lurkey mclurker wrote:Shironii was a very good 4th in his first try on grass in the Wakaba Stakes at Hanshin:
and still looking very handsome
-- replay of the Wakaba Stakes (Listed) (full version)
1st. #10 Adam Barows(JPN) (Heart's Cry x Chacharino by Unbridled's Song)
2nd. #8 Eclair Sparkle(JPN) (Heart's Cry x Pretty Carina by Seeking the Gold)
4th. #11 Shironii(JPN) (King Kamehameha x Shirayukihime by Sunday Silence)
Yes, Shironii ran a decent 4th in that competitive field.
The Wakaba Stakes is one of the key lead-up races (trial races) for the G1 Satsuki Sho (Japanese 2000 Guineas), from which top two finishers earn automatic berths into the Satsuki Sho.
That was not Shironii's first test but second test on the turf.
http://umanity.jp/en/racedata/db/horse_ ... 2014105947
His jockey Andrasch Starke commented after the race that Shironii might return to the dirt in his next time out.
He can handle the turf, but he has to be stronger on the dirt.