Sprinters Stakes (G1)

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tachyon
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2012 winner: Lord Kanaloa

NAKAYAMA 11R

THE SPRINTERS STAKES(G1)
September 29, 2013, 1200m, Turf
INT DSN, Special Weight, 3-Year-Olds & Up, Open Class, Value of race: 185,300,000 Yen


1 Grand Prix Boss(JPN) H5 57 Sakura Bakushin O Hiroyuki Uchida
2 Forever Mark(JPN) M5 55 Falbrav Issei Murata
3 Admire Sceptre(JPN) M5 55 King Kamehameha Hirofumi Shii
4 San Carlo(JPN) H7 57 Symboli Kris S Yutaka Yoshida
5 Mayano Ryujin(JPN) H6 57 King Halo Kenichi Ikezoe
6 Dream Valentino(JPN) H6 57 Roses in May Kohei Matsuyama
7 Hakusan Moon(JPN) C4 57 Admire Moon Manabu Sakai
8 Pas de Trois(JPN) H6 57 Swept Overboard Masaki Katsuura
9 Sudden Storm(JPN) C4 57 Storming Home Yutaka Take
10 Lord Kanaloa(JPN) H5 57 King Kamehameha Yasunari Iwata
11 Sugino Endeavour(JPN) H5 57 Sakura Bakushin O Masayoshi Ebina
12 Autocrator(JPN) H8 57 Sakura Bakushin O Takuma Ito
13 Sakura Gospel(JPN) H5 57 Sakura President Norihiro Yokoyama
14 Meiner Eternel(IRE) C3 55 Tamayuz Daichi Shibata
15 Majin Prosper(JPN) H6 57 Admire Cozzene Yuichi Fukunaga
16 Silk Fortune(JPN) H7 57 Gold Allure Keita Tosaki

-- barrier draw
http://japanracing.jp/_news2013/130927.html

-- comments from runners' connections (and photos)
http://japanracing.jp/_news2013/130927-02.html

-- preview
http://japanracing.jp/_news2013/130924-02.html

-- JRA Race Program (Nakayama, Sep 29th)
http://japanracing.jp/_pdf/information/ ... 130929.pdf

Go, Lord Kanaloa!
tachyon
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Sun Sep 29, 2013 5:33 am

Lord Kanaloa wins the Sprinters Stakes for 5th successive G1 win. :D

-- replays of the Sprinters Stakes (G1)

(English)
http://racing.hkjc.com/racing/video/pla ... 5&lang=eng

(Japanese)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jyx5tenp8Y

1st 10 Lord Kanaloa(JPN) (King Kamehameha x Lady Blossom by Storm Cat) H5 57 01:07.2
2nd 7 Hakusan Moon(JPN) (Admire Moon x Ciliege by Sakura Bakushin O) C4 57 01:07.3 3/4
3rd 5 "Mayano Ryujin(JPN) (King Halo x Pot Brilliance by King Glorious) H6 57 01:07.3 NK
4th 15 Majin Prosper(JPN) H6 57 01:07.4 NK
5th 3 Admire Sceptre(JPN) M5 55 01:07.4 NK
6th 6 Dream Valentino(JPN) H6 57 01:07.5 NK
7th 1 Grand Prix Boss(JPN) H5 57 01:07.5 NK
8th 4 San Carlo(JPN) H7 57 01:07.7 1 1/2
9th 16 Silk Fortune(JPN) H7 57 01:07.8 NK
10th 12 Autocrator(JPN) H8 57 01:07.8 NK
11th 13 Sakura Gospel(JPN) H5 57 01:07.8 HD
12th 11 Sugino Endeavour(JPN) H5 57 01:07.8 NS
13th 9 Sudden Storm(JPN) C4 57 01:07.9 NK
14th 14 Meiner Eternel(IRE) C3 55 01:07.9 NK
15th 8 Pas de Trois(JPN) H6 57 01:08.3 2 1/2
16th 2 Forever Mark(JPN) M5 55 01:08.5 1
tachyon
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Sun Sep 29, 2013 11:28 am

-- from the Japan Times Sport
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/sports/2013 ... N+Japan%3A
FUNABASHI, CHIBA PREF. – Lord Kanaloa threw himself into contention for horse-of-the-year honors as the defending champion won the Sprinters Stakes for his fifth consecutive Grade 1 win on Sunday.

The 5-year-old Lord Kanaloa lost in the Sprinters Stakes’ Grade 2 trial, the Centaur Stakes, earlier this month but bounced back at Nakayama Racecourse in Chiba Prefecture with a 1-minute, 7.2-second victory over the 1,200 meters.

Yasunari Iwata’s mount, who went off as the prohibitive favorite, held off second choice Hakusan Moon by three-quarters of a length, followed by Mayano Ryujin, the 15th pick out of 16, in third as Japan’s fall Grade 1 season got underway.

“It’s a load off the shoulders,” said Iwata, who was also aboard the King Kamehameha son last year when he won in record time. “He was the top pick, but we got off to a slow start and I have to admit, we didn’t have the race I had in mind.”

“But he has a higher gear to cancel any bad start and can settle in traffic. I’m glad I managed to get the most out of him at least on the straight.”

The Takayuki Yasuda-trained Lord Kanaloa is only the second short-distance runner to capture five Grade 1 races, following in the footstetps of 1998 horse of the year Taiki Shuttle.

On top of his two Sprinters Stakes titles, Lord Kanaloa has won the Hong Kong Sprint, the Takamatsunomiya Kinen and the Yasuda Kinen at a mile.

Lord Kanaloa could be headed back to Hong Kong in December for either the Sprint or the Mile, or stay in Japan to run in next month’s Mile Championship at Kyoto.

Iwata revealed the horse’s owners were going to retire him had he lost on Sunday.

“The pace was brisk, and I found the space I needed at the third turn,” the jockey said. “If he had lost here, he would have been pressured to retire. He’s so intelligent, so loyal to the jockey.”

Lord Kanaloa is 12-for-18 for his career with earnings of more than ¥755 million. He has never finished lower than third.
tachyon
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Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:55 am

''Paca Paca'' posted a wonderful pick of Lord Kanaloa on FB. :D
Thank you!

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tachyon
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-- from racing.scmp.com

''A dream match-up worth arguing over''
http://racing.scmp.com/freeservice/news ... 31010b.asp


Lord Kanaloa is said to be targeted for the Hong Kong Sprint for his swansong.

But I would love to see him run in the Mile if Moonlight Cloud heads for it!!
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Thu Oct 10, 2013 6:33 pm

I'm drooling over that match up!!
weeeeeeeee
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Fri Oct 11, 2013 1:24 am

I don't think Moonlight Cloud is coming to the BC. From I've read, Head would prefer to keep her racing in a one-turn mile, not the two-turn set-up she'd be dealing with at Santa Anita. I believe Hong Kong has been mentioned...so maybe that match-up with Lord Kanaloa might occur there?
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