Carl Spackler Family Represented Sunday at Tokyo

Noble Roger is out of a full-sister to Zindaya (pic), the dam of the exciting Carl Spackler (Ire) | Benoit

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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 Kyoto and Tokyo Racecourses:

Saturday, November 11, 2023
5th-KYO, ¥13,720,000 ($91k), Newcomers, 2yo, 1800mT
OSCAR BRAVE (c, 2, Oscar Performance–Russian Symbol {Ire}, by Danehill Dancer {Ire}), a $17,000 Keeneland September yearling turned $240,00 OBS April juvenile, is the latest foal out of a winning full-sister to Esoterique (Ire), who defeated the likes of Territories (Ire), Karakontie (Jpn) and Belardo (Ire) in the 2015 G1 Prix Jacques le Marois before validating short-odds favoritism in that year's G1 Sun Chariot S. Esoterique is related to five full stakes winners, among them champion French stayer Russian Hope (Ire) (Rock Hopper {GB}). This breeder acquired Russian Symbol, also the dam of the stakes-placed Rappel (Elusive Quality), for $400,000 in foal to Lonhro (Aus) at Keeneland November in 2013. B-Nancy S Dillman (KY)

Sunday, November 12, 2023
4th-KYO, ¥13,720,000 ($91k), Newcomers, 2yo, 1400m
GENERALE (c, 2, Army Mule–Raging Atlantic, by Stormy Atlantic) sold twice as a yearling, first for $40,000 at Keeneland January and again for $100,000 at the auction house's September sale before changing hands for $290,000 at OBSAPR. The May 11 foal is out of a daughter of MSW & GSP Angel Trumpet (Cape Canaveral), who is also the dam of SW & GISP Seven Trumpets (Morning Line) and MSP Black Bear (Midnight Lute). B-Hill 'n' Dale Equine Holdings Inc & Jared Burdine (KY)

5th-TOK, ¥13,720,000 ($91k), Newcomers, 2yo, 1600mT
NOBLE ROGER (c, 2, Palace Malice–Noble Ready, by More Than Ready) is out of a mare who placed three times in stakes company for this breeder and whose Grade II-winning full-sister Zindaya is the dam of the outstanding sophomore turf horse Carl Spackler (Ire) (Lope de Vega {Ire}). Noble Ready is also a half-sister to Western Aristocrat (Mr. Greeley), Group 3-placed in England before winning the 2011 Jamaica H. at Belmont and finishing third in that year's GI Hollywood Derby. Noble Roger cost $70,000 at OBS this past spring. B-Candy Meadows LLC (KY)

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