Training Report of Foreign Entries
62nd Running of the Yasuda Kinen (G1)
June 1, 2012 (Friday)
<At Tokyo Racecourse>
Going: Firm (turf course), Standard (dirt course)
GLORIOUS DAYS (AUS, G5, brown)
- jogged and lightly cantered 12 min. in exercise arena, jogged 1/4 lap and cantered 1-3/4 laps on dirt course
(exercised from 7:41 AM to 8:06 AM, ridden by Kin Yiu Yan)
"He looks very bright, his color is good. He’s a horse that I know very well and at the moment, I’m pleased at what I see. He’s very similar to how he is when he’s in Hong Kong, but he looks more relaxed and his color probably looks better here than in Hong Kong because of the weather and that he’s enjoying the new environment.
He’s very relaxed and doesn’t get too worked up with much, but again he’s got good speed and he’s very flexible-you can put him anywhere in the race without complicating things. He has a very good finishing burst and normally runs in quick and good sectional times. He’s not used to soft ground, so as long as the rain stays away, the track and the conditions will certainly suit the horse. A slow pace wouldn’t hinder his chances-he’s not a horse that needs to be covered up, and a slow pace would give him the opportunity of being closer to his speed."
(Comments taken from Douglas Whyte)
LUCKY NINE (IRE, G5, bay)
- jogged to and from first corner to 400m point, jogged back to middle of stretch, cantered and galloped on turf course [3F: 36.9, 1F: 11.8]
(exercised from 7:39 AM to 7:56 AM, ridden by Brett Prebble)
"I just told Brett to give him a little bit of a pace work and run home the last 400. The horse was a little bit lost being in the middle of the track because he didn’t have any horses to follow. But he did the work that we wanted of him, and his recovery today was much better than it was on Wednesday. He’ll just go out and canter the next two days-he’s done all his preparation and he’s in good form.
If anything, he’s actually gotten stronger through the long season and overseas campaigns, and has toughened up which is going to be exciting for the next season.
I’m very happy and relieved with the draw (no.5)."
(Comments taken from Caspar Fownes)
"The horse seems to be focused and very comfortable with himself. He was a bit lost in the last 200m, but otherwise his work went very smooth and nice. The draw being no.5 makes the job a lot easier for the horse-he can jump and be comfortable, and I won’t have to push him into a position. He can enjoy the race and save his energy for the last spurt."
(Comments taken from Brett Prebble)