Rare Triple For Omega Perfume

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Omega Perfume prior to his third Tokyo Daishoten victory | JBIS photo

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Omega Perfume (Jpn) (Swept Overboard) completed a unique hat trick with his narrow win in Tuesday's 2000-metre G1 Tokyo Daishoten. He is the first Japanese horse to win the same Group 1 race three years in a row.

Outfooted early in the initial charge from the stalls, the grey rated in eighth three off the fence into the first turn. A bit keen in the opening quarter mile, the 1-5 chalk progressed up to sixth as Work and Love (Jpn) (Sinister Minister) held a three length advantage on the field. Improving a few more spots with a half-mile remaining, Omega Perfume remained well off the inside as the final 400 metres loomed. He let down strongly in upper stretch and challenged Casino Fountain (Jpn) (Casino Drive {Jpn}) for the lead, while History Maker (Jpn) (Empire Maker) and Westerlund (Jpn) (Neo Universe {Jpn}) were making up ground on the inside and outside, respectively. However, Omega Perfume's determined drive wore down his rival inside the final 25 yards to win by a neck with the luckless Casino Fountain a half-length in front of Westerlund for second. History Maker was fourth, a nose behind.

Second in the Listed Japan Dirt Derby over the same track and trip as the Tokyo Daishoten in 2018, Omega Perfume did land the G3 Sirus S. one start later and claimed his first Tokyo Daishoten that December. At four, he accounted for the Listed Teio Sho that June and three starts later his second Tokyo Daishoten, incidentally exactly a year ago. The G3 Heian S. went his way in May, and runner-up performances in the Teio Sho on June 24 and the Nov. 3 Listed JBC Classic were his latest two outings prior to Tuesday's contest.
Pedigree Notes
Omega Perfume is one of two Group 1 winner for his late sire besides dual G1 Sprinters S. hero and sire Red Falx (Jpn). He is also one of 10 black-type winners for the 2001 GI Ancient Title Breeders' Cup H. and 2002 GI Metropolitan H. victor.
The first foal of his three-time winning dam, Omega Perfume is followed by the winning 4-year-old filly Blooming Bouquet (Jpn) (Workforce {GB}) and the placed sophomore colt Extra Note (Jpn) (I'll Have Another). Omega Fragrance has a yearling colt by Roses in May and she was covered by Epiphaneia (Jpn) this spring.

Tuesday, Oi, Japan
TOKYO DAISHOTEN-G1, ¥136,000,000 (US$1,310,692/£971,554/€1,069,175), Oi, 12-28, 3yo/up, 2000m, 2:06.90, gd.
1–OMEGA PERFUME(JPN), 126, h, 5, Swept Overboard
                 1st Dam: Omega Fragrance (Jpn), by Gold Allure (Jpn)
                 2nd Dam: Beauty Make (Jpn), by Real Shadai
                 3rd Dam: Sailing Beauty (Fr), by Lyphard
O-Reiko Hara; B-Shadai Farm (Jpn); T-Shogo Yasuda; J-Mirco
Demuro. ¥80,000,000. Lifetime Record: 19-9-5-2. Click for the
   eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree. Werk Nick Rating: A+++.
   *Triple Plus*.
2–Casino Fountain (Jpn), 126, c, 4, Casino Drive–Gina Fontaine
(Jpn), by Best Tie Up (Jpn). O-Kosei Yoshihashi; B-Noboribetsu
Uemizu Farm (Jpn); ¥28,000,000.
3–Westerlund (Jpn), 126, g, 8, Neo Universe (Jpn)–Uanme, by
Marquetry. O-Sunday Racing; B-Northern Farm (Jpn);
¥16,000,000.
Margins: NK, HF, NO. Odds: 0.30, 37.30, 7.10.
Also Ran: History Maker (Jpn), Mutually (Jpn), T O Keynes (Jpn), Hana's Legend (Jpn), Derma Louvre (Jpn), Mogiana Flavor (Jpn), Work and Love (Jpn), Nonkono Yume (Jpn), Danon Pharaoh (Jpn), Noble Saturn (Jpn), Kurosuke (Jpn), Night of Knights (Jpn), A Shin Suleyman (Jpn).
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