Horse Racing
3yo and up 1 win (1200m Dirt) – Form Comments

27/09/2019 18:06

1200m – Dirt


1 win and 1 placing over the course and distance from 12 career starts.  Settles at midfield or further. His solid finishing speed depends on how the race runs.  Could be placed.

Apollo Cheetah

Won once and placed four times over 1200m and 1400m, from 8 career outings.  Typical sprinter.  Never missed placing at 1200m.  Can settle midfield but taking lead or sitting handily must be his best tactics.


Won once over the course and distance, a maiden in February, from 4 career outings so far.  But she finished below par in three subsequent starts due to the temperament issue.  Likely needs more time to mature.  Settles close to the speed. 


2 wins from 32 starts with only 4 starts on dirt.  Settles midfield or better. Her speed should cope with this class.   

Earth Vigorous

2 wins from 31 outings between 1000m and 1400m.  Both wins are at Nakayama and won in this class in January, 2018.  Hold-up runner with a closing speed.  Prefers firm track.

Gom Mari

Won once over 1400m from 14 career outings.  Ran 2nd in the same class at Nakayama in March. This will be her first race up from four-month layoff, but second race up should be fitter for her.  Hold-up runner.


Re-transferred to JRA after winning twice in the regional NAR circuit last November.  Finished below par in 7 starts since, but showed some improvement in two recent runs. Settles midfield or further.

Hocus Pocus

Won once over the course and distance, from 20 outings on both surfaces. Handles better on the right-handed course. Not a late burst type of horse, so the short stretch at Nakayama should suit him. Settles at midfield or better.

Iwane Kogoshiki

1 win at NAR (over 1400m) from 7 career starts. Solid 5th last out at the course and distance on 14 September.  Settles midfield. 

Narino Major

2 wins from 24 career starts, including one win and one second from 8 starts at the course and distance. Finished a smart 2nd in her first-up since March, on 14 September. Her speed should suit here. Very consistent runner.  Takes lead or sits handy.

Plot Ichibamboshi

1 win from 11 starts on dirt. Never placed in four starts at Nakayama. Settles in midfield. Often struggled to keep up with the pace. The suitability to the course is a question mark.

Sfida Green

3 wins in 16 career outings, all wins came from the regional NAR circuit.  But he finished below par in his 4 starts since re-transferred to JRA last September. Hold-up runner. 


2 wins in 33 outings on both surfaces.  Finished a fine 2nd at the course and distance on 7 September last out.  Consistent and tactically versatile.  Hold up runner.

Suzuno Fubuki

Won three at the regional NAR circuit, from 19 career starts. Raced three times at Nakayama, best when finished a smart 2nd last out on 16 September.  More suitable to muddy and sloppy track.  Settles close to the speed.