Friday, October 05, 2018

2018 Mainichi Okan


The Mainichi Okan, one of the major preps for the Tenno Sho Autumn, will be run on Sunday, October 7 at Tokyo. The leading contenders among 13 entrants are likely: Aerolithe, winner of last year's NHK Mile Cup who finished a good second in the Yasuda Kinen last outing, drew post 9. Satono Arthur, coming off victory in the grade three Epsom Cup, drew post 4. Keiai Nautique, who won the NHK Mile Cup last May, drew post 2.  Stelvio and Daiwa Cagney drew post 5 and 7 respectively.

The post position with jockeys for the 1,800-meter race is:

1-Kiseki, Yuga Kawada
2-Keiai Nautique, Yusuke Fujioka
3-Staphanos, Yuichi Fukunaga
4-Satono Arthur, Keita Tosaki
5-Stelvio, Christophe Lemaire
6-San Martin, Kenichi Ikezoe
7-Daiwa Cagney, Norihiro Yokoyama
8-Action Star, Takuya Ono
9-Aerolithe, Joao Moreira
10-Suzuka Devious, Kosei Miura
11-Sounds of Earth, Hironobu Tanabe
12-Katsuji, Kohei Matsuyama
13-Realista, Shu Ishibashi

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