G1 Hopeful S.

Deep Impact Exacta in Hopeful as 'Ability' Prevails

Killer Ability (Jpn) (Deep Impact {Jpn}) showed plenty of talent to take the G1 Hopeful S. at Nakayama on Tuesday. The 2000-metre affair featured 15 colts in the final Japan Racing Association Group 1 of 2021. It was an exacta for the deceased Shadai kingpin Deep Impact, as Justin Palace (Jpn) was 1 1/2 lengths behind. Second choice at 2-1, the blinkered colt rated in an ideal position perched in third while saving ground against the rails as Grand Line (Jpn) (Duramente {Jpn}) carved out even splits of :23.90, :48.10...

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Command Line Aims For Hat Trick in Hopeful

Tuesday's G1 Hopeful S. at Nakayama attracted 15 colts and Sunday Racing's 'TDN Rising Star' Command Line (Jpn) (Deep Impact {Jpn}) will try to follow in his dam's hoofprints en route to Group 1 glory. A son of GI Spinaway S. winner and $1.5-million mare Condo Commando (Tiz Wonderful), the bay sped home to a three-length victory when unveiled at Tokyo on June 5, good for 'Rising Star' honours. Returned to Tokyo on Oct. 9, Command Line won the G3 Saudi Arabia Royal Cup by a half-length over Sternatia (Jpn)...

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Danon the Kid Posts Emphatic Hopeful Win

Undefeated in two prior starts, Danon the Kid (Jpn) (Just a Way {Jpn}) came from off the pace to record the first Group 1 victory for both himself and his champion sire, Just a Way (by Heart's Cry {Jpn}) in Saturday's 2,000-meter G1 Hopeful S. at Nakyama. Land of Liberty (Jpn) (Deep Impact {Jpn}) went to the front soon after the start as Titleholder (Jpn) (Duramente [Jpn}), who was pursued by Orthoclase (Jpn) (Epiphaneia {Jpn}), prompted the issue through the first turn. Meanwhile, Danon the Kid advanced to third along...

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