Horse Racing
3yo and up 1 win (1800m Dirt) - Form Comments

27/09/2019 16:56

1800m – Dirt

Black Halo

Ran 1st, 4th and 2nd from 3 career starts. Won debut over Nakayama 1800m. Finished 2nd last out over Niigata 1800m in July. Excellent speed. Travels close to pace.

Bold Spartan

Won once over course and distance from 7 career starts. Running for the first time this year after spelled for 9 months. Best an 8th place finish in last 5 starts. Not promising.

Dead Ahead

Broke maiden last out in Fukushima 1700m in July on third start, first since being moved to dirt. Missed break but moved nicely up outside for strong win by 3 lengths. Early days but definitely worth a wager.


Three wins from 36 career starts but started only 4 times since moving back to JRA from the regional NAR circuit. Ran 4th in Nakayama 1800m on 8 September, before 9th last out on 15 September over the same conditions. Likely outclassed.

Hai Cheese

Won once and placed once, both from the regional NAR circuit, from 18 career starts. Has 5 previous starts over 1700m-1800m dirt with best a 7th-place finish in July. Travels from off pace. Not a contender.

Laurier Tesoro

One win and one third, both over Nakayama 1800m, from 6 career starts. Ran 6th at the course and distance last out after 5-month layoff. Lost momentum when horse ahead tripped coming into stretch. Better run may help but lacks speed.

Max Un

Has made board in 7 starts since moving to dirt. Neck 2nd behind winner last out in Nakayama 1800m on 8 September. Chronically late out of gate, but has excellent speed, late kick. Can handle heavy track. Likely favourite.

Sakura Rufen

One win and three placings, all over the course and distance, from 6 career starts. Last out a good 2nd on 14 September after 3-month layoff. Often runs on pace, can lead. Good late speed.

Sea Route

Raced predominately over 1700m to 1800m in 13 career starts. Has not won since debut win. Did post 2nd in a 1700m in Fukushima in June, but well beaten in two recent starts. Lacks speed. Not promising. 

Sei Valiant

One win and four placings from 10 career starts. Broke maiden over Nakayama 1800m in January. Racing for first time in 3 months. Races from far off pace with good late speed. Return to Nakayama could bring results, but not promising.