Notable US-Bred Runners in Japan: Apr. 16, 2022

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In this continuing series, we take 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 Hanshin and Nakayama Racecourses. While the 3-year-old filly set was front and center for last weekend's G1 Oka Sho, their male counterparts get their chance in Sunday's G1 Satsuki Sho (Japanese 2000 Guineas), and though there are no American-bred runners in the field of 18, several of the colts were produced by mares sourced at the Fasig-Tipton and Keeneland November Mixed Sales. See the front section of the paper for additional details:

Saturday, April 16, 2022
11th-HSN, Arlington Cup-G3, ¥76,000,000 ($604k), 3yo, 1mT
JASPER KRONE (c, 3, Frosted–Fancy Kitten, by Kitten's Joy), a $25K Keeneland September yearling turned $90K OBS March breezer, has already punched well above his weight, with two victories and two minor placings from five starts, including a cozy success in what amounts to a first-level allowance going six furlongs at Nakayama Mar. 26 (see below, SC 2). The chestnut, who hails from the female family of Jump Start and Mastery, is joined in the field by Dugat (Practical Joke) ($190K 2yo '21 OBSMAR), whose commonly owned stable companion Jean Gros (More Than Ready) wired the field in the G2 New Zealand Trophy Apr. 9. B-Machmer Hall & Godolphin (KY)


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