Horse Racing
Tokyo Yushun (Japanese Derby) - Form Comments

27/05/2022 12:07

G1 – 2400m – Turf


Ask Wild More

Sent to the 8th favourite in the G2 Kyoto Shimbun Hai (2200m) last out but showed amazing acceleration to win the race with Japan’s record time. 


Seiun Hades

Never missed finishing on board between 1400m and 2000m in all five runs. Showed brave stretch run in the LR-Principal Stakes (2000m). 


Ask Victor More

Took his first graded race win at the G2 Yayoi Sho (2000m) when holding off the 2021 JRA champion 2yo colt Do Deuce two starts back. Failed to finish inside top three when 5th in the G1 Satsuki Sho (2000m) latest.


Matenro Leo

Winner of the G3 Kisaragi Sho (2000m) early this term but double-digit finishes in recent two starts.


Piece Of Eight

Has developed into a very consistent performer with 3 wins from 3 starts. His trainer is convinced that the 2400m should not be a concern.



Justified his 7-length win at maiden class and showed his suitability to the 2400m in the G2 Aoba Sho latest.



Experienced only over 2000m in 5 runs. Won over the course last term and scored his first graded race success at G3 in January. Accelerated but was too late in the G1 Satsuki Sho (2000m) last out.


Be Astonished

With lots of experiences took the G2 Spring Stakes (1800m) in March, but nothing left in his tank for the last 200m and finished below par in the G1 Satsuki Sho.


Justin Palace

Ran well 2nd in the G1 Hopeful Stakes (2000m) last term but struggled on the turf in the Satsuki Sho on his return from 4-month break. 


Matenro Orion

Produced a devastating late kick to finish 2nd in the latest G1 NHK Mile Cup. Distant a question but his trainer is confident of his form would be a contender.


Justin Rock

Won two races in 3 starts in 2021 but yet to win in 2 races this term. 


Danon Beluga

The quality colt by Heart’s Cry was beaten for the first time when 2.5L fourth in the G1 Satsuki Sho (2000m). Should relish the left-handed course at Tokyo.


Do Deuce

JRA 2-year-old champion colt of 2021 kicked off this term with 2nd in the G2 Yayoi Sho. Showed late burst but finished 3rd in the G1 Satsuki Sho.



Three wins in a row in the listed race (2000m) at Hanshin for his first turf run in March, but no match for the winner in the G1 Satsuki Sho (2000m) last out.



Winner of the Satsuki Sho. Unbeaten in first two starts but finished 5th in the final race last term and kicked off this term at G3 when 2nd in February. The 400 meters rise in trip should be the big factor for the Drefong colt.


Killer Ability

Marked his convincing victory in the G1 Hopeful Stakes (2000m) in December but disappointing finish on his return from 4-month layoff in the G1 Satsuki Sho (2000m) latest.


Lord Les Ailes

Two wins and two seconds from 4 starts between 2000m and 2400m. Fought well 2nd in the G2 Aoba Sho (2400m) last out. 



The unbeaten colt in first two starts since debut, the Kitasan Black colt returned from 5-month break in the G1 Satsuki Sho (2000m) but was finally pinned by Geoglyph and finished 2nd. Christophe Lemaire will be on board. Good chance.