Gleneagles Colt Strikes at Group Level in Japan


Gleneagles | Coolmore

Second choice on the board at 3-1, Shock Action earned his first black-type badge in the G3 Niigata Nisai S. at Niigata on Sunday. Positioned in the center of the track in fifth for the backstretch run, he began to inch into contention on the bend despite still racing wide. In a contested third 600 metres out, he motored up toward the leaders inside the final quarter mile, seized command a furlong from home and won going away by 1 3/4 lengths. Blue Symphony closed to take second, a half-length better than Phrase d’Armes in third.

Third in a Hanshin newcomer affair on July 18, Shock Action handled good ground to take his second start over course-and-distance on Aug. 8.

Pedigree Notes

He is the seventh black-type winner and third group winner for his sire, who won four times at the highest level including both the G1 QIPCO 2000 Guineas and the Irish equivalent. The first foal from his dual Italian listed-winning dam who would run third in the G3 Premio Elena E Sergio Cumani, Schock Action has a yearling half-brother by Australia and a half-sister by Intello (Ger) born on Mar. 24. Reset in Blue is a half-sister to Italian GSW & G1SP Romantic Wave (Ire) (Rock of Gibraltar {Ire}), as well as SW Dematil (Ire) (Orpen).

Sunday, Niigata, Japan
NIIGATA NISAI S.-G3, ¥59,150,000 (US$561,442/£420,500/€471,573), Niigata, 8-30, 2yo, 1600mT, 1:34.60, fm.
1–SHOCK ACTION (IRE), 119, c, 2, Gleneagles (Ire)
                1st Dam: Reset In Blue (Ire) (MSW & GSP-Ity, $162,553),
                                by Fastnet Rock (Aus)
                2nd Dam: Eurirs (Fr), by Indian Ridge (Ire)
                3rd Dam: Anna Grassi (Ity), by Bound for Honour
1ST BLACK-TYPE WIN. 1ST GROUP WIN. (65,000gns Wlg ’18
TATNOV). O-Godolphin; B-Scuderia Effevi Srl & Dioscuri Srl
(Jpn); T-Ryuji Okubo; J-Keita Tosaki. ¥31,385,000. Lifetime
Record: 3-2-0-1. *7th SW for his sire (by Galileo {Ire}). Click for
   the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree. Werk Nick Rating:
   A+++. *Triple Plus*.
2–Blue Symphony (Jpn), 119, c, 2, Screen Hero (Jpn)–
Bluestone (Jpn), by Commands (Aus). O-Godolphin; B-Darley
Japan Farm (Jpn); ¥12,110,000.
3–Phrase d’Armes (Jpn), 119, f, 2, Kizuna (Jpn)–Coup de Grace
(Jpn), by White Muzzle (GB). O-Katsumi Yoshida; B-Northern
Farm (Jpn); ¥7,855,000.
Margins: 1 3/4, HF, 4. Odds: 3.30, 2.90, 3.50.
Also Ran: Fervore (Jpn), Chevalier Rose (Jpn), Seiun Deimos (Jpn), Lord Max (Jpn), Blue Bird (Jpn), Havasu (Jpn), Giuramento (Jpn), Tiger Lily (Jpn).
Click for the JRA chart or video or the free catalogue-style pedigree.


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