The rise of Sunday Silence

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tachyon
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Sun Apr 20, 2014 3:04 am

Fuji Kiseki(JPN) is finally represented by his first Japanese CLASSIC winner from what is believed to be his final crop generation, as his 3yo colt Isla Bonita(JPN), o/o Isla Cozzene(USA) by Cozzene(USA), wins the G1 Satsuki Sho (Japanese 2000 Guineas) 2000m turf at Nakayama on April 20 2014.
Isla Bonita's race record is now 6-5-1-0.
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0001142398/

-- replay (English)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EuNDEedvDIE

1st 2 Isla Bonita(JPN)(Fuji Kiseki x Isla Cozzene by Cozzene) C3 01:59.6
2nd 17 To the World(JPN)(King Kamehameha x To the Victory by Sunday Silence) C3 01:59.8
3rd 18 Win Full Bloom(JPN)(Special Week x Hanano Megami by Sakura Yutaka O) C3 01:59.9
4th 1 One and Only(JPN) C3 01:59.9
5th 8 Staphanos(JPN) C3 02:00.0
6th 16 Asia Express(USA) C3 02:00.0
7th 10 Bell Canyon(JPN) C3 02:00.1
8th 3 Clarity City(JPN) C3 02:00.1
9th 6 Admire Deus(JPN) C3 02:00.2
10th 11 Rosa Gigantea(JPN) C3 02:00.2
11th 7 Tosen Stardom(JPN) C3 02:00.3
11th 14 Bounce Shasse(JPN) F3 02:00.3
13th 15 Koei One Man(JPN) C3 02:00.5
14th 9 Suzuka Devious(JPN) C3 02:00.5
15th 13 Kings of the Sun(JPN) C3 02:00.8
16th 5 A Day in the Life(JPN) C3 02:01.2
17th 12 Tagano Grandpa(JPN) C3 02:01.3
18th 4 Kurino Company(JPN) C3 02:03.7
tachyon
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Sun Apr 20, 2014 10:48 am

That was the long-awaited Classic race success for Fuji Kiseki.
As a racehorse, Fuji Kiseki himself had to retire from racing undefeated (4 wins for 4 starts) before the Satsuki Sho (Japanese 2000 Guineas) due to tendon injury.

At stud, he has always been seen one of the most succesful and versatile successors of his sire Sunday Silence, if not the most, smashing the all-time record number of JRA wins for JPN-bred stallions.
He had sired eight individual G1 winners worldwide by the end of last year, including South African champion mare Sun Classique(AUS) . But his sons and daughters had just been unlucky in domestic Classic events.
It's almost miraculous that he has sired his first Classic winner in Japan this year, when his stud duty has been suspended since 2011.
Well done, Isla Bonita!!
Congratulations, Kiseki!!
Kiseki also means ''miracle'' in Japanese.

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Of side note, Isla Bonita was ridden by Masayoshi Ebina today who had guided Fuji Kiseki to his debut win in 1994.


Fuji Kiseki(JPN) - 1991H. Sunday Silence(USA) x Millracer(USA) by Le Fabuleux(FR)
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0000262443/

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Fuji Kiseki
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Mon Apr 21, 2014 9:20 am

On Saturday at Santa Anita!!

Flamboyant(FR), 2011C. Peer Gynt(JPN) x Relicia Bere(FR) by Until Sundown(USA), won the La Puente Stakes in his U.S. debut impressively demonstrating his excellent turn of foot, on April 19th 2014.

I wonder how many fans realized that this French import was a grandson of great Sunday Silence. 8-)

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Flamboyant: #3 horse

Flamboyant(FR) became the first stakes winner for his sire Peer Gynt(JPN).
French-based stallion Peer Gynt(JPN), 2002H. Sunday Silence(USA) x Twinkle Bride(JPN) by Lyphard(USA), is now standing at Haras de la Haie Neuve, France.

to full story (Santa Anita Park press-release):
''FRENCH INVADOR FLAMBOYANT FLIES LATE TO WIN $75,000 LA PUENTE STAKES UNDER NAKATANI; GALLAGHER TRAINEE UP TO WIN GOING 1 1/8 MILES ON TURF BY A NECK''
http://www.santaanita.com/press/pressre ... akes-under

Peer Gynt(JPN)
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at Haras de la Haie Neuve, France
tachyon
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Wed Apr 23, 2014 11:25 am

-- from bloodhorse (April 22)

Easy Goer vs Sunday Silence

Sunday Silence and Easy Goer battled through the Triple Crown 25 years ago.

video : Arthur Hancock shares the story of Sunday Silence
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mf8LGjIS68k

http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/ ... ay-silence
tachyon
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Fri Apr 25, 2014 7:46 pm

-- from France-sire.com

Flamboyant(FR) : First BT winner for Peer Gynt(JPN)

with replay of La Puente Stakes (listed) won by Flamboyant(FR)

http://www.france-sire.com/actu_cheval- ... k_type.php



Also, Army Bulletin(IRE), 2011C. Invincible Sprit(IRE) x Alessandria(GB) by Sunday Silence(USA), won Prix de Suresnes (listed) 1800m turf at Maison Laffitte on April 22nd.
The 3yo colt is a 1/2 to G2 winner & Prix du Jockey Club runner-up Saint Baudolino(IRE).

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Army Bulletin: #4 (photo Paris-turf)

replay of Prix de Suresnes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjRIi-zvUN4
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Fri Apr 25, 2014 8:15 pm

tachyon wrote:-- from bloodhorse (April 22)

Easy Goer vs Sunday Silence

Sunday Silence and Easy Goer battled through the Triple Crown 25 years ago.

video : Arthur Hancock shares the story of Sunday Silence
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mf8LGjIS68k

http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/ ... ay-silence
Darn - I'm not seeing the interview with Shug - wonder what happened to it?
tachyon
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Fri Apr 25, 2014 9:11 pm

Lakeway wrote:
tachyon wrote:-- from bloodhorse (April 22)

Easy Goer vs Sunday Silence

Sunday Silence and Easy Goer battled through the Triple Crown 25 years ago.

video : Arthur Hancock shares the story of Sunday Silence
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mf8LGjIS68k

http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/ ... ay-silence
Darn - I'm not seeing the interview with Shug - wonder what happened to it?
I would think that this is a GREAT video, too!! :D

Shug Mcgaughey on Easy Goer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1YeEs7RcBg
Lakeway
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Fri Apr 25, 2014 10:33 pm

tachyon wrote:
Lakeway wrote:
tachyon wrote:-- from bloodhorse (April 22)

Easy Goer vs Sunday Silence

Sunday Silence and Easy Goer battled through the Triple Crown 25 years ago.

video : Arthur Hancock shares the story of Sunday Silence
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mf8LGjIS68k

http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/ ... ay-silence
Darn - I'm not seeing the interview with Shug - wonder what happened to it?
I would think that this is a GREAT video, too!! :D

Shug Mcgaughey on Easy Goer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1YeEs7RcBg
Thanks so much Tachyon - both great horses...
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Sat Apr 26, 2014 2:11 am

WAHOO!!

Japanese mare Hana's Goal(JPN), 2009M. Orewa Matteruze(JPN) x Shanghai Jell(JPN) by Shanghai(USA), win the G1 All Aged Stakes 1400m turf in Australia, coming from last down the outside!!

Look at her turn of foot!
Yes, she is a granddaughter of Sunday Silence(USA)!!
WOW!
I'm so happy for her and her owner Michael Tabart. :D

-- replay
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgcj4I2E ... e=youtu.be
tachyon
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Sat Apr 26, 2014 7:19 pm

I would like to believe that Hana's Goal (JPN) made all Sunday Silence fans proud.
That was really a fabulous win.
And she definitely deserved it!! :D
This filly could have been the Oka Sho winner in 2012 if she had not been injured after her Tulip Sho win.
So it seems that she's finally returned to her true self here. :D
She made her sire Orewa Matteruze(JPN) the 25th son of Sunday Silnece to sire a G1 winner worldwide.
It was very sad that Orewa Metteruze, winner of the 2006 G1 Takamatsunomiya Kinen, passed away last year at the age of 13.

Hana's Goal
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0001104899/

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Hana's Goal winning the G1 Schweppes All Age Stakes at Royal Randwick, ridden by Nash Rawiller and trained by Kazuhiro Kato. (photo courtesy of Australian Turf Club)
tachyon
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Mon Apr 28, 2014 9:59 pm

Good news for Sunday Silence that continues.
This time from Brazil!!

Jaspion Silent(BRZ), 2010C. Silent Name(JPN) x Xiririca Da Serra(BRZ) by Know Heights(IRE), scored his first G1 victory in the Grande Premio Sa Paulo 2400m turf at Cidade Jardim on April 27th.
That was a long awaited G1 success for Jaspion Silent who had won a G3 and runnered-up a G1.
And the Canada-based Silent Name(JPN) became Sunday Silnece's 26th son to sire a G1 winner worldwide!

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-- replay of the G1 Grande Premio Sa Paulo
http://tvuol.uol.com.br/video/jaspion-s ... 64C4815326
or
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-WUqMbm02I
1st. #10 Jaspion Silent(BRZ) C4 (Silent Name)
2nd. #13 Arroz Branco(BRZ) C4 (Elusive Quality)
3rd. #6 Catch a Flight(ARG) C4 (Giant's Causeway)



Silent Name(JPN)
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standing at : http://adenastallions.com/stallions/Silent_Name/
tachyon
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Tue Apr 29, 2014 11:19 am

Starine wrote: Hooray for Bullet Liner. :D
He won again in Mizusawa (NAR, Japan) 3R 1300m dirt on April 27th, 2014. :D
His race record is now 116-15-9-14.

Bullet Liner(JPN): 2002H. Sunday Silence(USA) x Countess Steffi(CAN) by Geiger Counter(USA),
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0000742700/
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Mon May 05, 2014 10:34 am

Fenomeno(JPN), 2009H. Stay Gold(JPN) x De Laroche(IRE) by Danehill(USA), won the G1 Tenno Sho Spring 3200m turf at Kyoto on May 4th, becoming the third horse in history to win this event for two consecutive years. This race was his second start off his leg injury. 14-7-2-0.
All of top 13 finishers were grandsons of Sunday Silence and it looks like Stay Gold is always a strong influence for the stamina.

Fenomeno(JPN)
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0001110458/

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-- replay of the Tenno Sho Spring(G1) (English)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Si5b5X6zGdM
1st 7 Fenomeno(JPN)(Stay Gold x De Laroche by Danehill) H5 58 03:15.1
2nd 12 Win Variation(JPN)(Heart's Cry x Super Ballerina by Storm Bird)
H6 58 03:15.1
3rd 6 Hokko Brave(JPN)(Marvelous Sunday x Hokko Memory by Dancing Brave)
H6 58 03:15.1
4th 14 Kizuna(JPN) C4 58 03:15.2
5th 9 Tanino Epaulette(JPN) H7 58 03:15.4
6th 10 Fame Game(JPN) C4 58 03:15.5
7th 8 Gold Ship(JPN) H5 58 03:15.6
8th 3 Satono Noblesse(JPN) C4 58 03:15.6
9th 11 Last Impact(JPN) C4 58 03:15.7
10th 4 Silent Melody(JPN) H7 58 03:16.1
11th 2 Admire Flight(JPN) H5 58 03:16.1
12th 13 Ocean Blue(JPN) H6 58 03:16.2
13th 15 Admire Rakti(JPN) H6 58 03:16.2
14th 5 Red Cadeaux(GB) G8 58 03:16.2
15th 17 Hit the Target(JPN) H6 58 03:16.6
16th 16 Jaguar Mail(JPN) H10 58 03:17.0
17th 18 Desperado(JPN) H6 58 03:17.3
18th 1 Asuka Kurichan(JPN) H7 58 03:18.8


Stay Gold(JPN)
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now standing at Breeders Stallion Station
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Fri May 09, 2014 7:28 pm

-- from racingpost

''Sunday Silence stallions dominate world rankings''
http://bloodstock.racingpost.com/news/b ... 53450/top/

Five of top 30 horses are sired by Sunday Silence stallions. 8-)

-- The LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings
for 3yos and upwards which raced between 1st January and 4th May 2014

Rank -- Horse -- Sire -- Rating
1. Just a Way(JPN) -- Heart's Cry(JPN) -- 130
14. Kizuna(JPN) -- Deep Impact(JPN) -- 121
16. Gold Ship(JPN) -- Stay Gold(JPN) -- 120
19. Gentildonna(JPN) -- Deep Impact(JPN) -- 119
27. Fenomeno(JPN) -- Stay Gold(JPN) -- 118

http://www.ifhaonline.org/resources/201 ... _LWBRR.asp

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Just a Way winning the Dubai Duty Free in a new course record
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Sun May 11, 2014 5:27 am

Mikki Isle(JPN), 2011C. Deep Impact(JPN) x Star Isle(IRE) by Rock of Gibraltar(IRE), wins the NHK Mile Cup(G1) 1600m turf for 3yo at Tokyo on May 11th 2014, extending his win streak to 5 races.
It's rare to see wire-to-wire winners in 1600m G1s at Tokyo course with long final straight.
Mikki Isle's race record is now 6-5-1-0. His third dam is Stella Madrid(USA).
Will we see the 3yo son of Deep Impact in the Yasuda Kinen next?

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-- Mikki Isle(JPN) (from JBIS)
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0001141719/

-- replay
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TM4J7vT3Mto
1st 10 Mikki Isle(JPN)(Deep Impact x Star Isle, by Rock of Gibraltar) C3 57 01:33.2
2nd 2 Tagano Burg(JPN)(Johannesburg x Special Dinner, by Special Week)
C3 57 01:33.2 NK
3rd 1 Kings of the Sun(JPN)(Chichicastenango x Stinger, by Sunday Silence)
C3 57 01:33.2 NS
4th 4 Rosa Gigantea(JPN) C3 57 01:33.3 NK
5th 7 Horai Akiko(JPN) F3 55 01:33.3 NS
6th 5 Shonan Achieve(JPN) C3 57 01:33.3 NK
7th 3 Dantsu Cancer(JPN) F3 55 01:33.5 1
8th 9 Atom(JPN) C3 57 01:33.6 3/4
9th 8 Satono Lupin(JPN) C3 57 01:33.6 NK
10th 12 Shonan Wadachi(JPN) C3 57 01:33.7 NK
11th 14 Win Phoenix(JPN) C3 57 01:33.8 1/2
12th 6 Belle Lumiere(JPN) F3 55 01:34.0 1
13th 16 A Shin Bullseye(USA) C3 57 01:34.0 NK
14th 15 Admire Bijin(JPN) F3 55 01:34.1 1/2
15th 18 Peak Tram(JPN) C3 57 01:34.2 1/2
16th 17 Meiner Diavel(JPN) C3 57 01:34.3 1/2
17th 13 Arma Elnath(JPN) C3 57 01:34.5 1 1/4
18th 11 Karada Legend(JPN) C3 57 01:34.8 2
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Sun May 11, 2014 11:25 am

In France,

Karakontie(JPN), 2011C. Bernstein(USA) x Sun Is Up(JPN) by Sunday Silence(USA), wins the Poule d'Essai des Poulains (French 2000 Guineas) 1600m turf at Longchamp on May 11th 2014!!!! :D
His race record is now 6-4-1-1.
His third dam is Miesque.
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0001144167/pedigree/

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-- replay of the Poule d'Essai des Poulains (G1)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISOZwehj ... e=youtu.be
1er (#10) Karakontie(JPN) S. Pasquier
2e (#1) Prestige Vendôme(FR) T. Thulliez
3e (#8) Pornichet(FR) G. Benoist
4e (#4) Muwaary(GB) P. Hanagan
5e (#14) Galiway(GB) O. Peslier

-- interview with Stephane Pasquier on Karakontie
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-cCilDHPKc
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Sun May 11, 2014 1:16 pm

Karakontie has a beautiful pedigree -- the Storm Cat x Sunday Silence cross certainly seems to be a productive one. And of course I always have had a soft spot for the descendants of Miesque.

Prestige Vendome also ran very well in defeat. Orpen over Dr. Fong is an intriguing cross to me.
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Thu May 15, 2014 11:15 am

Divine Light(JPN), the sire of Cartier champion filly Natagora(FR), has died May 12 at stud in Turkey. :(

http://www.racingpost.com/news/horse-ra ... t7DaysNews

RIP Divine Light.
He was not seen a top-flight son of Sunday Silence while he was racing in Japan. He was not even a graded winner.
But his achievement at stud must be highly evaluated especially by Sunday Silence fans.

Divine Light(JPN) 1995H. Sunday Silence(USA) x Meld Sport(JPN) by Northern Taste(CAN)
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0000298477/

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Divine Light as he was standing at Haras de Lonray, France, between 2004 and 2007.
In his first season in France in 2007, he only covered eight mares including Reinamixa(FR), dam of champion Natagora(FR)(2005M).

-- video of Divine Light
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Yc5st53UBE
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Sun May 18, 2014 9:27 am

Verxina(JPN), 2009M. Deep Impact(JPN) x Halwa Sweet(JPN) by Machiavellian(USA), became the first horse to record back-to-back victories in the G1 Victoria Mile 4&up F&M 1600m turf at Tokyo on May 18th.
The mare had failed to hit the board since winning this event last year, but bounced back nicely to pull off an upset wire-to-wire off odds 27 to 1.
18-5-5-1.
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0001107937/

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-- replay (english call)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZ4sfrSw3PE
1st 14 Verxina(JPN)(Deep Impact x Halwa Sweet by Machiavellian) M5 55 01:32.3
2nd 4 Meisho Mambo(JPN)(Suzuka Mambo x Meisho Momoka by Grass Wonder) F4 55 01:32.4 1/2
3rd 1 Straight Girl(JPN)(Fuji Kiseki x Never Period by Taiki Shuttle) M5 55 01:32.4 HD
4th 9 Whale Capture(JPN) M6 55 01:32.4 NK
5th 10 Quatre Feuilles(JPN) M5 55 01:32.4 NS
6th 13 Keiai Elegant(JPN) M5 55 01:32.6 1 1/2
7th 3 Denim and Ruby(JPN) F4 55 01:32.7 NK
8th 8 Smart Layer(JPN) F4 55 01:32.7 NK
9th 12 Golden Number(JPN) M5 55 01:32.8 1/2
10th 15 Excellente Cave(JPN) M5 55 01:32.9 NK
11th 16 Robe Tissage(JPN) F4 55 01:32.9 NK
12th 11 Ever Blossom(JPN) F4 55 01:33.1 1
13th 17 Hula Bride(JPN) M5 55 01:33.1 NS
14th 2 Kurofune Surprise(JPN) F4 55 01:33.1 NS
15th 6 Lachesis(JPN) F4 55 01:33.1 NS
16th 18 Uliuli(JPN) F4 55 01:33.2 1/2
17th 7 Lei Carla(JPN) M5 55 01:33.3 3/4
18th 5 Princess Memory(JPN) M7 55 01:33.8 3
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Sun May 25, 2014 3:59 am

Heart's Cry(JPN) gets his first Classic winner, as Nuovo Record(JPN) 2011F. o/o Omega Spirit(JPN) by Spinning World(USA) captures the G1 Yushun Himba (Japanese Oaks) 2400m turf at Tokyo on My 25th beating hot favorite Harp Star.
It looks like a big year for Heart's Cry(JPN) who also sired the world's highest-rated Just a Way(JPN).
He has not been given the best group of mares but he may improve his mares!!

-- replay
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZyvNAxqhVU (Japanese call)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uYQxIRTc-I (English call)
1st 9 Nuovo Record(JPN)(Heart's Cry x Omega Spirit by Spinning World) F3 55 02:25.8
2nd 10 Harp Star(JPN)(Deep Impact x Historic Star by Falbrav) F3 55 02:25.8 NK
3rd 5 Bounce Shasse(JPN)(Zenno Rob Roy x Rich Dancer by Halling) F3 55 02:25.9 NK
4th 13 Nishino Akatsuki(JPN) F3 55 02:26.0 3/4
5th 14 Blanc Neige(JPN) F3 55 02:26.4 2 1/2
6th 11 Marble Cathedral(JPN) F3 55 02:26.7 1 3/4
7th 8 Sang Real(JPN) F3 55 02:26.7 NK
8th 3 Meine Auram(JPN) F3 55 02:26.9 1
9th 12 Meine Greville(JPN) F3 55 02:26.9 NS
10th 1 Bella Regina(JPN) F3 55 02:27.0 1/2
11th 17 Forevermore(JPN) F3 55 02:27.2 1 1/2
12th 16 Xmas(JPN) F3 55 02:27.4 1 1/4
13th 15 Magic Time(JPN) F3 55 02:27.6 1 1/2
14th 7 Shiny Girl(JPN) F3 55 02:27.6 HD
15th 2 Dilga(USA) F3 55 02:27.9 2
16th 6 Pacific Gal(JPN) F3 55 02:28.4 3
17th 4 Peisha Felice(JPN) F3 55 02:29.0 3 1/2
18th 18 Eliza Best(JPN) F3 55 02:31.6 DS

Nuovo Record(JPN) (from JBIS)
6-3-1-1.
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0001138078/

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