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STar Fily Fails In Japan's 2000 Guineas

Deep Impact filly Fan Dii Na failed in her attempt to beat the colts and become the first of her sex to win the Satsuki Sho (Japanese 2000 Guineas) in almost 70 years on Sunday.

STar Fily Fails In Japan's 2000 Guineas

Deep Impact filly Fan Dii Na failed in her attempt to beat the colts and become the first of her sex to win the Satsuki Sho (Japanese 2000 Guineas) in almost 70 years on Sunday.

The previously unbeaten Fan Dii Na was attempting to become the first filly to win the first leg of Japan’s Triple Crown since Hide Hikari in 1948.

Sent off as the favorite, she was unable to maintain the lead exiting the turn for home.


The winner Al Ain Horseform prevailed by a neck over Persian Knight in the 2000m G1 feature at Nakayama.

Al Ain raced just off the pace next to Fan Dii Na in fourth and fifth place throughout, and began his move after the filly geared up at the top of the final turn.

While she went four wide to find the lead, the son of Deep Impact shadowed her and was able to move past as she faded to finish seventh in the field of 18.

Trained by Yasutoshi Ikee for Sunday Racing Co., Al Ain has only one loss from five starts.

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R11 NAKAYAMA 16 April 2017
SATSUKI SHO(JAPANESE 2000 GUINEAS) 3 , 2000m
FP
 
Horse
Age & Sex
Trainer
Jockey
WT
SP
 
1st  
11. AL AIN (JPN)
3yo Colt
Y IKEE
KOHEI MATSUYAMA
57.0
$23.40
 
DEEP IMPACT (JPN) - DUBAI MAJESTY (USA)
Sunday Racing Co. Ltd.
2nd  
7. PERSIAN KNIGHT (JPN)
3yo Colt
Y IKEE
M DEMURO
57.0
$9.10
 
HARBINGER (GB) - ORIENT CHARM (JPN)
G1 Racing Co. Ltd.
3rd  
10. DANBURITE (JPN)
3yo Colt
H OTONASHI
YUTAKA TAKE
57.0
$57.10
 
RULERSHIP (JPN) - TANZANITE (JPN)
 Sunday Racing Co. Ltd.
4th  16. CLINCHER (JPN)
3yo Colt
H MIYAMOTO
Y FUJIOKA
57.0
$77.70
5th  5. REY DE ORO (JPN)
3yo Colt
K FUJISAWA
C P LEMAIRE
57.0
$11.40
6th  2. SUAVE RICHARD (JPN)
3yo Colt
Y SHONO
H SHII
57.0
$8.00
7th  8. FAN DII NA (JPN)
3yo Filly
TOMOKAZU TAKANO
Y IWATA
55.0
$3.40
8th  17. WIN BRIGHT (JPN)
3yo Colt
Y HATAKEYAMA
MASAMI MATSUOKA
57.0
$15.70
9th  4. CADENAS (JPN)
3yo Colt
K NAKATAKE
Y FUKUNAGA
57.0
$8.20
10th  9. PLATINA VOICE (JPN)
3yo Colt
I SAMESHIMA
R WADA
57.0
$42.70
11th  13. SATONO ARES (JPN)
3yo Colt
K FUJISAWA
K TOSAKI
57.0
$20.80
12th  6. OUTLIERS (JPN)
3yo Colt
S KOJIMA
HIRONOBU TANABE
57.0
$17.50
13th  18. TRUST (JPN)
3yo Colt
H NAKAMURA
DAICHI SHIBATA
57.0
$154.60
14th  3. KOMANO IMPULSE (JPN)
3yo Colt
M KIKUKAWA
T EDA
57.0
$128.30
15th  14. KING'S RUSH (JPN)
3yo Colt
T KUBOTA
Y SHIBATA
57.0
$225.40
16th  1. MY STYLE (JPN)
3yo Colt
M KON
N YOKOYAMA
57.0
$80.00
17th  15. ADAM BAROWS (JPN)
3yo Colt
KOICHI TSUNODA
K IKEZOE
57.0
$44.70
18th  12. AMERICA'S CUP (JPN)
3yo Colt
H OTONASHI
FUMA MATSUWAKA
57.0
$85.10


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