Notable US-Bred & -Sired in Japan: Jan. 15 & 16, 2022

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Wing Haven, the first foal from Money'soncharlotte, debuts Sunday in Japan | Sarah Andrew

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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 Chukyo and Nakayama Racecourses:

Saturday, January 15, 2022
4th-CKO, ¥11,400,000 ($100k), Newcomers, 3yo, 1400m
ELUCIDATOR (c, 3, Hard Spun–Empire City {Jpn}, by Empire Maker) is out of an unraced half-sister to the outstanding dual Group 1-winning Japanese dirt horse Espoir City (Jpn) (Gold Allure {Jpn}), who was purchased by Hakurei Farm's Akira Katayama for $300K in foal to American Pharoah at Keeneland November in 2017. This early April produce is bred on the same cross as GI Met Mile hero and new Claiborne stallion Silver State and on a similar cross to GISW Smooth Roller. Empire City has since been repatriated to Japan. B-Hakurei Farm (KY)

Sunday, January 16, 2022
4th-CKO, ¥11,400,000 ($100k), Newcomers, 3yo, 1800m
WING HAVEN (JPN) (f, 3, Arrogate–Money'soncharlotte, by Mizzen Mast) is the first foal from her dam, a $135K KEESEP yearling who went on to win the GIII Molly Pitcher S. and place in the GI Beldame S. for George and Lori Hall before selling for $625K to Katsumi Yoshida with this filly in utero at KEENOV in 2018. Money'soncharlotte is the dam of a yearling filly by two-time Horse of the Year Kitasan Black (Jpn) and is due to Lord Kanaloa (Jpn). B-Shunsuke Yoshida

7th-NKY, ¥14,670,000 ($129k), Allowance, 4yo/up, 1200m
SCATTER SEED (JPN) (f, 4, Uncle Mo–Scatladybdancing, by Scat Daddy) made two trips to the post last term over this trip at Niigata, a near-miss second July 24 before graduating when last seen Aug. 7. Haruya Yoshida acquired the filly's Illinois-bred stakes-placed dam, a full-sister to SW Ultima D, for $390K with this foal in utero at KEENOV in 2017. Scatter Seed's yeay-younger half-brother Hearts As One (Jpn) (Heart's Cry {Jpn}), second on debut Dec. 28, goes in a Saturday maiden over 2000 meters on turf at Kokura. This is also the deeper family of top young sire No Nay Never (Scat Daddy). B-Oiwake Farm

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