Horse Racing
Takarazuka Kinen - Form Comments

25/06/2021 15:55

G1 – 2200m – Turf

1 Unicorn Lion 5 wins at 1800m and 2000m in 18 runs.  Finished 3rd in lesser class in May when returned from nine-month layoff.  Won two on the bounce in the G3 Naruo Kinen (2000m) early this month.  Races handy or can take lead.  Has won on firm.
2 Lei Papale Remained undefeated when landed the G1 Osaka Hai (2000m) wire-to-wire against the Japanese top class horses last out.  Sits handily or leads.  No ground worries.
3 Melody Lane 3 wins at 2400m and 2600m in 23 runs.  Brave 5th in the 2019 G1 Kikuka Sho (3000m).  Five races so far this term, but no match for the winners in the last four races.  Hold-up runner.  Raced from firm to soft. 
4 Wipe Tears Four wins at 1800m and 2000m in 28 starts.  Won the lesser class in March last year but has not tasted any success since.  Finished 5th in the G3 Naruo Kinen (2000m) early this month last out.  Races from deep but can run close to speed.  Has won on firm and good.
5 Admire Alba Since 2nd in the 2018 G2 Kyoto Shimbun Hai (2200m), no match for the winners, but brave 3rd latest in the G2 Meguro Kinen (2500m) last month.  Hold-up runner.  No going worries.
6 Shironii All his four wins on dirt.  4th in the G2 Hanshin Daishoten (3000m) in March, but no match for the winner latest in the G1 Tenno Sho Spring last month.  No going issues. Best when sits handily.
7 Chrono Genesis First run since the G1 Dubai Sheema Classic when brave 2nd to Mishriff at Meydan.  6-length win in this race last year and won the Arima Kinen in December.  Races from deep but can sit handy.  No track worries.
8 Cadenas Winless since his fourth win in the 1800m-G3 Kokura Daishoten in February last year.  Out of frame in four runs between 1600m and 2000m this term, but he clocked the fastest time over last 600m in last year’s G1 Osaka Hai at Hanshin.  Best on firm going.  Hold-up runner.
9 Aristoteles Proved his talent when close 2nd to Contrail in the G1 Kikuka Sho (3000m) last term before claiming the G2 American Jockey Club Cup (2200m) in January.  Back to form latest when 2.8l 4th in the G1 Tenno Sho Spring last month.  Settles midfield or better.  Likes firm but can handle softer.
10 Curren Bouquetd’or Seven time runner-up and never missed on board in 15 starts.  Ran 0.5l 2nd in the G2 Nikkei Sho (2500m) and 3rd in the G1 Tenno Sho Spring over 3200m last out.  Settles better than midfield.  Handles any track.
11 Mozu Bello Consistent galloper with four wins from 18 runs.  Smart effort when 3rd in this race last year but finished out of frame in the G1 Arima Kinen.  Returned his form and ran 2nd in the G1 Osaka Hai (2000m) last out.  No going issues.  Runs from deep.
12 Miss Mamma Mia Four wins in 19 runs since opened JRA account at four.   Claimed the open class race (2600m) in April but finished below par in the G2 Meguro Kinen (2500m) latest.   No track worries.  Hold-up runner.
13 Kiseki Has not tasted any success since the 2017 G1 Kikuka Sho (3000m).  Showed upward curve again at seven this term, finishing 5th in the G2 Kinko Sho (2000m) and 4th in the G1 FWD QEII Cup (2000m) at Sha Tin.  Races versatile. No track worries.