Notable US-Breds in Japan: Apr. 27-28, 2019

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Mont Perdu breezing at FTFMAR last winter | Fasig-Tipton photo

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 running at Kyoto and Niigata Racecourses:

Saturday, April 27, 2019
9th-NII, ¥19,580,000 ($175k), Allowance, 3yo, 1200mT
POMPEII WORM (c, 3, Itsmyluckyday–Briecat, by Adcat) got his career off on a winning note, scoring impressively over the Kyoto main track last October (video, gate 14). Unplaced in two subsequent dirt tries, he switched to the grass and gave an excellent account of himself, finishing runner-up at Hanshin Apr. 13. A $525K OBS March breezer, Pompeii Worm is out of a dual graded stakes-winning dam who was also placed at Grade I level. B-Spendthrift Farm LLC (KY)

Sunday, April 28, 2019
10th-KYO, ¥34,200,000 ($306k), Allowance, 3yo, 1400m
MONT PERDU (f, 3, Cairo Prince–Spanish Post, by Flatter), a $115K FTNAUG yearling turned $325K FTFMAR juvenile, could scarcely have been more impressive in her first two career outings, winning by five on debut at this track last November (see below, gate 4) before adding a 3 1/2-length allowance tally at Kyoto Jan. 13. Produced by an unraced half-sister to five-time SW and GSP Spanish Decree (War Deputy), Mont Perdu is joined in the field by fellow US-breds Timing Now (Tapit–Her Smile) and Boston Tesoro (Temple City). B-Bluewater Sales LLC & Three Diamonds Farm (NY)

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