Fleet Feet Delivers The Tulips At Hanshin

Suave Richard | Shadai Stallion Station


SWEEP FEET (JPN) (Suave Richard {Jpn}–Bijou Tosho {Jpn}, by Deep Sky {Jpn}) proved fleetest in the G2 Tulip Sho at Hanshin on Saturday, a prep for the G1 Oka Sho on Apr. 7. It was the first stakes victory for the YGG Horse Club runner.

Slowly into stride, she soon raced third last in the strung-out field behind the swift early pace set by Sekitoba East (Jpn) (Declaration Of War), who covered the first quarter in :23.30 and the half-mile in :46.00. In touch with the main body just after half-way, the filly swung wide on the turn and blew past all comers barring the frontrunner 200 metres from the line. Still traveling with a full head of steam, she forged past that rival to win by 1 1/4 lengths in late stretch. Hawaiian Tiare (Jpn) (Lord Kanaloa {Jpn}) was third, another half-length behind.

A winner at Kyoto in October, Sweep Feet ran second in the Shiragiku Sho , but did not lift a hoof when seventh in the G1 Hanshin Juvenile Fillies. In her 3-year-old bow, she ran second in the Listed Elfin S.

Pedigree Notes

Sweep Feet is the third stakes winner and third group winner for 2023 Japanese Champion First-Season Sire Suave Richard. He has also been represented by his star filly, G1 Hopeful S. winner Regaleira (Jpn), and G2 Keio Hai Nisai S. victor Corazon Beat (Jpn).

Her dam had fillies by Animal Kingdom in 2022 and 2023, before visiting Majestic Warrior last year. Granddam Sweep Tosho (End Sweep) was named Champion Older Mare in Japan, and she also claimed the G1 Takarazuka Kinen.


Saturday, Hanshin, Japan
TULIP SHO-G2, ¥100,620,000, Hanshin, 3-2, 3yo, f, 1600mT, 1:33.10, gd.
1–SWEEP FEET (JPN), 121, f, 3, by Suave Richard (Jpn)
                 1st Dam: Bijou Tosho (Jpn), by Deep Sky (Jpn)
                 2nd Dam: Sweep Tosho (Jpn), by End Sweep
                 3rd Dam: Tabatha Tosho (Jpn), by Dancing Brave
B-Seishindai Farm (Jpn); T-Yasushi Shono; J-Yutaka Take;
¥53,134,000. Lifetime Record: 6-2-2-1, ¥72,864,000. Click for
   the free Equineline.com catalogue-style pedigree. Werk Nick
   Rating: B. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
2–Sekitoba East (Jpn), 121, f, 3, Declaration of War–Barefoot
Lady (Ire), by Footstepsinthesand (GB). *1ST GROUP BLACK
   TYPE. (¥23,100,000 Ylg '22 HOKJUL). O-TN Racing; B-Taihei
Farm (Jpn); ¥21,324,000.
3–Hawaiian Tiare (Jpn), 121, f, 3, Lord Kanaloa (Jpn)–Moani
Ke'ala (Jpn), by Manhattan Café (Jpn). 1ST BLACK TYPE. 1ST
   GROUP BLACK TYPE. O-Nagoya Yuho Inc.; B-Shadai Farm (Jpn);
Margins: 1 1/4, HF, 1HF. Odds: 8.70, 35.30, 153.30.
Also Ran: Tagano Elpida (Jpn), Epoch Venus (Jpn), Mirabilis Magic (Jpn), Lavanda (Jpn), Garza Blanca (Jpn), Erato (Jpn), Steelblue (Jpn), Learn The Ropes (Jpn), Blue Eyed Girl (Jpn), Wide Latour (Jpn), Shonan Manuela (Jpn), Itsumo Nikoniko (Jpn), Fleuraison (Jpn). Click for the JRA chart & video.

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