Notable US-Bred & -Sired Runners in Japan: May 30, 2020


Sunrise Rapport, one of two Japanese winners for Constitution, returns to action Saturday |


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. Top-level action in Japan continues with Sunday's G1 Tokyo Yushun (Japanese Derby) at headquarters, but American-bred activity is confined to Saturday at Kyoto in addition to Tokyo:

Saturday, May 30, 2020
1st-TOK, ¥9,680,000 ($90k), Maiden, 3yo, 1600m
ATLANTA TESORO (c, 3, Declaration of War–Quite Honestly, by Lion Heart) caught a rain-affected strip on course-and-distance debut last November and came home 10th of 16. A $70K Keeneland November buyback turned $250,000 KEESEP yearling, the bay colt is out of an unraced full-sister to GSW & GISP Pretty Prolific and out of a half to Seattle Bay (Opening Verse), the French MGSP dam of MSP Smart Seattle (Smart Strike). Atlanta Tesoro's third dam is champion Waya (Fr) (Faraway). B-Paget Bloodstock & Galtee Bloodstock Ltd (KY)

5th-KYO, ¥13,830,000 ($128k), Allowance, 3yo, 1800m
SUNRISE RAPPORT (JPN) (c, 3, Constitution#tot">Constitution–Kara's Match Point, by Curlin) opened his account at first asking going this distance at Hanshin Dec. 21 (see below, gate 12) and was last seen finishing seventh, beaten about six lengths, over 1600m at Tokyo Feb. 1. The colt's dam, a half-brother to GISW Dancing Rags (Union Rags) and MGSW & GISP South African-based stallion Coup de Grace (Tapit), was acquired with this foal in utero for $450K at KEENOV in 2016. Third dam Jewel Princess (Key to the Mint) won the 1996 GI Breeders' Cup Distaff en route to Eclipse Award honors that season. B-Shimokobe Farm



10th-KYO, ¥34,620,000 ($322k), Allowance, 4yo/up, 1800m
AVANCE (c, 4, Uncle Mo–Above Heaven, by Mr. Greeley), out of a daughter of 2007 GI Alabama S. winner Lady Joanne (Orientate), has won three of his eight career trips to the post, including a narrow victory over an extended nine-furlong trip Mar. 1. Lady Joanne is a half-sister to Classic winner Shackleford (Forestry), MGSWs Baghdaria (Royal Academy) and Afleeting Lady (Afleet Alex) and SW/GSP Stephanoatsee (A.P. Indy). B-Dr Mastake Iida (KY)

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