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peeptoad
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Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:13 am

Thanks for the info, tachyon... unfortunately I do not think she will get firm turf today. Hopefully she still runs her race.
tachyon
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Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:55 am

peeptoad wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:13 am
Thanks for the info, tachyon... unfortunately I do not think she will get firm turf today. Hopefully she still runs her race.
Ugh..

Aerolithe raced on the soft or yielding turf only once.
She flopped to 7th place in the G1 Shuka Sho at Kyoto in 2017 when she was sent off the top choice of the public.
Still.... Kyoto is a right-handed course.
We will find out today which factor she really dislikes --- the wet or the clockwise.

https://www.jbis.jp/horse/0001192790/record/
lurkey mclurker
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Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:19 pm

Poor girl, to ship all that way so well only to have a surface she did not like at all. Throw the Pegasus out, I guess. Hopefully she didn't hurt herself trying to handle the surface.
tachyon
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Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:59 am

''What's next'' for the 2018 Champions:

HOTY & 3yo filly - Almond Eye (Lord Kanaloa) --> Dubai Turf(G1) (Mar 30)
2yo colt - Admire Mars (Daiwa Major) --> Kyodo Tsushin Hai(G3) (Feb 10)
2yo filly - Danon Fantasy (Deep Impact) --> Tulip Shp(G2) (Mar 2)
3yo colt - Blast Onepiece (Harbinger) --> Osaka Hai(G1) (Mar 31)
Older male - Rey de Oro (King Kamehameha) --> Dubai Sheema Classic(G1) (Mar 30)
Older female - Lys Gracieux (Heart's Cry)--> Kinko Sho(G2) (Mar 10)
Dirt horse - Le Vent Se Leve (Symboli Kris S) --> unknown
Steeplechase - Oju Chosan (Stay Gold --> Hanshin Spring Jump(J-G2) (Mar 9)

and
Saturnalia (Lord Kanaloa x Cesario), who is believed to be the serious TC challenger this year, will train up to the G1 Satsuki Sho (Japanese 2000 Guineas).
tachyon
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Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:14 am

February Stakes, the first G1 race of the year, will be held at Tokyo 1600m dirt on Sunday.
This is definitely an exciting field even if Le Vent Se Leve is absent.
Will Inti(JPN) live upto the expectations to become his sire's first G1 winner?


TOKYO 11R
THE FEBRUARY STAKES(G1)

February 17, 2019, 1600m, Dirt, Post time 15:40
INT DSN, Special Weight, 4-Year-Olds & Up, Open Class, Value of race: 194,440,000 Yen

1 Queen's Saturn(JPN) H6 57 Pyro Hirofumi Shii
2 Yuranoto(JPN) H5 57 King Kamehameha Yuichi Fukunaga
3 Gold Dream(JPN) H6 57 Gold Allure Christophe Lemaire
4 Meisho Utage(JPN) H8 57 Precise End Hiroshi Kitamura
5 Success Energy(JPN) H5 57 Kinshasa no Kiseki Kohei Matsuyama
6 Inti(JPN) H5 57 Came Home Yutaka Take
7 Sunrise Nova(JPN) H5 57 Gold Allure Keita Tosaki
8 Moanin(USA) H7 57 Henny Hughes Ryuji Wada
9 Wonder Lider(JPN) H6 57 Statue of Liberty Daichi Shibata
10 Sunrise Soar(JPN) H5 57 Symboli Kris S Hironobu Tanabe
11 Copano Kicking(USA) G4 57 Spring At Last Nanako Fujita
12 Nobo Baccara(JPN) H7 57 Admire Aura Filip Minarik
13 Nonkono Yume(JPN) G7 57 Twining Hiroyuki Uchida
14 Omega Perfume(JPN) C4 57 Swept Overboard Mirco Demuro


-- preview
http://japanracing.jp/_news2019/190212-02.html

-- comments from runners' connections
http://japanracing.jp/_news2019/190215-03.html

-- barrier draw
http://japanracing.jp/_news2019/190215.html

-- umanity form
https://umanity.jp/en/racedata/race_8.p ... 1705010811

Inti(JPN) (Came Home)
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lurkey mclurker
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Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:25 pm

I like Inti a lot, and there's Gold Dream in there too, and Omega Perfume and Moanin, but...

I have to root for Nanako & Copano Kicking. I will have everything crossed wishing them the best racing luck!! :mrgreen:
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Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:49 pm

I like Inti. But I'm giving the nod to Copano Kicking. You could make a strong case for several of them here.
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Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:26 am

I'm intrigued by Copano Kicking's pedigree.

copano kicking.PNG

Copano Kicking is a US-bred.
His dam Celadon is a US-bred, too.
But his dam's sire Gold Halo(JPN), a son of Sunday Silence, never left Japan through his stud career.
So I can assume that his granddam Chalna(IRE) was exported to the US in foal to Gold Halo and gave birth to Celadon in the US.
I'm wondering how it came about, as it must have been very rare that a granddaughter of Sunday Silence produced foals in the US those days.
tachyon
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Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:19 am

Inti does it!!!

-- replay (English)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Eqsp5l9GDU
1st 6 Inti(JPN) (Came Home x Kitty by Northern Afleet) H5 57 01:35.6
2nd 3 Gold Dream(JPN) (Gold Allure x Mon Vert by French Deputy) H6 57 01:35.6 NK
3rd 2 Yuranoto(JPN) (King Kamehameha x Koiuta by Fuji Kiseki) H5 57 01:36.3 4
4th 8 Moanin(USA) H7 57 01:36.5 1 1/4
5th 11 Copano Kicking(USA) G4 57 01:36.6 1/2
6th 10 Sunrise Soar(JPN) H5 57 01:36.7 NK
7th 7 Sunrise Nova(JPN) H5 57 01:36.9 1 1/4
8th 5 Success Energy(JPN) H5 57 01:37.1 1
9th 9 Wonder Lider(JPN) H6 57 01:37.2 1/2
10th 14 Omega Perfume(JPN) C4 57 01:37.3 3/4
11th 1 Queen's Saturn(JPN) H6 57 01:37.4 3/4
12th 12 Nobo Baccara(JPN) H7 57 01:37.8 2
13th 13 Nonkono Yume(JPN) G7 57 01:37.9 1/2
14th 4 Meisho Utage(JPN) H8 57 01:37.9 NK


-- JRA review
''Inti Secures Seventh Consecutive Victory in February Stakes''
http://japanracing.jp/_news2019/pdf/190217.pdf
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Squeaky
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Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:40 pm

Any updates on Le Vent Se Leve”s recovery from a tendon injury? ? Thanks!
tachyon
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Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:22 am

Squeaky wrote:
Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:40 pm
Any updates on Le Vent Se Leve”s recovery from a tendon injury? ? Thanks!
I haven't had any fresh news about LVSL since.
But many fans here talk about a potential match-up between Inti and LVSL.
I hope that we will be able to see it soon!!!
And the runner-up Gold Dream, 2017 Dirt champion, is no slouch either.
tachyon
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Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:47 am

Inti came out of the race in fine order. :D

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.. and from TDN

''Came Home Sires February S. Victor''

http://www.thoroughbreddailynews.com/ca ... -s-victor/
Pedigree Notes…

In addition to Inti, Came Home, a three-time Grade I scorer Stateside, has sired Group 3 winners in Tagano Tonnerre (Jpn), Passion, and Sound Rihanna (Jpn) among his 16 black-type winners. The first foal out of the four-time winner Kitty, Inti is followed by the unraced 4-year-old colt Nyame (Jpn) (Sinister Minister). Third dam Haleakala (Ire) (Kris {GB}), a SW at Santa Anita, is a half-sister to MGISP Blue Burner (French Deputy).
Came Home(USA) (Gone West)
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now standing at JBBA Kyushu stud (covered 32 mares last year)

Inti's G1 success will give a huge boost to his sire.
I guess that Came Home will return to JBBA Shizunai stud (JBBA's main stud in Hokkaido) next season.
lurkey mclurker
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Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:53 am

Silk Racing has their own YouTube channel... :mrgreen:

Amongst the vids is one of Almond Eye from the first week of February when she's been "resting" at the farm. "Resting." :lol:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_w8Md9mcaPw
lurkey mclurker
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Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:11 pm

G @LongBallToNoOne Feb 18

Bonny mare VIVLOS was retired but she didn't like that idea and is back for a swansong G1 Dubai Turf appearance.
Won it in 2017, 2nd 2018, 2nd Beauty Genration HK Mike 2018 also #class
https://t.co/14CX1ZikHy

So that's both Vivlos & Almond Eye headed for the Turf at Dubai... 8-)
lurkey mclurker
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Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:14 pm

Also didn't really know where else to put this - fan art of an Almond Eye character for the anime series Uma Musume (Pretty Derby) - I hope we get another season! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

https://twitter.com/vococo1124/status/1 ... 0199337984
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tachyon
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Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:25 am

Oju Chosan(JPN)(Stay Gold) has returned to the hurdle in 11 months with authority winning the J-G2 Hanshin Spring Jump on March 9th 2019.
He will be pointed to either the G1 Tenno Sho Spring or J-G1 Nakayama Grand Jump next. :D

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-- replay
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nsNJruGK-M
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Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:49 pm

Jay Hovdey @JayHovdey
2h2 hours ago
Whoa, wait, what? From @DRFHersh in Dubai:
"Kunieda said Almond Eye might have just one more start this year before the Arc in early October, and he’s considering a European prep race for the filly."
Is this the campaign of a transcendent international superstar?
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Starine
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Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:26 pm

3 starts? Wow. That's sparse even by American standards.
BaroqueAgain1
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Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:15 pm

That's not including starts she may make after the Arc, like the Japan Cup.
lurkey mclurker
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Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:29 pm

And considering that she's just come back from a layoff. Dubai & the Arc are the big targets but she could race well into December again if she does well and stays healthy/sound. *fingers x*
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