Horse Racing
Arima Kinen - Form Comments

24/12/2021 12:49

G1 – 2500m – Turf

1 Persian Knight Never tasted success since the G1 Mile Championship in 2017, but finished well 3rd at G2 and G3 respectively from latest 3 runs.
2 Panthalassa Made all the way to win the Listed (2000m) on his return in October and the G3 Fukushima Kinen (2000m) last month.  
3 Mozu Bello Ran well 2nd in this year’s G1 Osaka Hai (2000m) in April but no match for the winner since. 
4 Melody Lane Finished below par earlier this term but refreshed from summer break and showed her staying power on her return at 3-win class (3000m) latest.
5 Deep Bond Given too much hope for Japan after his runaway win at G2 Prix Foy (2400m) but no match for the winner over the heavy slippery ground in the latest G1 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (2400m). 
6 Win Kiitos Never missed on board before moving up to the graded class.  Won the 2500m-G2 in May and 1.5L 2nd at 2200m-G2 in September but ran poorly in a Hanshin G1 last out.
7 Chrono Genesis Scored in the G1 Takarazuka Kinen (2200m) in June.  On her return at the latest G1 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (2400m), she was 7th. It is her last run before her broodmare duties.
8 You Can Smile Used to be a solid performer including at G1 level, but disappointing in recent runs.  Needs to be at his best.
9 Stella Veloce Well 3rd in the first two Triple Crown races.  Won the G2 (2200m) on his return in September and ran 5.3L 4th in the G1 Kikuka Sho (3000m) latest.  Soft track should be more welcomed. 
10 Efforia Became the first 3-year-old in 19 years to win the G1 Tenno Sho Autumn (2000m) last out.  His only defeat was 2nd after the fierce duel with Shahryar by a nose in the Japanese Derby. 
11 Aristoteles 2nd in last year’s G1 Kikuka Sho.  Kicked off this term with a victory at G2 in January and well 2nd on his return at the G2 Kyoto Daishoten (2400m) in October but finished out of frame in the G1 Japan Cup (2400m) last out.
12 Shadow Diva A winner at G2 (1800m) at Tokyo in October.  Remained in contention until the last 100m but weakened in the latest G1 Japan Cup (2400m).
13 Akai Ito Showed her consistency this term, finishing on board in 6 from 7 runs.  Grabbed her long waited G1 title in the latest Queen Elizabeth II Cup (2200m) by 2L.  First run over 2500m.  Races from deep.
14 Asamano Itazura Landed the 2200m G2 St. Lite Kinen for his first graded race success in September, but no match for the winner in the latest G1 Kikuka Sho (3000m). 
15 Kiseki Contested at graded class for a long time, the 7-year-old will sign off career in the race.  Has not won for over 4 years.  4th in this year’s G1 FWD QEII Cup.
16 Titleholder Showed his supreme bounced back contest from 13th place at G2 in September and won wire-to-wire in the G1 Kikuka Sho by 5L for his first G1 title.