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2000m – Turf

Balada Girl 

Huge filly by Heart’s Cry shows above average speed in morning work. Heart’s Cry progeny have 1 win, 2 thirds in 27 starts over Nakayama 2000m.

Black Held 

Breezed over 1000m on 21 December in time of 70.7 seconds.  Sired by Black Tide whose progeny have 1 second and 1 third in 14 starts over Nakayama 2000m.

Caper Story

English-bred colt getting high marks in morning work. Dam has 3 wins of G3 races, 2 seconds in G1 competition. Sire Dubawi is winner of 3 G1s in 1400-1600m range. Trainer Kazuo Fujisawa currently ranks second among JRA trainers with 48 wins for year.

Daiwa Etoile 

Daughter of 4-time G1/JPN G1 winner Daiwa Scarlet, also won in this race meeting when taking the G1 Arima Kinen (2500m) in 2008. Trainer Yuichi Shikato has outstanding record over Nakayama 2000m, with 4 wins, 2 seconds and 3 thirds in 20 starts. 

Dance Around 

Half-sister Dance Amiga doing well in 1400-1600m range, but 2000m may be long for this colt. His sire, the 2010 Arc winner Workforce, ran 2nd in 2011 G1 Coral-Eclipse at Sandown over 2000m and won the G3 Brigadier Gerard Stakes at same distance.

Dea Regalo 

Manhattan Cafe filly out of American-bred Souvenir Gift has shown above average speed in morning work. Breezed over 800m on 22 December in time of 52.4 seconds. Half-brother Beste Geschenk and half-sister Supreme Gift were successful at distances up to a mile. But this filly looks to take more after sire, a champion stayer.


Harbinger colt earning high marks in morning work. Trainer Takahisa Tezuka has 1 win, 1 second and 2 thirds from 12 starts over Nakayama 2000m. Harbinger progeny have 2 wins, 5 seconds, 3 thirds from 50 starts over this distance.


Deep Impact colt out of American-bred Franny Freud (winner of 1200m G1 Prioress Stakes over dirt). He worked in tandem on 14 December and was a bit nervous but ran well. Deep Impact progeny have 13 wins, 6 seconds and 2 thirds from 54 starts over Nakayama 2000m.

Herakles Bio 

King’s Best colt shows above average speed in morning work. Trainer Masashi Okuhira has 2 wins from 8 starts over Nakayama 2000m.


Moves well in morning work. Sire Manhattan Cafe ran third in debut over 2000m. Trainer Hiroyuki Uehara has decent record over Nakayama 2000m, with 3 wins, 3 seconds and 2 thirds in 22 starts.

Jocund Joe 

Breezed over 1200m on woodchips with time of 86.4 seconds on 21 December. His sire Agnes Digital notched two G1 wins over 2000m, including the Hong Kong Cup at Sha Tin in 2001, also ran 2nd in the G1 QEII Cup in 2002.

Neung Juliet 

Filly by Lohengrin who excelled at distances of 1800-2200 metres early in career. Trainer Hidekatsu Shimizu has 1 win, 1 third from 6 starts over Nakayama 2000m.


Colt by Japanese Derby winner Deep Brillante who had six races in top spots over 1800-2400m, including two at Nakayama. Showing above average speed in morning work. Trainer Yoshitada Munakata has one win, two seconds from 13 starts over Nakayama 2000m.


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