Notable US-Bred and -Sired Runners in Japan: Mar. 16, 2019


Distorted Humor | WinStar photo

In this continuing series, Alan Carasso takes 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 Chukyo, Hanshin and Nakayama Racecourses:

Saturday, March 16, 2019
1st-HSN, ¥9,550,000 ($86k), Maiden, 3yo, 1800m
LADY MADONNA (JPN) (f, 3, Distorted Humor–Dreamwriter, by Tale of the Cat), purchased in utero for $285K at Fasig-Tipton November in 2015, is out of a daughter of SW & GSP Rebridled Dreams (Unbridled’s Song), dam of ‘TDN Rising Star’ and promising young sire Carpe Diem (Giant’s Causeway), GISW J. B.’s Thunder (Thunder Gulch), MGSW Farrell (Malibu Moon) and SW & MGSP Doncaster Rover (War Chant). The filly’s half-sister Brie’s Lucky Charm (Mastercraftsman {Ire}) just missed in a Fair Grounds maiden special contest on turf Mar. 7. B-Grand Stud

2nd-CKO, ¥9,550,000 ($86k), Maiden, 3yo, 1400mT
SAN JOSE TESORO (c, 3, The Factor–Cabaret Starlet, by Tale of the Cat), a $30K KEEJAN short yearling turned $100K OBS April breezer, is out of a daughter of GSP Kalosca (Fr) (Kaldoun {Fr}), whose daughter Arravale (Arch) was Canada’s Horse of the Year and champion turf female in 2006, with victories in the GI Del Mar Oaks and GI E. P. Taylor S. Kalosca is also the dam of SW Hollywood Hideaway (Zensational) and GSP Hollywood Critic (Blame). B-Sheltowee Farm WMK Racing LLC Patricia Pavlish Joe Miller et al (KY)

4th-NKY, ¥11,400,000 ($102k), Newcomers, 3yo, 1800m
LAS VEGAS TESORO (c, 3, Tiznow–Garden District, by Dixie Union) cost $450K as a FTSAUG yearling and is the latest to make the races for his dam, who defeated none other than Rachel Alexandra (Medaglia d’Oro) as the 11-10 chalk in the 2008 GIII Debutante S. The colt’s Grade III-placed second dam Brisquette (Unbridled’s Song) is also responsible for GSW & MGISP sire Medal Count (Dynaformer). B-Lochlow Farm (KY)

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