Notable US-Bred & Sired Runners in Japan: Nov. 14, 2020


Super Wooper steps up into Group 2 company Saturday at Hanshin | ThoroStride photo


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 Saturday running at Tokyo and Hanshin Racecourses. Dual surface Group 1 winner Mozu Ascot (Frankel {GB}) goes around in Saturday's G3 Musashino S. at headquarters, while at Hanshin, debut winner Super Wooper (Overanalyze) tries stakes company off a debut victory last month. Sunday's horses of note will appear in Saturday's TDN:

Saturday, November 14, 2020
2nd-HSN, ¥9,680,000 ($92k), Maiden, 2yo, 1800m
AMERICAN MACH (c, 2, Kitten's Joy–Cat On a Hot Tin Roof, by Catienus), a $310K Keeneland September grad, turned in a respectable fifth-place effort in a 1400-meter newcomers' test on turf at Niigata Sept. 5, but tries a dirt route this time. A full-brother to SW Sniper Kitten, the March foal is out of a full-sister to Cannonball, MSW & GSP in this country, second in a G1 Golden Jubilee S. at Royal Ascot and placed in Australian Group 3 company. American Mach is bred on the same cross as champion Stephanie's Kitten. B-Kenneth L & Sarah K Ramsey (KY)

4th-HSN, ¥13,400,000 ($127k), Newcomers, 2yo, 1400m
MEISHO HYUMA (JPN) (c, 2, Distorted Humor–Love and Faith, by Corinthian) is a half-brother to GSP Super Sermon (Super Saver) and was acquired in utero for $270K at KEENOV in 2017. Love and Faith, a half-sister to MGSW & GISP High Limit (Maria's Mon), is the dam of a yearling colt by Almond Eye (Jpn)'s sire Lord Kanaloa (Jpn) and a weanling filly by the crack sprinter. B-Mishima Bokujo

8th-TOK, ¥14,300,000 ($137k), Allowance, 3yo/up, 1600mT
CHAROITE (f, 3, Uncle Mo–Taboo, by Forestry) improved off a debut fourth to graduate going this distance over the Nakayama turf when last seen Mar. 14. A $295K Fasig-Tipton Saratoga buyback turned $400K FTFMAR breezer, this half-sister to GSP Der Lu (Orb) and to recent Saratoga maiden winner Restored Order (Frosted) is out of a winning daughter of GISW Dream of Summer (Siberian Summer), the dam of GISW sire Creative Cause (Giant's Causeway), GISW Vexatious (Giant's Causeway) and MGSW/GISP Destin (Giant's Causeway). Charoite is bred just like champion and leading freshman sire Nyquist. B-Merriebelle Stable (KY)

11th-HSN, Daily Hai Nisai S.-G2, ¥72m ($685k), 2yo, 1600mT
SUPER WOOPER (f, 2, Overanalyze–Spoken, by Unbridled's Song) carried legendary Yutaka Take to a front-running first-out victory going six furlongs at Kyoto Oct. 24 (video, gate 13) and is the lone filly in a field of eight for this stakes debut. Produced by a half-sister to SW Dream Nettie (Dixie Union), the $20K KEESEP yearling who blossomed into a $150K OBS March breezer is a maternal great-granddaughter of GISW Preach (Mr. Prospector), the dam of the influential Pulpit (A.P. Indy). Take has the return call Saturday. B-Calumet Farm (KY)


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