uma_nosuke wrote:Obsession (2yo colt out of Persistently(USA)) won his debut at Tokyo 2000m today (yielding; a big typhoon approaching). 2nd by a half length is Ramses Barows(USA), Curlin x Devious Intent.
Obsession (#1; white cap; Lemaire)
Ramses Barows (#3; red cap; Demuro)
The winner, walking & running with his tongue out, is trained by K. Fujisawa. Lemaire: 'A good response to my urge at the final corner. Probably better on better ground, with distance more than 2000m.'
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0001208195/?_g ... 1507817674
Obsession (2yo c, Deep Impact x Persistently(USA)) won CYCLAMEN Sho (Hanshin 9R, 1800m turf).
Obsession (#5; yellow cap; Lemaire)
race sectionals (1800m):
12.6-10.9-11.4-12.0-12.2-12.0-11.3-11.4-11.8 = 105.6
(Obsession's 3F: 33.5)
sectionals in Challenge Cup, 2000m G3 for 3yos&up in Hanshin 11R
(winner's 3F: 34.9)
The winning time, 1:45.6, is the record for 2yo 1800m in the JRA; the previous one was 1:45.9 by Isla Bonita (Fuji Kiseki x Isla Cozzene) in a G3 at Tokyo 1800m in 2013.
'An easy win. Being off the pace with his big strides, it takes some time for his engine to be warmed up and running, and yet it is a powerful one, for sure.' (Lemaire)
The lack of agility might cost him a race or two in the future; nevertheless, he may turn out to be a strong contender for the 2018 Tokyo Yushun, or JPN Derby.