Logotype beat odds-on favourite Codino in the Futurity StakesPICTURE: Masakazu Takahashi
Logotype denies odds-on Codino in Futurity
Report: Japan, Saturday
Nakayama: Asahi Hai Futurity Stakes (Grade 1) 1m, turf, 2yo
LOGOTYPE (Tsuyoshi Tanaka/Mirco Demuro) beat odds-on favourite Codino to lift Japan's championship event for juveniles.
Codino was sent-off the red-hot 30-100 favourite and went down fighting, failing by a neck to see off the late surge of the 34-1 winner, with Gottfried, under Christophe Soumillon, taking third.
Demuro said: "My colt broke well and settled in a good position behind Codino. I have always believed in his ability after he won in record time at Tokyo. Today's distance was perfect."
Tanaka added: "He is very clever. He eats and sleeps well after every training session. He has some growing up to do and there should be more to come."