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Uchibo Stakes �V Form Comments

30/09/2016

1800m - Dirt

Centurion

Won Korean Racing Authority Hai at the same course and distance in March, however disappointing in the following G3 Antares Stakes (1800m, dirt) in April.  He is back to an upper-class race this time.  He is a closer and heavy track will be preferred. 

Coreles King

Winless since last May, however, in an upper-class stakes race in July, he finished just nose behind the winner Riccardo, and that is respectable although he placed sixth in the following Open Class race, BSN Sho (1800m, dirt) in August.  Hold-up runner.  Handles any track.

Cosmo Kaupili

Already had 10 starts this season. He placed fourth in a middle class race in July and won a middle-class stakes race (1700m, dirt) at Sapporo in July.  No ground issue.  Settles at midfield or better.

Crown Shine

Has already won Shimousa Stakes, the same class of Uchibo Stakes at same distance and same course.  Out of form last two outings but back to 1800m dirt would be a good factor.  No track worries.  Hold up runner.

Cry Smile

Unplaced only four times in 11 career starts, finished second in the 2014 G3 Leopard Stakes (1800m, dirt).  In 2016, he placed second in an upper-class stakes race (1800m, dirt) in January and came off a 10th-place in another upper-class stakes race (1600m, dirt) in February latest.  Tactical versatility and no ground issue.

Earth Connecter

Second in the 2013 G3 Hokkaido Nisai Yushun (1800m, dirt), has come into his own since last October with two wins, three seconds and two thirds in nine recent starts.  He made all in a 1800m dirt middle-class stakes race on 10 September.  Likely the pacesetter.  No track worries.

Good Meister

26 out of 32 starts at 1800m dirt and has three wins, seven seconds and three thirds over the distance.  Winless since last May.  Races in rear.  No ground issue.

Introduction

Debuted on turf in August 2013, the mare changed from turf to dirt last December when she finished second at the same course and distance in an upper-class stakes race.  Finished fourth in Adatara Stakes (1700m, dirt) in July latest.  Hold-up runner.

Kalakupua

Won for the first time in nine starts in a maiden (1800m, dirt) contest in February and remained undefeated in three starts when winning a middle-class stakes races (1700m, dirt) in July latest.  Settles midfield. 

London Town

Another three-year-old runner in the field, showed brilliant turn of foot to widen the margin to five lengths in his last outing in a middle-class stakes race on 4 September.  He is in good form.  Settles in rear position and seems to travel well on any surface.

Mieno Wonder

Has experienced a lean season, so the connections decided to send him to dirt for the first time in Uchibo Stakes.  Raced from 1800m to 2400m on turf, but everything is new to him this time.  The report from Miho Training Centre, he is in good form but they cannot say how much the new surface will suit.

Power Pocket

Won an upper-class stakes race with third straight win last November. Showed poor form in subsequent two outings and was back to an upper-class stakes race in July.  However he finished disappointing 13th.  He is good enough to win a race of this class.  Races prominently or closed to the lead.  Any track is acceptable.

Snow Monkey

Third in Shirakawago Stakes, the same class as Uchibo Stakes, at same distance in July.  The 1st and 2nd placed runners in Shirakawago Stakes also finished 1st and 2nd in the following Open Class race BSN Sho, so Snow Monkey should be one of the leading hopes.  Hold up runner.  No issue with the track condition. 

Suzuka River

Having had poor early season form, the four-year-old won two races in a row and claimed a middle-class stakes race (1700m, dirt) in June.  He finished disappointing 15th in an upper-class stakes race (1700m, dirt) in August latest.  Usually sits handy or sets the pace. 

Tosho Gift

Already had nine starts this season and has been winless since January 2014.  Hold-up runner.  Handles any track condition.

Watson Crick

With two wins in a row in the last two outings, the four-year-old has refreshed back from a three-month layoff.  He is likely to need more distance than 1800m, and a stamina-testing race should suit him.  Handles all going and hold up runner.

 

 

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