where the horse is always the hero
Article Item
Posted 2019-10-13 21:35:52  
Chrono Genesis claims Classic glory in the Shuka Sho at Kyoto

Chrono Genesis has finished third in two Classics this season but went two places better when winning the third leg of the Fillies' Triple Crown, the Shuka Sho, by two lengths at Kyoto racecourse on Sunday.

Trained by Takashi Saito, Chrono Genesis had performed admirably in the Oka Sho (Japanese 1,000 Guineas) and the Yushun Himba (Japanese Oaks) but finally landed the Classic victory which had previously proved elusive, producing a decisive burst of speed in the straight to cross the line with a comfortable winning margin.

The winner, who won the Daily Hai Queen Cup in February, settled in midfield in the 1m2f Grade 1 and entered the straight tracking favourite Danon Fantasy, who was travelling in front.

Jockey Yuichi Kitamura switched outside to get a run and had far too much for the favourite, who faded into eighth. Curren Bouquetd'Or finished second for trainer Sakae Kunieda, with the Kunihiko Watanabe-trained Shigeru Pink Dia in third.

"I was able to race her in an ideal position while eyeing Danon Fantasy in front," said Kitamura. "She was responding really well at the fourth corner, so I was able to make my bid with confidence.

"I'm grateful for riding the filly since her debut. I'm really glad that I was able to deliver a good result."

Racing Post 

Email link to a friend | Printable Version
  • Japan
    Displaying 10 ResultsSee All
    horse racing in japan - summer edition4 days ago

    JRA-organized races, which began to be held in front of empty stands from the end of February due to...

    View | Add Comment
    takarazuka kinen (g1) all the runners2020-06-23

    A star-studded field looks guaranteed this coming Sunday (June 28), when the Grade 1 Takarazuka Kine...

    View | Add Comment
    almond eye returns on sunday 2020-05-16

    Covid 19 put pay to her ambitions to repeat the Dubai Turf performance of last year but the brillian...

    View | Add Comment
    lauda sion lands g1 nhk mile cup. 2020-05-11

    The Real Impact colt won two out of three starts between 1,200 and 1,400 meters before finishing eig...

    View | Add Comment
    hewitson produces cracking ride in derby trial2020-05-02

    Lyle Hewitson's Japanese stint came to an end but it ended on a high as he rode a treble on the day ...

    View | Add Comment
    top-class contenders ready to clash in g1 osaka hai2020-04-02

    The racing spotlight in Japan moves to Osaka’s Hanshin Racecourse on Sunday (5 April) for the ...

    View | Add Comment
    hewitson hits home first japan group race2020-03-22

    Lyle Hewitson'riding career has taken a 360 turn since he arrived in Japan a few weeks back with win...

    View | Add Comment
    summary of sires results for 20192020-02-05

     Deep Impact the general ranking champion for the eighth consecutive year   General sire...

    View | Add Comment
    almond eye smashed as arima kinen goes to lys gracieux2019-12-22

    Japanese fan favourite Almond Eye suffered her second defeat as Cox Plate champion Lys Gracieux ende...

    View | Add Comment
    almond eye heads outstanding line-up in g1 arima kine2019-12-20

    Nakayama Racecourse hosts the G1 Arima Kinen, Japan’s most-beloved race, on Sunday, 22 Decembe...

    View | Add Comment