Violence Half To Lady Shipman Down to Debut in Japan

Jasper Royal is a half-brother to the gifted racemare and producer Lady Shipman | Leslie Martin

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In this continuing series, we take a look ahead at US-bred and/or conceived runners entered for the upcoming weekend at the tracks on the Japan Racing Association circuit, with a focus on pedigree and/or performance in the sales ring. Here are the horses of interest for this weekend running at Tokyo and Hanshin Racecourses. The 3-year-old fillies' Classics concluded with last Sunday's running of the G1 Shuka Sho and the colts' division finishes up this weekend with the running of the G1 Kikuka Sho, the Japanese St. Leger over a mile and seven furlongs at Hanshin:

Saturday, October 22, 2022
3rd-HSN, ¥13,400,000 ($89k), Newcomers, 2yo, 1800m
MATENRO EAGLE (JPN) (c, 2, Sharp Azteca–Doppia Vendetta {Brz}, by First American) is a son of a dual Argentinian group winner who was purchased by J S Company for $40,000 carrying this colt in utero at Keeneland November in 2019, having previously produced a pair of colts by Fast Anna. Doppia Vendetta is a half-sister to Brazilian champion 3-year-old filly Old Tune (Brz) (Wild Event). Like Sharp Aza Tack (5×4), one of three stakes winners for Sharp Azteca and a candidate for the GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint, Matenro Eagle (5×3) is inbred to Quiet American. B-Kinya Murakami

Sunday, October 23, 2022
3rd-TOK, ¥13,400,000 ($89k), Newcomers, 2yo, 1400m
DOUBLE JOKE (c, 2, Practical Joke–Double Date, by Rahy) is one of two in this heat for Godolphin and was acquired for $80,000 out of the 2020 Fasig-Tipton November Sale. The chestnut is out of a half-sister to Canadian Horse of the Year Peaks and Valleys (Mt. Livermore) and the late Alternate (Seattle Slew), the dam of GISW Higher Power (Medaglia d'Oro) and MGSW 'TDN Rising Star' Alternation (Distorted Humor), who passed away at Pin Oak Stud Oct. 15. Godolphin is also represented by its homebred FROST CITY (c, 2, Frosted–Texas Twirl, by Hard Spun), the first foal out of an unraced half-sister to MGSW & MGISP Cowboy Cal (Giant's Causeway). B-William Humphries & Altair Farms LLC (KY)

4th-HSN, ¥13,400,000 ($89k), Newcomers, 2yo, 1200m
JASPER ROYAL (c, 2, Violence–Sumthingtotalkabt, by Mutakddim) is the latest to make the races for his now 19-year-old dam, whose notable produce include GSW and GI Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint runner-up Lady Shipman (Midshipman), the dam of Golden Pal (Uncle Mo), who will be favored to repeat in the Turf Sprint at Keeneland in 16 days' time; and MSP Just Talkin (Midshipman). Jasper Royal cost trainer Hideyuki Mori $140,000 after breezing an eighth in :10 1/5 at this year's OBS March Sale. B-SF Bloodstock (KY)

JUZCAR (c, 2, American Pharoah–Blue Bahia, by Wildcat Heir) is a third-generation product for this breeder, who raced Blue Bahia to a pair of stakes victories and better than $317,000 before she produced this first foal. The bay, who carries Storm Cat 4x4x4 in his pedigree, was knocked down to Katsumi Yoshida for $380,000 at OBSMAR after covering a furlong in :10 1/5. B-Dennis Drazin (KY)

5th-TOK, ¥13,400,000 ($89k), Newcomers, 2yo, 1800mT
COLLECTANEA (c, 2, Collected–Dance With Kitten, by Kitten's Joy), a half-brother to recent dirt maiden winner Suetonius (Carpe Diem), gets his career started on the grass, and with good reason, as his dam is a full-sister to two-time GI Woodford Reserve Turf Classic hero Divisidero, who stands alongside Collected at Airdrie Stud. Dance With Kitten relocated to Japan in 2020 and is the dam of a yearling colt by Yoshida (Jpn) and a weanling filly by two-time Horse of the Year Kitasan Black (Jpn). B-Shadai Corporation (KY)

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