manabu Sakai
8-Cordierite(by Daiwa Major) Ryuji Wada
9-Beluga(by Kinshasa no Kiseki) Christian Demuro
10-Amalfi Coast(by Daiwa Major) Suguru Hamanaka
11-Adel Weise(by Eishin Flash) Kiwamu Ogino
12-Daishin Stella(by Daishin Orange) Yuga Kawada
13-Bowls(by Eishin Flash) Hirofumi Shii
Weight: 54 kgs.