Kizuna Filly Works Her Magic in Fairy S.

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Fine Rouge earlier in her career | JRA

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Fine Rouge (Jpn) (Kizuna {Jpn}) made it two on the bounce with a come-from-behind victory in the G3 Fairy S. at Nakayama on Monday. Third choice on the board at 9-2, the bay outkicked fellow closers Ho O Ixelles (Jpn) (Rulership {Jpn}) by 2 ½ lengths, while Bella Nova (Jpn) (Epiphaneia {Jpn}) took third another length behind.

Tiny Romance (Jpn) (Novellist {Ire}) seized command from the bell and Fine Rouge was relegated to the back third of the chasing pack. She made steady progress after the first quarter mile and had improved to midpack for the backstretch run. However, the Northern Farm-bred wasn't done and continued to rally, picking off foes and drawing within a length or so of the lead by the quarter pole. She loomed five deep out in the center of the course and kept finding more, bursting past the pacesetter inside the final 200 metres and motoring away to an impressive win. Both Ho O Ixelles and Bella Nova arrived on the scene too late to take top honours, but fought out the minor prizes. Favoured Ten Happy Rose (Jpn) (Epiphaneia {Jpn}) ran fourth another length back.

Runner-up at first asking going 1200 metres at Niigata in August, Fine Rouge broke her maiden upped 200 metres at Tokyo on Oct. 24.

Pedigree Notes
The first black-type winner from her sire's second crop, Fine Rouge is one of eight overall stakes winners for Kizuna (Jpn). Of the octet, six have struck at the group level. One of three winners from five foals of racing age, the newly minted sophomore has a juvenile half-brother by Mikki Isle (Jpn), a yearling half-brother by Satono Aladdin (Jpn) and her dam was covered by Suave Richard (Jpn) last spring. Her second dam is responsible for G3 Niigata Nisai S. hero Sarastro (Jpn) (White Muzzle {Jpn}) and the GSP Prenotato (Jpn) (Jungle Pocket {Jpn}); while her third dam took the G3 Prix des Chenes in France and was third at the group level in Italy.

Monday, Nakayama, Japan
FAIRY S.-G3, ¥67,400,000 (US$647,239/£479,981/€532,008), Nakayama, 1-11, 3yo, f, 1600mT, 1:34.40, fm.
1–FINE ROUGE (JPN), 119, f, 3, Kizuna (Jpn)
          1st Dam: Passion Rouge (Jpn), by Boston Harbor
          2nd Dam: Sexy Coconuts (Jpn), by Dance in the Dark (Jpn)
          3rd Dam: Coco Passion (Fr), by Groom Dancer
1ST BLACK-TYPE WIN. 1ST GROUP WIN. (¥33,000,000 Wlg '18
JRHAJUL). O-Genichi Mutsui; B-Northern Farm (Jpn); T-Tetsuya
Kimura; J-Christophe Lemaire. ¥35,560,000. Lifetime Record:
3-2-1-0. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree. Werk
   Nick Rating: A.
2–Ho O Ixelles (Jpn), 119, f, 3, Rulership (Jpn)–Mejiro Audrey
(Jpn), by Special Week (Jpn). (¥16,000,000 Ylg '19 JRHAJUL).
O-Yoshihisa Ozasa; B-Lake Villa Farm. ¥14,160,000.
3–Bella Nova (Jpn), 119, f, 3, Epiphaneia (Jpn)–Bella Regina
(Jpn), by Neo Universe (Jpn). O-Silk Racing; B-Northern Farm
(Jpn); ¥8,880,000.
Margins: 2HF, 1, 1. Odds: 4.50, 19.80, 12.90.
Also Ran: Ten Happy Rose (Jpn), Next Story (Jpn), Tiny Romance (Jpn), Nishino Elsa (Jpn), Atomic Flare (Jpn), Shadow Fax (Jpn), Cool Cat (Jpn), Rastrillo (Jpn), Optimismo (Jpn), Pretty in Pink (Jpn), Glorieux Noir (Jpn), Kala Patthar (Jpn), Vip Elena (Jpn).
Click for the JRA chart & video or the free Equineline.com catalogue-style pedigree.

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