Notable US-Bred & -Sired Runners in Japan: July 31, 2021

|

Mozu Lotus Land is a half-brother to GSW/G1SP Taareef | Shadwell photo

By

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 Saturday running at Niigata Racecourse:

3rd-NII, ¥9,680,000 ($88k), Maiden, 3yo, 1800m
MOZU LOTUS LAND (c, 3, Tapit–Sacred Feather, by Carson City), a $425K Keeneland September acquisition by the owner of MG1SW and now Japanese sire Mozu Ascot (Frankel {GB}), was a debut sixth to the promising Careerism (Upstart) May 8 ahead of an improved fourth-place effort two weeks later. A half-brother to French GSW & G1SP Taareef (Kitten's Joy), the chestnut is out of a daughter of GSW Marianna's Girl (Dewan), also the dam of MSW/MGSP Crimson Classic (Sky Classic); GSWs Marastani (Shahrastani) and Christine's Outlaw (Wild Again); and SW & GSP Amansara (War Chant), the dam of SW Siem Riep (Tapit). B-Dixiana Farms LLC & Tapit Syndicate (KY)

5th-NII, ¥13,400,000 ($122k), Newcomers, 2yo, 1600mT
PIONIER (JPN) (f, 2, Pioneerof the Nile–Skylander Girl, by Stroll) is the first produce for her Grade III-winning dam, who fetched $260K from Polo Green Stable on behalf of Shimokobe Farm when offered as a broodmare prospect at KEENOV in 2017.  The filly's second dam, Heliotrope (Northern Score), was a Sovereign Award-winning grass mare in Canada. Skylander Girl's foal of 2021, a colt by Satono Aladdin (Jpn) (Deep Impact {Jpn}), was knocked down for ¥41 million ($369,370) at the JRHA Select Sale earlier this month. B-Shimokobe Farm

Not a subscriber? Click here to sign up for the daily PDF or alerts.

Liked this article? Read more like this.

  1. Pretty In Pink: A Mendelssohn Rising Star at Saratoga
  2. Curlin Filly All The 'Rage' On Saratoga Debut
  3. More Than Ready Firster Just That at the Spa
  4. Havre de Grace's Saint Tapit Goes Two-for-Two at the Spa
  5. US-Breds Dot Sunday Newcomers' Events at Niigata
X

Never miss another story from the TDN

Click Here to sign up for a free subscription.