Saturday, December 4, 2010
Japan Cup Dirt
Hanshin 11 Race
If last weeks Japan Cup was G1 on steroids, then conversely tomorrows Japan Cup Dirt is a G1 on training wheels. Minus the pageantry and big names, the Dirt is still an enticing race.
The November 7th Miyako Stakes had some impressive " rating results," in particular the top two finishers. Transcend has gotten the lead in three out of his four previous starts from all different gates. Looking to be the sole pace setter here, he should have a clear run to continue what he has been doing , putting in quality starts. .
Kings Emblem came of the pace to nab a second place finish behind Transcend in the Miyako. This race could be all deja vu, as the race fractions look to be similar to those on Nov7th.
Aliseo is following in the hoof prints of Reach The Crown by switching surfaces.There is nothing to indicate that he cant be successful. I would rather be on him than off in this spot.
There are a lot of things going against Vermilion, age & layoff, just to name a few. Recent workouts give reasons to think there might be one more big race left in this savvy dirt veteran.
# 3 with 2,7,10... ￥4000 Each-Way Exacta
# 2 with 7,10 ......￥2000 Each -Way Exacta
# 3 with 1,11,13,15,16 ￥1000 Each-Way Exacta
* profit index on every ticket except 1-3, 3-1......
Posted by Keith Hagstrom at 4:31 PM