Duramente's Dura Erede Ekes Out Hopeful Win

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Making his fifth career start and his first in Group 1 company in Wednesday's G1 Hopeful S. at Nakayama, Dura Erede (Jpn) parlayed a close fourth-place finish last out in the G2 Tokyo Sports Hai Nisai S. on Nov. 19 to claim victory at odds of 89-1 by a nose over 17-1 outsider and pacesetter Top Knife (Jpn).

The colt received a stalking trip to the outside of the frontrunner for the first mile before reaching even terms with his leading rival at the top of the stretch. After falling back briefly within the last furlong, dug in gamely in the final yards to surge past the wire in front by the narrowest of margins.

“It's the same good feeling as when I won my first G1 race in Germany–I'm very happy,” winning jockey Bauyrzhan Murzabayev said. “I couldn't tell if we won, it was so close, but my colt broke well and it was the plan to chase the pace in second so everything went well. After two close seconds last weekend, I'm so happy that I came in first in the last Grade 1 race of the year.”

Favored Mikki Cappuccino finished fifth at odds of 3-1.

Pedigree Notes:
Dura Erede is the fourth Grade 1 winner for the late stallion Duramente, who died in August of 2021 at age nine. Dura Erede is the first foal out of the unplaced Orfevre (Jpn) mare Marchesa, who is out of the Argentine MG1W Malpensa (Arg) and therefore a half to Japanese champion and MG1SW winner Satono Diamond (Jpn) (Deep Impact {Jpn}).

Wednesday, Nakayama, Japan
HOPEFUL S.-G1, ¥135,820,000, Nakayama, 12-28, 2yo, 2000mT, 2:01.50, fm.
1–DURA EREDE (JPN), 121, c, 2, by Duramente (Jpn)
      1st Dam: Marchesa (Jpn), by Orfevre (Jpn)
      2nd Dam: Malpensa (Arg), by Orpen
      3rd Dam: Marsella (Arg), by Southern Halo
1ST GROUP 1 WIN. (¥100,000,000 yrl '21 JRHAJUL).
O-Three H Racing; B-Northern Farm (Jpn); T-Manabu Ikezoe;
J-Bauyrzhan Murzabayev; ¥71,274,000. Lifetime Record:
5-2-1-0. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
Werk Nick Rating: A++
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2–Top Knife (Jpn), 121, c, 2, Declaration of War–Be Wind (Jpn),
by Spinning World. O-Koji Yasuhara; B-Kineusu Farm (Jpn);
¥28,364,000.
3–King's Reign (Jpn), 121, c, 2, Rulership (Jpn)–Touching Speech
(Jpn), by Deep Impact (Jpn). 1ST BLACK TYPE; 1ST GROUP
BLACK TYPE. O-Sunday Racing; B-Northern Farm (Jpn);
¥18,1582,000.
Margins: NO, 1 1/4, NK; Odds: 89.60, 17.70, 17.20.
Also Ran: Phantom Thief (Jpn), Mikki Cappuccino (Jpn), Seven Magician (Jpn), Hearts Concerto (Jpn), Serendipity (Jpn), Sea Wiard (Jpn), J Palms (Jpn), Gruner Green (Jpn), Wurttemberg (Jpn), Born in Grande (Jpn), Jun Tsubamegaeshi (Jpn), Fate (Jpn), Gastrique (Jpn), Monde Plume (Jpn), Ska Paradise (Jpn).
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