Notable US-Bred Runners in Japan: March 6 & 7, 2021

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Carpe Diem's son Lincoln Tesoro goes for his second career win Saturday at Nakayama | Louise Reinagel

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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:

Saturday, March 6, 2021
4th-NKY, ¥13,830,000 ($129k), Allowance, 3yo, 1200m
LINCOLN TESORO (c, 3, Carpe Diem–Santa Vindi, by Vindication), a half-brother to GSW Flexibility (Bluegrass Cat), graduated first off a five-month absence over track and distance Dec. 19 (video, gate 6) and was a sound third in his first start against winners Jan. 23. The $75K Keeneland September acquisition is out of a daughter of MGSW Santa Catalina (Cure the Blues), the dam of GISW Golden Missile (A.P. Indy). Santa Vindi was purchased for $150K with this colt in utero at KEENOV in 2017. B-Stonehaven Steadings (KY)

Sunday, March 7, 2021
2nd-HSN, ¥9,680,000 ($90k), Maiden, 3yo, 2000m
Godolphin's JOYOUS CHANT (c, 3, Kitten's Joy–Sweet Chant, by Distorted Humor) debuted with a respectable fifth-place effort in a nine-furlong turf event for newcomers at Tokyo Feb. 6 and switches to the dirt for this second go. A $140K purchase as a weanling at the 2018 Fasig-Tipton November Sale, the chestnut is out of a half-sister to Campanologist (Kingmambo), who carried the Godolphin bl ue to multiple Group 1 successes in Germany and Italy and pattern scores in England and in the UAE. Joyous Chant is bred on a variant of the El Prado (Ire) cross over Distorted Humor that has been responsible for the likes of Hong Kong superstar Golden Sixty (Aus), and US Grade I winners Elate and New Money Honey. B-Teneri Farm, Bernardo A Calderon & Kenneth & Sarah Ramsey (KY)

4th-NKY, ¥9,680,000 ($90k), Maiden, 3yo, 1800m
ERIE TESORO (f, 3, California Chrome–Celtic Chant, by Songandaprayer), a $130K KEENOV weanling turned $235K KEESEP yearling, has one run under her belt, a well-beaten fifth going this distance at Chukyo Jan. 30. The chestnut is out of a stakes-winning dam who has already bred GSP Irish Mischief (Into Mischief). The filly's third dam produced GISW Vicar (Wild Again), GSW Navesink River (Unbridled) and SW Sheepscot (Easy Goer), the dam of French Classic winner Astronomer Royal (Danzig). B-Clarkland Farm LLC (KY)

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