Well-Bred Twirling Candy Colt Debuts at Tokyo

Twirling Candy, sire of the debuting Do Tap | Lane's End photo

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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 Racecourse. Sunday's G1 Japan Cup at headquarters figures to boil down to a battle between Equinox (Jpn) and Triple Tiara winner Liberty Island (Jpn). Click here for our preview:

Saturday, November 25, 2023
5th-TOK, ¥13,720,000 ($92k), Newcomers, 2yo, 1600mT
UEO MUITE GORAN (JPN) (f, 2, Justify–All in Fun, by Tapit) is out of a stakes-placed full-sister to MGSP Tight Ten who was hammered down to Winchester Farm for $125,000 at the 2019 Keeneland November Sale. The mare foaled that produce, a colt, in Kentucky and now racing in Japan as T O Granville (Lea), won his first three starts, including a big-odds upset on career debut, and was a latest third over this track and distance Nov. 19. The third dam is dual Grade I winner Fleet Renee (Seattle Slew. B-Mishima Bokujo

Sunday, November 26, 2023
5th-TOK, ¥13,720,000 ($92k), Newcomers, 2yo, 1600m
DO TAP (c, 2, Twirling Candy–Taparelli, by Tapit), a $65,000 Keeneland September yearling, improved nicely over the next seven months and was hammered down to Narvick International for $250,000 after breezing a quarter-mile in :20 4/5 at this year's OBS April Sale. The colt's dam is an unraced daughter of Grade II turf winner Schiaparelli (Ghostzapper), whose MGSW dam Cambiocorsa (Avenue of Flags)–a full-sister to star turf sprinter California Flag–produced GSW Moulin de Mougin (Curlin) and SWs Bronson (Medaglia d'Oro) and Alexis Tangier (Tiznow). Cambiocorsa's GISP Vionnet (Street Sense) was the dam of the outstanding MG1SW Roaring Lion (Kitten's Joy). B-RanJan Racing Inc (KY)

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