Notable US-Bred & Sired Runners in Japan: Sept. 21 & 22, 2019

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Point of Entry looks for his sixth Japanese winner

In this continuing series, Alan Carasso takes 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, with all the action at Hanshin Racecourse:

Saturday, September 21, 2019
5th-HSN, ¥13,400,000 ($124k), Newcomers, 2yo, 1600mT
LOTUS LAND (f, 2, Point of Entry–Little Miss Muffet, by Scat Daddy) looks to give his young sire a sixth Japanese winner from as many runners. A Jan. 31 foal, the dark bay is out of a winning half-sister to MSP Emma Darling (Hennessy) and hails from the extended female family of GI Breeders’ Cup Juvenile hero Brocco (Kris S.). Among Point of Entry’s other Japanese winners is the Dr. Naoya Yoshida-bred South Blue Grass (Point of Entry), a maiden scorer last month at Niigata. B-Dr Aaron Sones & Dr Naoya Yoshida (KY)

Sunday, September 22, 2019
3rd-HSN, ¥13,400,000 ($124k), Newcomers, 2yo, 1400m
COSMO IGEL (JPN) (f, 2, Munnings–Subtle Aly, by French Envoy) is a daughter of 2007 GIII Schuylerville S. victress Subtle Aly, who was acquired by Big Red Farm for $85K at Keeneland November in 2016. The May-foaled chestnut is a half-sister to GSW & GISP Subtle Indian (Indian Charlie) and SP Shane Doan (Stay Thirsty) and counts GI Breeders’ Cup Sprint heroine Very Subtle (Hoist the Silver) as her third dam. Big Red Farm was the stallion home of dual Classic winner I’ll Have Another. B-Big Red Farm

PERLE D’OR (JPN) (f, 2, Will Take Charge–Purple {Ire}, by Galileo {Ire}), a $90K in utero purchase at KEENOV in 2016, is a maternal granddaughter of Irish highweight Necklace (GB) (Darshaan {GB}), victorious in the 2003 G1 Moyglare Stud S. and third in the 2004 GI Beverly D. S. A ¥22-million ($192,940) purchase out of the 2017 JHRA Select Foal Sale, her third dam includes champion European stayers Kayf Tara (GB) and Opera House (GB). B-Tobino Bokujo

5th-HSN, ¥13,400,000 ($124k), Newcomers, 2yo, 2000mT
SATONO PHARAOH (JPN) (c, 2, American Pharoah–Conquest Harlanate, by Harlan’s Holiday) will look to give his Triple Crown-winning sire a second winner in as many weekends following Clepat’s victory last Sunday. The colt’s dam was the Sovereign Award-winning 2-year-old female of 2014, with tallies in the GII Natalma S. on the turf and in the GIII Mazarine S. on the synthetic and was acquired for $450,000 at Keeneland January in 2016. Conquest Harlanate produced Satono Pharaoh Feb. 11 and has produced colts by the late Deep Impact (Jpn) in each of the last two seasons. Christophe Lemaire has the call. B-Shimokobe Farm

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