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Re: The Japan Cup(G1)

PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 3:27 am
by BaroqueAgain1
They should make a statue of Kitasan Black and set it up at Tokyo, like the statue of Yeats at Ascot. He's sooooo handsome.
ETA: Too bad he couldn't hang on, but that was a good run by Cheval Grande. And a very fine ride by Hugh Bowman, Winx's jockey. Ol' Hughie's having a pretty nice year. ;) :D

Re: The Japan Cup(G1)

PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:34 am
by Ridan_Remembered
Congratulations to Cheval Grand. Lovely horse and a direct tail-female descendant of the great mare, Glorious Song. And, of course, he's a grandson of Sunday Silence.

Re: The Japan Cup(G1)

PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:41 am
by tachyon
-- replay (English)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7xp0R8Ab8U
1st 1 Cheval Grand(JPN)[Heart's Cry(JPN) x Halwa Sweet(JPN) by Machiavellian(USA)] H5 57 02:23.7
2nd 2 Rey de Oro(JPN) [King Kamehameha(JPN) x La Dorada(JPN) by Symboli Kris S(USA)] C3 55 02:23.9
3rd 4 Kitasan Black(JPN)[Black Tide(JPN) x Sugar Heart(JPN) by Sakura Bakushin O(JPN)] H5 57 02:23.9
4th 11 Makahiki(JPN) C4 57 02:24.6
5th 14 Idaho(IRE) C4 57 02:24.7
6th 9 Rainbow Line(JPN) C4 57 02:24.7
7th 8 Soul Stirring(JPN) F3 53 02:24.9
8th 16 Yamakatsu Ace(JPN) H5 57 02:25.0
9th 3 Guignol(GER) H5 57 02:25.0
10th 12 Satono Crown(JPN) H5 57 02:25.2
11th 13 Sciacchetra(JPN) C4 57 02:25.2
12th 5 Sounds of Earth(JPN) H6 57 02:25.2
12th 10 Boom Time(AUS) H6 57 02:25.2
14th 17 Last Impact(JPN) H7 57 02:25.3
15th 6 Iquitos(GER) H5 57 02:25.5
16th 15 One and Only(JPN) H6 57 02:25.7
17th 7 Decipher(JPN) H8 57 02:26.0


Yay for Cheval Grand(JPN) and his sire Heart's Cry(JPN)!!!! :lol:
But, obviously, the greatest is Cheval Grand's dam Halwa Sweet(JPN) who's produced three G1 winners!!!!
Her 3rd dam is the legendary Glorious Song(CAN).

Re: The Japan Cup(G1)

PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 2:30 pm
by Starine
Is Cheval Grand set to retire after this year? I'm sure with his pedigree he's going to be very popular at stud, though I wouldn't mind seeing him run another year ;)

Re: The Japan Cup(G1)

PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:07 am
by tachyon
Starine wrote:Is Cheval Grand set to retire after this year? I'm sure with his pedigree he's going to be very popular at stud, though I wouldn't mind seeing him run another year ;)


Cheval Grand will be teamed up with Hugh Bowman again in the Arima Kinen.
And he will remain in training next year. :D

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Re: The Japan Cup(G1)

PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:50 pm
by Treve
Thrilling finish! Congrats to Cheval Grand, how exciting that he'll keep running.
Just played this race last night on Champion Jockey actually :D

Re: The Japan Cup(G1)

PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:25 pm
by lurkey mclurker
Oooooh I was wondering if they'd get him back to ride in the Arima Kinen... \o/ And soo excited that Cheval Grand will stay in training next year! *happy dance*

Re: The Japan Cup(G1)

PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:30 pm
by lurkey mclurker
Hmmmm... I don't think anyone was going to catch Cheval Grand, but interesting nonetheless.

G‏ @LongBallToNoOne 20h 20 hours ago

...... missing a shoe after the Japan Cup. It was on at the finish.
However Y.Take reported he felt something not quite right as KITASAN BLACK moved around in the straight #shoegate

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