Horse Racing

US Sprint Bloodlines Rule when Continuar wins Cattleya

continue took the early lead in the Japan Road to the Kentucky Derby with a late win at Cattleya Stakes on November 26 as the American sprinters had a good day on the dirt track of Tokyo Racecourse.

The camel The foal, with Damien Lane ahead, took the lead at 200 meters in the 1,600-meter test (about a mile) and won only by half the length. Mirror of the mindthe son of your cookie heart who flies from the last 10 to late.

Continue, make a third start, parked outside the opponents in the middle of the field when returning to the backcourt. Lane asks him to pick it up at the turn, and he moves out to get the room.

Starting out brilliantly as the horses climbed the slopes, Continuar looked like an easy winner until Mirror of Mind ignited the afterburner for rider Kazu Yokoyama. He was last in the middle of the run and furthest outside but quickly closed the gap and was eating into the winner’s margin as they crossed the finish line.

Jasrione rule pony, run steadily to third, back a bit more.

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Continuar was bred by Lake Villa Farm and produced by Fusaichi Pandora mare circle. He races for Lion Race Horse Co. and coach Yoshito Yahagi.

The chestnut pony sold for 77 million yen (approximately US$550,000) at the Japan Jockey Association’s Annual Selective Sale in 2021 and won the first question on the day. October 8 at Hanshin, go 1,800 meters (about 1 1/8 mile) on a sloppy track. Then he finished second by the same distance but at a fast pace, also at Hanshin, on 6 November. He finished as the second favorite in the Cattleya Stakes.

The Japan Road to the Kentucky Derby is a series of four races with the highest scorer securing a spot in the Run for the Roses. Continue to earn 10 points for victory. Mirror of Mind has four players, Jasri three, and the finishers are fourth and fifth Plavi and Dharma King two and one.

The points offered increase gradually over the course of the series, so the results are often not known until after the finals. Zen-Nippon Nisai Yushun at Kawasaki Racecourse on December 14 put the points 20-8-4-6-2; The Hyacinth Share in Tokyo on February 19 is worth 30-12-9-6-3 and the Fukuryu Share in Nakama on March 25 is worth 40-16-12-8-4 points.

Yahagi suggested his charge could race in the Middle East this winter.

“I think I’d like to take him to Saudi Arabia, then Dubai and then maybe Kentucky,” Yahagi said.

The streak so far has not had any significant impact on the Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) and the Cattleya results could suggest more of the same awaits for the extension. 2023 because the top two finishers were selected by American sprinters. Mirror of Mind’s boss, Mind Your Biscuits, is also responsible for Francorchamps. Later in her career, Mind Your Biscuits won the joint stock company as far as 1 1/8 mile.

Drifong, by Gio Ponti and care about your cookies, by own crossed the rope in first and third place in the 2016 TwinSpires Breeders’ Cup (G1) Sprint, but was later elevated to second due to disqualification. masochism . Drefong won the Eclipse Award as the top sprinter of the year. Mind Your Biscuits won the 1,200 meter (about six) Dubai Golden Shaheen sponsored by Gulf News (G1) in both 2017 and 2018.

The two stood at Shadai Stallion Station in Hokkaido. Mind Your Biscuits is represented this year by a promising first crop to race. Drefong, with its crop race in 2018, produced 189 starters and 102 winners from 374 registered ponies, according to the Japanese database JBIS.



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