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Lord Kanaloa - Sha Tin - 09.12.12

Lord Kanaloa: Dubai trip not on for the Hong Kong Sprint winner

  PICTURE: Masakazu Takahashi  

Lord Kanaloa makes winning return

Report: Japan, Sunday

Hanshin: Hankyu Hai (Grade 3) 7f, turf, 4yo+

LAST year's Hong Kong Sprint winner Lord Kanaloa (Takayuki Yasuda/Yasunari Iwata) easily won his first race since early December as he prepares for the Grade 1 Takamatsunomiya Kinen.

Lord Kanaloa raced in fifth before striking for home with two furlongs remaining, holding second favourite and last year's winner Majin Prosper by three-quarters of a length. It was his ninth win from 14 starts.

His owner said the five-year-old would not head to Dubai, where he had a nomination for the Dubai Golden Shaheen, but instead compete in the Takamatsunomiya Kinen, in which he finished third last year. Iwata said: "I don't think he'll be beaten this year.

 
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