Notable US-Breds in Japan: Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018

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Tiznow | Louise Reinagel

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 Tokyo, Kyoto and Niigata Hakodate Racecourses:

Saturday, October 13, 2018
5th-KYO, ¥13,400,000 ($119k), Newcomers, 2yo, 1600mT
WIEGENLIED (f, 2, Tiznow–Dream Supreme, by Seeking the Gold), a $400K Keeneland September graduate, is a daughter of Kinsman Farm’s dual Grade I winner Dream Supreme, whose other prominent produce include GISW Majestic Warrior (A.P. Indy), SW & GSP Evolutionist (El Prado {Ire}) and SW Crystal Current (A.P. Indy). Like Dream Supreme, second dam Spinning Round (Dixieland Band) was a winner of the GI Ballerina S. Yutaka Take rides the North Hills runner for his younger brother, former jockey and current trainer Koshiro Take. B-Kinsman Farm (KY)

6th-TOK, ¥14,250,000 ($127k), Allowance, 3yo/up, 1600m
SWING BEAT (c, 3, Tapit–Backseat Rhythm, by El Corredor) is a son of the Paul Pompa Jr.-owned winner of the 2008 GI Garden City S. and GI QE II Challenge Cup runner-up Backseat Rhythm and won his maiden over this course and distance as the odds-on favorite a little less than a year ago (video, gate 6). He makes his first appearance in five months and gets a positive jockey change to Christophe Lemaire. B-Shadai Farm (KY)

9th-TOK, ¥19,000,000 ($169k), Allowance, 2yo, 1600m
CHELSEA LION (c, 2, Malibu Moon–Tashzara {Ire}, by Intikhab) debuted with a midpack seventh going 1200m on turf, but bounced back to graduate over a muddy dirt track at Sapporo Aug. 11 (gate 3). A$180K KEESEP acquisition, the dark bay is out of a half-sister to French champion and treble Group 1 winner Excelebration (Ire) (Exceed and Excel {Aus}), the newly retired G1SW Lancaster Bomber (War Front) and globetrotting MGSW Mull of Killough (Ire) (Mull of Kintyre). B-Spendthrift Farm LLC (KY)

 

 

11th-NII, ¥28,600,000 ($255k), Allowance, 3yo/up, 1200m
A maiden winner at second asking, PERPETUO (f, 3, Pioneerof the Nile–Ribbon Taffy, by Hard Spun) ran with credit in three subsequent tries against winners, including a latest success in the mud at Chukyo July 7 (gate 5). Purchased in utero for $160K at the 2014 KEENOV sale, the dark bay realized $170K as a Fasig-Tipton Saratoga yearling and was hammered down to Katsumi Yoshida for $540K as a FTFMAR breezer in 2017. B-Woodford Thoroughbreds (KY) @EquinealTDN

 

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