Imported mares and their offspring in Japan

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uma_nosuke wrote:L'Arc made her debut at Kyoto (1600m):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjujmNSkWCk
#5, Yutaka Take (red cap)
That was impressive! Thanks for sharing. I wondered how Lilacs and Lace and her babies were doing. Hope L'Arc turns out to be a good one!
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Leukerbad, 2yo c out of Azeri, finished 2nd in his debut at Kyoto (2000m):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4LPZ0RWgx4
turf condition: yielding; #1,Leukerbad (Yutaka Kake,452kg); #6 Satono Diamond (Lemaire)


After the race:
'There was a better horse today, but rather talented he seems, and probably better on firm turf. Surely will show it in the future, this colt.' (Take on Leuberbad)

'The best 2yo I've ridden this season.' (Lemaire on SD)
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Mon Nov 09, 2015 10:28 pm

Sparrow Castle wrote:
uma_nosuke wrote:L'Arc made her debut at Kyoto (1600m):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjujmNSkWCk
#5, Yutaka Take (red cap)
That was impressive! Thanks for sharing. I wondered how Lilacs and Lace and her babies were doing. Hope L'Arc turns out to be a good one!
Not at all. :)

L'Arc and Satono Diamond have been focuses of fans' attention as promising 2yos even before their first races, which was supported by lots of photos and rumors, stuff something like that; Northern Farm staff reportedly took the trouble to come to watch L'Arc's final workout (her video above), which suggests what she means to them.

On the other hand, how Azeri's colt has been doing was difficult to know, except for a few small photos and comments from Northern Farm just saying he is OK, although I had been trying to get it since he was sold in the JRHA Select Sale Foal Session 2013. Perhaps, he might be not so good as to deserve what his parental backgrounds imply, my thought was that. Gladly, it was wrong; he was quite well enough to be competitive on the 2000m soft turf. Although he is not physically impressive-having the exactly same weight as his sire at his debutー, he has no quirky disposition plus without foot issues, which is more than what I had expected. Hope he will stay fit with no injury.

Leukerbad's photos in his debut, taken by his fans:
http://db.netkeiba.com/newdb/?pid=horse ... 2013105760

L'Arc's photos:
http://db.netkeiba.com/newdb/?pid=horse ... 2013106126

Satono Diamond's photos
http://db.netkeiba.com/newdb/?pid=horse ... 2013106101


Also Amelie, i.e., Azeri's daughter by Distorted Humor was entered in a 1400m allowance (dirt) at Kyoto on 7th Nov, finishing 8th. She will be retiring to stud next year:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQjiOaWFJks
#3 (black cap) with Yuga Kawada
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Tue Nov 10, 2015 12:23 am

Satono Diamond got first jump on Leukerbad, and both finished strongly. It'd be real nice if Azeri's Deep Impact colt turned out to be her best. I hope he continues to outperform these early expectations.

But there's just something about that little filly L'Arc that really catches my eye. I can see why Northern Farm's staff are excited about her.

Can't wait to see how these babies do over time.

Thanks for the info about Amelie. All the best to her in her new role. Any thoughts on which stallion they might choose to send her to?
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Thu Nov 12, 2015 12:37 am

Sparrow Castle wrote:Thanks for the info about Amelie. All the best to her in her new role. Any thoughts on which stallion they might choose to send her to?
No idea :-) Perhaps, to a new stallion? Incidentally, Spielberg, 6yo h out of Princess Olivia, retired to stud (destination is Shadai Stallion Station). But to him, Teruya Yoshida will send his mares, and since Amelie belongs to Northern Farm, stallions bred at or related to the farm might be her first mate.
Sparrow Castle wrote:But there's just something about that little filly L'Arc that really catches my eye.
As for L'Arc, the trainer announced she would have no race this year, which means she skips the Hanshin Juvenile Fillies (G1,1600m) in December, the race to determine the best 2yo filly. Perhaps, he might allow her to follow the footsteps of Gentildonna who was entered to a G3 mainly for 3yo colts in January after breaking her maiden in mid December.

Choosing appropriate raced before stepping up to JPN-1000 Guineas as well as securing prize money for qualification wouldn't be easy; Mikki Queen, the best 3yo filly, failed in that respect; she had no option but to ballot for a starting slot due to insufficient earnings and was thrown out of the race. With a better race type choice, she might have been another triple tiara winner. So sorry for LA'rc's trainer, Mr Mikio Matsunaga because he wouldn't sleep well next Spring.

Also I'm glad Rouge Buck is back to action in the QEII Cup (G1) at Kyoto this weekend. Her half brother, Cablegram, 2yo c, will make his debut on 21st Nov with Ryan Moore. With him, I'm not so optimistic (blame me if he wins :shock: ).

Hartley, 2yo c, out of Wickedly Perfect (USA), will also run his first race (Tokyo 2000m, Ryan Moore having the mount) this Saturday. His trainer has been boasting of him to the degree to making us doubt :? his seriousness. Is this too a kind of Ryan Moore Effect?
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Thu Nov 12, 2015 10:36 am

Leukerbad's next race will be a 1800m maiden at Kyoto on 29 Nov (the Japan Cup day at Tokyo). It is said that Y Take will come to Kyoto to ride him, meaning he will not appear in the flagship race of the JRA. Persi's Best, 2yo f out of Persistently, aims at winning the same race.


Hartley, 2yo c out of Wickedly Perfect (Congrats), looks good; he gallops springily like a feather although he is relatively a big horse.

(*) This is not out of a foreign-bred mare, but Leontes, 2yo c, out of Cesario (Sunday Silence), is ' at least as good as his half brother, Epiphaneia.' (assistant trainer of Sumii Stable) Being big, dynamic, and full of energy, perhaps better than Epiphaneia?
his photos:
http://db.netkeiba.com/newdb/?pid=horse ... 2013105915
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Sat Nov 14, 2015 12:22 am

Hartley, 2yo c out of Wickedly Perfect, made his debut at Tokyo (2000m).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbDH5y29JvY
#7 Hartley (R Moore), #8 Oder Driven, out of Commercante (FR), with Lemaire

How he ran reminded me of his trainer's comment that the colt doesn't understand what he is doing. Oder Driven, 2nd fav, was also good.
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Strobe Flash(USA), 2yo f, Speightstown(USA) x Sheraton Park(CAN), won her debut at Tokyo (1400m dirt):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xb2y1f-ywXU
#4, SF with Lemaire; 2nd, #9, is Jonker(USA), Exchange Rate x Back in the Shade, Ryan Moore

SF after the race:
http://keibalab.jp/topics/28775/
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uma_nosuke wrote:(*) This is not out of a foreign-bred mare, but Leontes, 2yo c, out of Cesario (Sunday Silence), is ' at least as good as his half brother, Epiphaneia.' (assistant trainer of Sumii Stable) Being big, dynamic, and full of energy, perhaps better than Epiphaneia?
his photos:
http://db.netkeiba.com/newdb/?pid=horse ... 2013105915
Always happy to hear news on Cesario and her offspring.
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Sat Nov 14, 2015 1:41 am

mariasmon wrote:Always happy to hear news on Cesario and her offspring.
Cesario has been bred to King Kamehameha since 2013. At least one of them will surely explode.


Ryan Moore about Hartley:
'Still green, but a very good horse. Quickly responded to my push toward space opened; a sure graded-stakes winner in the future, when he would be better. I wish to ride him again then.' (*this is not exactly what Ryan Moore said in English, but is what I re-translated from the JPN media quoting as his saying in Japanese.*)

After the race:
http://keibalab.jp/topics/28777/


He's in Love, 2yo c, Harbinger x She's Included (USA), won his debut at Kyoto (1600m):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvEs7erPn_k
#12, HIL, with K Fujioka

After the race:
http://keibalab.jp/topics/28776/
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Wed Nov 18, 2015 11:08 am

Leukerbad's next will be a 1800m maiden at Kyoto on 29th Nov. As I wrote above, Y Take will ride him (no Japan Cup for him). Also, it was reported that Azeri went to DI this spring; perhaps, they might repeat the same mating until they have a filly? Previous three covers for 2013 to 2015 all resulted in colts.

'His response was such that I was sure I could overtake the winner, but...' (Take's comment just after the Leukerbad's race)
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Sat Nov 21, 2015 9:46 am

uma_nosuke wrote: Also I'm glad Rouge Buck is back to action in the QEII Cup (G1) at Kyoto this weekend. Her half brother, Cablegram, 2yo c, will make his debut on 21st Nov with Ryan Moore. With him, I'm not so optimistic (blame me if he wins :shock: ).

The debut for Cablegram, 2yo c, out of Ginger Punch, was at Tokyo (1800m turf) today. He ran...eh... in a half asleep mode, almost. :lol:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSv_uv6uwpk
#3 (red cap; Ryan Moore)

Also, #9 (pink cap) was Mozu Joy (USA), Kitten's Joy x Observation (Pulpit), finishing 3rd.

'He didn't break well, and pace was slow. He also didn't concentrate well, took time to take off; once his engine was ignited, however, he showed a good acceleration in the final furlong. Perhaps, a longer distance, 2000m or so, may be better for him. Next time, he will improve.' (Ryan Moore about Cablegram)
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Cablegram
R Moore reportedly wants to ride him again- 'one of the most comfortable 2yos to ride this season'-while staying in Japan, and the colt will be called back to track from a short refreshment at a nearby training farm, perhaps in mid or late December.

Lani (USA), 2yo c, Tapit x Heavenly Romance (Sunday Silence), broke his maiden (1800m dirt) at Kyoto on 22 Nov. His dam is a G1 winner (Tenno Sho Autumn in 2005), and has been in America to be bred to local stallions.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4hiulFFNZU
#12 (grey colt with Yutaka Take)
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Wed Nov 25, 2015 6:44 pm

Wow, that is pretty spectacular! Lani looks to have a bright future ahead of him. And gorgeous as well. :D
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uma_nosuke wrote:Awake, 2yo f, Deep Impact x Allthewaybaby (trainer: Makoto Saito)
http://stream1.carrotclub.net/13/allthe ... 01505m.mp4
Awake, 2yo f, out of Allthewaybaby(USA), broke her maiden at Tokyo (1800m) today.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ln_sdA6_6z4
#10 (yellow cap; K Kitamura)
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Private Thoughts wrote:Wow, that is pretty spectacular! Lani looks to have a bright future ahead of him. And gorgeous as well. :D

Lani, 2yo c, Tapit x Heavenly Romance (Sunday Silence), won Cattleya SHO (allowance; 1600 dirt) at Tokyo today:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqmzR6qlnZY
#15 (jockey: Uchida)
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Sat Nov 28, 2015 3:21 am

Wow, running back in five days (and another win!)... is that common in Japan, or more unusual? :shock:
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uma_nosuke wrote:
Private Thoughts wrote:Wow, that is pretty spectacular! Lani looks to have a bright future ahead of him. And gorgeous as well. :D

Lani, 2yo c, Tapit x Heavenly Romance (Sunday Silence), won Cattleya SHO (allowance; 1600 dirt) at Tokyo today:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqmzR6qlnZY
#15 (jockey: Uchida)
I am in love!!!! :D Besides being lovely to look at, he is super talented(at least I think so). With a horse like this, who runs really well on the dirt, and handles big fields with ease, are the owners perhaps thinking of running him in the Kentucky Derby? He doesn't look like he would have any problems facing a big Derby field and he seems to be determined guy with a lot of heart and the will to win. Thank you for the link. Definitely one to watch!
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Sat Nov 28, 2015 10:17 pm

lurkey mclurker wrote:Wow, running back in five days (and another win!)... is that common in Japan, or more unusual? :shock:

Not unusual, but not so often as in Australia :lol: , I suppose. The grey gained 2kg of his weight between the two races. I'll report more about him later.



Leukerbad's maiden at Kyoto (1800m) today:

replay:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2GO2YvMBp0
#11 Leukerbad (Yutaka Take)
#5 Tanino Urban Sea (GB) (Sea the Stars x Vodka)
#9 Persi's Best (Deep Impact x Persistently)


sectional times: (1000m=63.2s, slow pace; Leukerbad's final 3F: 33.6s)
13.3 - 11.7 - 12.0 - 13.1 - 13.1 - 12.9 - 11.7 - 11.2 - 11.3 = 110.3s
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Sat Nov 28, 2015 10:53 pm

Nice run by both Leukerbad & Tanino Urban Sea! :mrgreen: And who was the #4? Very pretty/handsome!
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