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Unable to hold condition after a long journey from Osaka to Nakayama when he finished last of 18 in the Satsuki Sho on 16 April. Defeated Satono Arthur to take a surprise win in the G3 Kisaragi Sho (1800m) in February two starts ago. Races close to pace. No track worries.

Tokyo Yushun (Japanese Derby) �V Form Comments

25/05/2017

Grade 1 - 2400m �V Turf

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1

Danburite

Consistent type, placing at all 3 starts this year. Showed powerful acceleration when 1L 3rd to Al Ain in the G1 Satsuki Sho latest on 16 April. Distance no concern. Usually sits handy or midpack. No track worries.

2

America��s Cup

3

My Style

Half-length 2nd to Cadenas in the G2 Yayoi Sho (2000m) in March. Stayed midpack and never a factor when 16th last time in the G1 Satsuki Sho (2000m) on 16 April. Should handle the step up to 2400m. Can lead or race handy. Relishes a rain-affected course.

4

Suave Richard

Started twice at Tokyo for a win and a second, taking the G3 Kyodo News Service Hai (1800m) at the track in February. Closed off well to finish 6th in the G1 Satsuki Sho latest on 16 April. The left-handed course should suit him. Usually sits handy or midpack. No track worries.

5

Clincher

Winner of the Sumire Stakes (2200m) at Hanshin in February. Drawn wide and raced close to the speed last time in the Satsuki Sho, fighting on well to finish 4th behind Al Ain. Can lead or sit handy. Relishes fast going.

6

Satono Arthur

Finished 2nd in both starts at G3 level this year, including latest when 0.5L 2nd to Al Ain in the Mainichi Hai (1800m) on 25 March, clocking 33.3s for the last 600m. Saved for a late run. No track worries.

7

Al Ain

Won 4 of his 5 starts, including last time out when he took on a strong field that featured 11 graded stakes winners to win the G1 Satsuki Sho (2000m) on 16 April. Races handy. No track worries.

8

Trust

Former regional galloper. Joined JRA circuit after taking the G3 Sapporo Nisai Stakes (1800m) last September. Unplaced in 6 JRA starts since, including latest when 8th in the G1 NHK Mile Cup at Tokyo on 7 May. Can lead or sit handy. Prefers soft.

9

Meiner Sphene

2nd in the G2 Hopeful Stakes (2000m) in December and 3rd in the G3 Keisei Hai (2000m) in January. Spelled for 3 months since. Raced too keenly and faded late when 9th in the G2 Aoba Sho (2400m) latest on 29 April. Hold-up runner. Tested only on fast going.

10

Best Approach

Yet to win at graded level but he quickened well to finish 2.5L 2nd to Admirable in the G2 Aoba Sho (2400m) latest on 29 April. Best when restrained to beyond midfield or the rear. Tested only on fast going.

11

Persian Knight

Finished in the money in all six starts. Stormed home but just failed to catch the winner last time when neck 2nd behind Al Ain in the G1 Satsuki Sho (2000m) on 16 April. Has no issue with left-handed courses. Usually sits midfield or just beyond. No track worries.

12

Rey de Oro

Undefeated in three starts as a 2yo, including the G2 Hopeful Stakes (2000m) in December. Made his seasonal debut in the G1 Satsuki Sho on 16 April, showing decent acceleration to finish 5th. The long straight at Tokyo should suit him. Saved late for a run. No track worries.

13

Cadenas

Impressive winner of G2 Yayoi Sho (2000m) in March, but he failed to accelerate when 9th in the Satsuki Sho last time. Takes hold.

14

Jo Strictly

Raced only over 1400m and 1600m. Best performance two starts ago when he pulled off a 50/1 shock in the G2 New Zealand Trophy (1600m) at Nakayama on 8 April. Settled at the rear last start but ran a disappointing 12th in the G1 NHK Mile Cup. Stretch out to this distance will be a concern. Can handle give.

15

Daiwa Cagney

Won 3 of his 4 starts, all at Tokyo, including last start when he showed impressive acceleration for a 2.5L win in the Listed Principal Stakes (2000m) on 6 May. Settles close to the speed. Tested only on a fast track.

16

Kyohei

Won his first start of the season in the G3 Shinzan Kinen (1600m) in January before finishing 7th in the G3 Arlington Cup the following month. Spelled for two months since. Jumped awkwardly and raced too keenly when 14th in the G1 NHK Mile Cup last start on 7 May. Backmarker. Relishes a soft track.

17

Win Bright

Took his first graded win in the G2 Spring Stakes (1800m) at Nakayama in March. Ran 8th in the G1 Satsuki Sho (2000m) at his latest start on 16 April when he travelled wide throughout. Stretched out very well and looked in good form in his final gallop. Usually sits midfield or behind midfield. No track worries.

18

Admirable

Seeking his fourth consecutive win here after winning his last three, the latest being the G2 Aoba Sho by 2.5L over the course and distance on 29 April. Hold-up runner. Handles give.

 

 

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