Triple Tiara for Daring Tact in Shuka Sho

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Daring Tact  | JRA

(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 in good rhythm,” said winning rider Kohei Matsuyama. “There was some pressure as we were aiming for the first undefeated Triple Crown filly in JRA history, but I’m delighted to be able to accomplish this remarkable feat. I want to thank the filly and offer her my congratulations. She has developed into a bold filly and I hope that she will remain undefeated.”

Trainer Haruki Sugiyama and Matsuyama both celebrated their fourth Japanese Group 1 victory, while their star is possible for the Nov. 29 Japan Cup.

Not seen on the racecourse until November of her juvenile year, Daring Tact found 1600 metres at Kyoto to her liking at first asking, and added the Listed Elfin S. over that course and distance on Feb. 8. She stepped up again with a victory in the G1 Oka Sho (Japanese 1000 Guineas) at Hanshin on Apr. 12, and, tried over 2400 metres for the first time, demolished her rivals with a victory in the May 24 G1 Yushun Himba (Japanese Oaks) at Tokyo. That was her final appearance prior to her victory on Sunday.

Pedigree Notes

The lone Group 1 winner for her sire, Daring Tact is the second and best foal from Daring Bird. Her juvenile full-sister Maono Zenith (Jpn) (Epiphaneia {Jpn}) has placed in one start, and the duo share a yearling full-sister and a Drefong weanling half-sister foaled May 24. The second dam is G3 Fuchu Himba S. heroine Daring Heart (Jpn) (Sunday Silence), who is a half-sister to GI Super Derby hero Ecton Park (Forty Niner), and Japanese Group 3 winner Pit Fighter (Jpn) (Pulpit). This is also the extended family of Grade I winners Banker’s Lady (Nijinski II), her son Banker’s Gold (Forty Niner), and GI Jenny Wiley S. victress Daisy Devine (Kafwain).

Sunday, Kyoto, Japan
SHUKA SHO-G1, ¥195,460,000 (US$1,854,380/£1,435,735/€1,582,866), Kyoto, 10-18, 3yo, f, 2000mT, 2:00.60, gd.
1–DARING TACT(JPN), 121, f, 2, 3, by Epiphaneia (Jpn)
                1st Dam: Daring Bird (Jpn), by King Kamehameha (Jpn)
                2nd Dam: Daring Heart (Jpn), by Sunday Silence
                3rd Dam: Daring Danzig, by Danzig
(¥12,000,000 Ylg ’18 JRHAJUL). O- Normandy Thoroughbred
Racing; B-Hasegawa Farm (Jpn); T-Haruki Sugiyama; J-Kohei
Matsuyama. ¥103,822,000. Lifetime Record: 5-5-0-0. Werk Nick Rating: C. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
2–Magic Castle (Jpn), 121, f, 3, Deep Impact (Jpn)
                1st Dam: So Magic (Jpn), by Symboli Kris S.
                2nd Dam: Xua (Ire), by Fairy King
                3rd Dam: Bold Starlet (GB), by Precocious (GB)
O-Shadai Race Horse; B-Shadai Farm (Jpn); ¥41,092,000.
3–Soft Fruit (Jpn), 121, f, 3, Deep Impact (Jpn)
                1st Dam: Strawberry Fair (GB), by Kingmambo
                2nd Dam: Storm Song, by Summer Squall
                3rd Dam: Hum Along, by Fappiano
O-Godolphin; B-Darley Japan Farm (Jpn); ¥25,546,000.
Margins: 1 1/4, 3/4, NO. Odds: 0.40, 55.90, 53.70.
Also Ran: Pallas Athena (Jpn), Miss New York (Jpn), Oh My Darling (Jpn), Maltese Diosa (Jpn), Musica (Jpn), Win Mighty (Jpn), Fiori Chiari (Jpn), Ablaze (Jpn), Dantsu Elise (Jpn), Ria Amelia (Jpn), Miyamazakura (Jpn), Win Marilyn (Jpn), Sanctuaire (Jpn), Cravache d’Or (Jpn), Ho O Peaceful (Jpn).
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