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Kanoya Zakura fends off Symboli Gran

REPORT: JAPAN, Sunday

Hanshin : Centaur Stakes (Turf, Grade 2) 6f

JAPAN'S richly endowed autumn programme kicked into gear on Sunday with the Centaur Stakes, the designated trial for the nation's top sprint, the Grade 1 Sprinters Stakes in early October.

Although the Centaur is part of the Global Sprint Challenge, a totally domestic renewal was won by third-favourite Kanoya Zakura (Kojiro Hashiguchi/Futoshi Komaki).

The four-year-old filly held off outsider Symboli Gran to score by a length and a quarter in a fast time of 1m 07.3s, only two-tenths of a second off the race record.

Market principals Suzuka Phoenix and Fine Grain could finish only eighth and ninth of 16 in a race worth 116 million yen (£600,000).

Suzuka Phoenix had little chance after missing the break under Yutaka Take and having to play catch-up.

Nakayama : Keisei Hai Autumn Handicap (Turf, Grade3) 1m

KISS TO HEAVEN (Hirofumi Toda/Shinji Fujita), winner of the Oka Sho (1,000
Guineas) two seasons ago, regained the winning thread.

 

 
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