Asmussen Seeks Sixth Chick Lang Win

Steve Asmussen looks to take his sixth renewal of the GIII Chick Lang S.--and third straight--Saturday at Pimlico with Cogburn (Not This Time). Graduating at second asking at Churchill Downs in September, he kicked off his sophomore season on a winning note with a decisive optional claimer score at Oaklawn Mar. 25. He came up a neck short of re-opposing Whelen Springs (Street Sense) last time in that venue's Bachelor S. Apr. 30. That Arkansas-bred rival took five tries to break his maiden, finally doing so against other locals in...

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Efforia Sublime in Tokyo

Tabbed the 5-1 fourth choice, Efforia (Jpn) (Epiphaneia {Jpn}) entered the Japanese Classic picture with a bang in the G3 Kyodo News Hai at Tokyo on Sunday. Rank from the stalls, the bay was full of energy before relaxing into fourth as early pacesetter Deep Rich (Jpn) (Deep Brillante {Jpn}) was overcome by Heart of a City (Jpn) (Heart's Cry). Shifted out to the center of the course for the stretch drive, he was given a right-handed reminder and strode away to win by 2 1/2 good-looking lengths. Victipharus (Jpn)...

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Triple Tiara for Daring Tact in Shuka Sho

(Deep Impact {Jpn}) to her inside flashing a similar turn of foot. That duo blew past the longtime leader late, with Daring Tact always holding her rival safe. It was another 3/4 of a length back to Soft Fruit (Jpn) (Deep Impact {Jpn}), who was slow to begin. Maltese Diosa tired to seventh. Sunday's card was the first time limited fans had been permitted to the racecourse. "The filly seemed a bit nervous at the paddock but she broke well and we were able to race in good position and...

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