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Notable US-Bred Runners in Japan: Jan. 14, 2019


Awesome Again | Adena Springs photo

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 special holiday cards Monday at Kyoto and Nakayama Racecourses:

Monday, January 14, 2019
3rd-KYO, ¥13,720,000 ($126k), Allowance, 4yo/up, 1800m
ZERUCH c, 3, (Awesome Again–Heavenly Romance {Jpn}, by Sunday Silence) is one of eight winners from nine to race for his dam, who defeated the likes of Zenno Rob Roy (Jpn), Dance in the Mood (Jpn), Hat Trick (Jpn) and Tap Dance City in the 2005 Tenno Sho. She has gone on to be a tremendous producer for North Hills, having bred GSW and American Classic-placed Lani (Tapit), Japanese MGSW & MG1SP Awardee (Jungle Pocket {Jpn}) and MSW Amour Briller (Smart Strike). Zeruch most recently broke his maiden at Chukyo Dec. 16 (see below, gate 10). B-North Hills Co. Limited (KY)

4th-NKY, ¥11,400,000 ($105k), Newcomers, 3yo, 1200m
BEST MAGIC (c, 3, Speightstown–Glinda the Good, by Hard Spun) cost $200K as a Keeneland September yearling and blossomed into a $700K OBS April juvenile after drilling an eighth of a mile in :10 flat. That breeze came just 10 days after his champion half-brother Good Magic (Curlin) added to his resume with a game victory in the GII Toyota Blue Grass S. The dual stakes-winning and Grade II-placed Glinda the Good is a half-sister to GSW & GISP Take the Ribbon (Chester House) and the female family also includes Grade I winners Magical Maiden (Lord Avie) and her daughter Miss Houdini (Belong to Me). B-Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings LLC (KY)


WATCH: The well-related Zeruch breaks his maiden at Chukyo

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