Authentic Full-Brother Down To Debut at Tokyo

Bushin at Keeneland September last fall | Keeneland


In this continuing series, we take 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 Tokyo and Hanshin Racecourses:

Saturday, June 3, 2023
5th-TOK, ¥13,720,000 ($98k), Newcomers, 2yo, 1600mT
BUSHIN (c, 2, Into Mischief–Flawless, by Mr. Greeley) is a full-brother to 2020 Horse of the Year Authentic, whose dam was offered two months after the latter won the GI Kentucky Derby and just 24 hours following his victory in the GI Breeders' Cup Classic, but was led out unsold on a bid of $4.1 million with this colt in utero at the Fasig-Tipton November Sale. An $800,000 Keeneland September acquisition by trainer Hideyuki Mori on behalf of owner Susumu Fujita, Bushin is kin to a yearling Into Mischief filly named Priceless, and the 16-year-old Flawless foaled another full-sister to Authentic this past Mar. 30. B-Peter E Blum Thoroughbreds LLC (KY)


WATCH: Bushin training towards his debut (:48 mark, inside horse)



Sunday, June 4, 2023
5th-HSN, ¥13,720,000 ($98k), Newcomers, 2yo, 1400mT
BRIGHT AGAIN (f, 2, Practical Joke–Yankee Bright, by Elusive Quality) is bred similarly to the aforementioned Bushin and cost $67,000 at the 2021 Keeneland November Sale. The Valentine's Day foal looks to become the seventh winner from eight to race out of a half-sister to nine-time stakes winner and Grade III-placed Isn't He Clever (Smarty Jones); GSW Adventist (Any Given Saturday; English Group 3 winner Dijeerr (Danzig); and MSW & GSP Sharp Writer (Capote). The third dam Sharp Call (GB) (Sharpen Up {GB}) was responsible for Allen Paulson turf standout Flag Down (Deputy Minister). B-George E Bates Trustee (KY)

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