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Tokyo Yushun - The Japanese Derby   Australian and Asian Racing

Started Mar-7 by SameSteve G; 930 views.
SameSteve G

From: SameSteve G


Here is the first of an ongoing series from Asian Racing Report discussing this year's 18 top 3 year old prospects for the world's richest Derby, The Tokyo Yushun. This is a well-presented list.

I know there are a few Japanese racing fans here on the forum so I post this for them and perhaps some others might develop an interest in the great Japanese racing sport.  [p.s. - watch out for the Japanese horses in Dubai]


From: pianot


Nice list! Thanks for posting.

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SameSteve G

From: SameSteve G


It's my pleasure.

Next year, The California Chrome babies will be 3 and with all the Chromies here and in Japan, if one or two of his make next year's Tokyo Yushun, there will be a measurable increase in those stateside who will want to follow.

BTW, I saw Chrome in a stud show at Arrow Stud last month and he looked terrific.

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SameSteve G

From: SameSteve G


New Rankings for the May 28 Japanese Derby for any interested readers:

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SameSteve G

From: SameSteve G


New Rankings for the Tokyo Yushun.

Richest Derby in the world.

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SameSteve G

From: SameSteve G


We have a field of 19 colts prepped and primed for the next big Grade 1 from Japan, the highly anticipated Tokyo Yushun - The Japanese Derby.  Unlike the recently run Japanese Oaks which was another showcase for the extraordinary Liberty Island, the Derby is going to be more competitive, I would say.

Of course, Sol Oriens is getting a lot of respect but so are Skilfing, Tastiera and Phantom Thief.  Then, another 6 who could get it done.  So, half the field is live, let's say.  What might be of interest to some is that Dura Erede, who qualified for the Kentucky Derby at Meydan, immediately opted for this spot and is a rather tasty 17/1 in the projections.  Could be useful in exotic play.  Personally, I'm looking for a win bet and will put together some exactas for this one.

Here it is:

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SameSteve G

From: SameSteve G


Tomorrow night - The Big Race.

5 horse exacta box - Sol Oriens/Phantom Thief/Skilfing/Tastiera/Dura Erede

Dura Erede is now a tremendous overlay at a projected 27/1.

I must cover him win/place because if he wins and I don't have it...


From: smartyslew


 tremendousgrin!!!!!!!!!! Good Luck My friend !!! love it!!!

SameSteve G

From: SameSteve G


Down to 18 entries.  I have a shot.  LOL


From: Plus2lbs


#3 Ho O Biscuits...and gravy..for the exacta.

R5 #14 MA Volante..has the look. Speed & fade

R6 #14 Sayono Field 10/1..nice 2nd 

R7 #2 Meinet Poljot 26/1..out to 60/1..pocket paced..midpack

R8 #9 Elkai McEnroe 2/1.... the horses I picked...I couldn't hang on.....  Lost the nod...was wrapped up late..

I thought #3 ran the best race in the Derby..albeit in a losing effort.  

  • Edited May 28, 2023 8:13 am  by  Plus2lbs