Danon Kingly (Jpn)

Deep Impact's Danon Kingly Salutes in Yasuda Kinen

Danox Inc.'s Danon Kingly (Jpn) (Deep Impact {Jpn}) dethroned MG1SW Gran Alegria (Jpn) (Deep Impact {Jpn}) in her bid to win back-to-back G1 Yasuda Kinens, with a narrow victory at Tokyo on Sunday. It was the 5-year-old entire's first win at the highest level after he had been placed in a pair of Classics in 2019 and the race is a "Win And You're In" for the GI Breeders' Cup Mile this fall. Sent off at 47-1, Danon Kingly perched three deep in midfield as Daiwa Cagney (Jpn) (King Kamehameha...

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'Almond' a Tough Nut to Crack in Yasuda Kinen

Almond Eye (Jpn) (Lord Kanaloa {Jpn}), third in last year's renewal of the G1 Yasuda Kinen, returns to take another crack at Sunday's 1,600-meter Tokyo feature, a 'Win and You're In' to the GI Breeders' Cup Mile. Victorious over this turf course in the 2,400-meter G1 Japan Cup in 2018, she added two more Group 1s last season in the Dubai Turf in March prior to the Tenno Sho (Autumn) in October. Her 2020 debut was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic, however, she once again made short work of...

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Ready to 'Blast' Off in Osaka Hai

Group 1 winner Blast Onepiece (Jpn) (Harbinger {GB}) will try to improve on a sixth-place finish as the favorite in last season's G1 Osaka Hai and collect his second career Group 1 win at Hanshin Sunday. Victorious in the 2018 G1 Arima Kinen, the 5-year-old added the G2 Sapporo Kinen later in the year before finishing 11th in the G1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe Oct. 6. Most recently, he scored in Nakayama's G2 American Jockey Club Cup in January. "He started off the year in the American Jockey Club...

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