Notable US-Breds in Japan: Sept. 11 & 12, 2021

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Gendarme runs in Sunday's G2 Centaur S. at Chukyo | JRA photo

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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 this weekend running at Chukyo Racecourse:

Saturday, September 11, 2021
9th-CKO, ¥28,600,000 ($261k), Allowance, 3yo/up, 1800m
SEREIN (f, 4, Uncle Mo–Tiz Miz Sue, by Tiznow), third in the 2020 G3 UAE Oaks, most recently returned from a January layoff to finish a respectable fifth going this distance at Niigata July 25. The dam of the dark bay, who defeated Charlatan (Speightstown)'s dam Authenticity (Quiet American) in the 2013 GI Ogden Phipps H., is a daughter of GSW Sue's Good News (Woodman), whose yearling Runhappy colt is cataloged as hip 1693 at Keeneland September. Yutaka Take has a return call. B-CresRan LLC (KY)

Sunday, September 12, 2021
11th-CKO, Centaur S.-G2, ¥112.8k ($1.03m), 3yo/up, 1200mT
GENDARME (h, 6, Kitten's Joy–Believe {Jpn}, by Sunday Silence), a Group 3 winner as a juvenile over a mile and Group 1-placed at 10 furlongs, has been reinvented as a turf sprinter and has adapted well to it, finishing third in the 1400-meter G3 Hankyu Hai this past February before earning a fourth career black-type success in a listed event over six panels in April. Koji Maeda's homebred is a son of champion Believe, the dam of SW & MGSP Faridat (Kingmambo) and of SW/GSP Fiducia (Medaglia d'Oro), whose son Gran Aplauso (Gun Runner) was a debut winner in June but is now sidelined via injury. The Centaur S. serves as a prep for the G1 Sprinters' S. B-North Hills Co Ltd (KY)

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