Notable US-Bred Runners in Japan: Jan. 12 & 13, 2019

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Cairo Prince | Equi-Sport

In this continuing series, Alan Carasso takes a look ahead at US-bred and/or conceived runners entered for the upcoming weekend at the tracks on the Japan Racing Association circuit, with a focus on pedigree and/or performance in the sales ring. Here are the horses of interest for this weekend running at Kyoto and Nakayama Racecourses. Horses of note on special Monday holiday programs will appear in Sunday’s TDN.

Saturday, January 12, 2019
4th-KYO, ¥11,400,000 ($105k), Newcomers, 3yo, 1400m
TRIREGNUM (c, 3, Will Take Charge–Fiery Pulpit, by Pulpit), a $250K purchase out of the 2017 Keeneland September sale, becomes the first Japanese starter for his young sire in this elongated sprint. The April foal is kin to MSP Dypsy (Broken Vow), the dam of MSW & MGISP Edwards Going Left (Midnight Lute), and is out of a half-sister to the good GSW turf distaffer of the late 1990s, Clamorosa (Seattle Dancer). B-Taylor Bros Prop.LLC Pollock Farms Patrick Payne & Baysore Stables LLC (KY)

10th-NKY, ¥34,620,000 ($319k), Allowance, 4yo/up, 1200m
The lightly raced EAGLE BAROWS (h, 5, Henny Hughes–Minny’s Niece, by Quiet American) gets the services of record-setting jockey Christophe Lemaire as he looks for a fifth consecutive victory dating back to 2017. A $20K KEESEP yearling turned $250K OBS April juvenile, the bay won both of his outings last season, including a smooth four-length victory off a six-month absence at Chukyo on the Champions Cup undercard Dec. 2 (see below, gate 13). B-C Kidder & N Cole (KY)

 

 

Sunday, January 13, 2019
3rd-KYO, ¥9,550,000 ($88k), Maiden, 3yo, 1400m
PIER CHIC (c, 3, Central Banker–Our Miss Jones, by Alphabet Soup) failed to handle the grass when well bet on his 1800m debut back in September, but he improved markedly with a switch to a dirt sprint, finishing a close third in mid-December. A $60K purchase out of the 2017 Fasig-Tipton NY-Bred Sale, the half-brother to SW & GISP Mr. Online (Silent Name {Jpn}) was the second most expensive of his sire’s two dozen first-crop juveniles to sell in 2018 when hammering for $180K at OBS March (breeze). B-McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds LLC (NY)

4th-KYO, ¥13,720,000 ($127k), Allowance, 3yo, 1200m
MONT PERDU (f, 3, Cairo Prince–Spanish Post, by Flatter) could scarcely have been more impressive in her lone racetrack appearance to date, leading virtually throughout to graduate by five eased-down lengths over this track and distance Nov. 17 (see below, gate 4). A $115K FTNAUG yearling purchase in 2017, she was knocked down to Katsumi Yoshida for $325K at last year’s FTFMAR sale after covering an eighth of a mile in :10 1/5. B-Bluewater Sales LLC & Three Diamonds Farm (NY)

 

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