By Heather Anderson
Danon Kingly became the latest black-type winner for his Shadai-based sire with a stalking win in the G3 Kyodo News Service Hai on Sunday. Several lengths off the pace in third from the bell as G1 Asahi Hai Futurity S. hero Admire Mars led the vanguard, the 3-1 shot relaxed into fourth after five panels in 1:01.40, as favoured Admire Mars continued up top. Asked by Keita Tosaki 400 metres from the winning post, Danon Kingly responded immediately and snuck up the inside to win by 1 1/4 lengths over Admire Mars. Courageux Guerrier closed to take third four lengths back.
Successful in a 2-year-old newcomer affair at Tokyo going a mile in October, Danon Kingly made it two consecutive wins after taking the Dec. 15 Hiiragi Sho going that trip at Nakayama.
The last reported foal out of the winning Storm Cat mare My Goodness, Danon Good (Jpn) is the mare’s second Japanese Group 3 winner after G3 Capella S. hero Danon Legend (Macho Uno). My Goodness’s second dam is juvenile filly champ Caressing (Honour and Glory), who’s biggest claim to fame was a win in the GI Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies. Caressing’s most talented performer is dual Grade I winner West Coast (Flatter), who was named the champion 3-year-old Stateside in 2017. Grade I winner Sea Cadet (Bolger) is under the fourth dam.
Sunday, Tokyo, Japan
KYODO NEWS SERVICE HAI-G3, ¥72,360,000 (US$659,114/£509,370/€ 582,160), Tokyo, 2-10, 3yo, 1800mT, 1:46.80, fm.
1–DANON KINGLY (JPN), 123, c, 3, Deep Impact (Jpn)
1st Dam: My Goodness, by Storm Cat
2nd Dam: Caressing, by Honour and Glory
3rd Dam: Lovin Touch, by Majestic Prince
1ST BLACK-TYPE WIN. 1ST GROUP WIN. O-Danox Inc.;
B-Mishima Bokujo (Jpn); T-Kiyoshi Hagiwara; J-Keita Tosaki.
¥38,252,000. Lifetime Record: 3-3-0-0. *1/2 to Danon Legend
(Macho Uno), GSW-Jpn, $3,324,208; and Danon Good (Jpn)
(Elusive Quality), SW-Jpn, $963,106. Werk Nick Rating: A+++.
*Triple Plus*. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
2–Admire Mars (Jpn), 126, c, 3, Daiwa Major (Jpn)–Via Medici
(Ire), by Medicean (GB). (¥52,000,000 Ylg ’17 JRHAJUL).
O-Riichi Kondo; B-Northern Farm (Jpn). ¥15,072,000.
3–Courageux Guerrier (Jpn), 126, c, 3, King Kamehameha (Jpn)–Jumeau
(Jpn), by Tanino Gimlet (Jpn). O-Carrot Farm; B-Northern Farm
Margins: 1 1/4, 4, 3/4. Odds: 3.20, 0.70, 5.90.
Also Ran: Fossamagna, Guevara (Jpn), Madre Voice (Jpn), Naimama (Jpn).
Click for the JRA chart or the free Equineline.com catalogue-style pedigree. JRA Video.