Shadai Race Horse

Gibeon Shocks Kinko Sho at 226-1

The G2 Kinko Sho was supposed to be 2020 Japanese Fillies' Triple Crown winner and heavy favourite Daring Tact (Jpn) (Epiphaneia {Jpn})'s coming out party, but she had to settle for second behind 226-1 Deep Impact (Jpn) horse Gibeon (Jpn). Able to set off on an uncontested lead, the 6-year-old entire was shadowed by Satono Flag (Jpn) (Deep Impact {Jpn}) just off his right flank. He dawdled through a half-mile in :49.50 and six furlongs in 1:13.10. Still going easily with four furlongs to go, he caught the more fancied...

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Kingman's Elizabeth Tower Shares the Spoils in Tulip Sho

Saturday's G2 Tulip Sho, a prep for the upcoming G1 Japanese 1000 Guineas next month, resulted in a dead heat between Nagoya Keiba's Meikei Yell (Jpn) (Mikki Isle {Jpn}) and Shadai Race Horse's Elizabeth Tower (GB) (Kingman {GB}), with the latter the first black-type winner in Japan for her sire. Very headstrong through the early stages against the fence, Meikei Yell raced just inside a tugging Elizabeth Tower. Yutaka Take gave the signal and Meikei Yell burst through the field to decisively take command with a half-mile remaining and entered...

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