Satono Flag (Jpn)

Undefeated Contrail takes Aim at Tokyo Yushun

Fresh off a G1 Satsuki Sho (Japanese 2000 Guineas) victory Apr. 19, Contrail (Jpn) (Deep Impact {Jpn}) will try to remain undefeated in the 2,400-meter G1 Tokyo Yushun (Japanese Derby) at Tokyo Racecourse Sunday. Victorious in last season's 1,800-meter G3 Hai Nisai S. over this course in November, he punctuated his juvenile campaign with a win in the G1 Hopeful S. Dec. 28. The likely race favorite will be reunited with Yuichi Fukunaga. "He had a break at the farm after his last race and came back to the stable...

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Deep Impact Colt Salutes at Nakayama

Satono Flag (Jpn) (Deep Impact {Jpn}) won his third consecutive race in the 2000-metre G2 Hochi Hai Yahoi Sho Deep Impact Kinen at Nakayama on Sunday. The 9-5 second choice's closing effort earned him his first black-type rosette in a race named for his late sire, who passed away last July. Away awkwardly, the bay raced fourth last through the early stages as Win Carnelian (Jpn) (Screen Hero {Jpn}) set the pace. Positions were largely unchanged through the first 1000 metres in 1:01.10. Oro Adone (Jpn) (Epiphan) made his bid...

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