After a thrilling Oka Sho (Japanese 1000 Guineas) last weekend saw another exciting filly in Gran Alegria carry off the honors, attention this coming week focuses on the 3-year-old colts, when they will battle it out at Nakayama Racecourse near Tokyo, in the 79th running of the Grade 1 Satsuki Sho (Japanese 2000 Guineas).
Second Favorite Gran Alegria showed a performance of another class in this year’s Oka Sho (Japanese 1000 Guineas), the first leg of the fillies Triple Crown, to exceed Almond Eye’s accomplishment just a year ago and renew the race record by 0.4 seconds.
Almond Eye did not disappoint in her international debut on Dubai World Cup Day at Meydan Racecourse in the United Arab Emirates
op racing action is back just over a month from the February Stakes. This Sunday, March 24, Nagoya’s Chukyo Racecourse will host 2019’s first Grade 1 event over turf – the 1,200-meter Takamatsunomiya Kinen, a race that decides the spring’s top sprinter.
Race favorite Inti extended his winning streak to seven by capturing his first G1 title in this year’s February Stakes. The son of Came Home marked a ninth in his debut start and had been undefeated in all six starts that followed up to his latest Tokai Stakes (G2, dirt, 1,800m) triumph four weeks earlier.