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Sahpresa wins the Sun Chariot Stakes at Newmarket 02.10.2010

Sahpresa: Sun Chariot winner goes for the Mile Championship at Kyoto

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Sahpresa to run for new owner Yoshida in Japan

Japan: Sahpresa, the dual Sun Chariot Stakes winner, has been bought by Teruya Yoshida, the owner of Shadai Farm.

She will run for her new owner on Sunday in the Mile Championship at Kyoto.

Formerly owned by Douglas McIntyre, the Rod Collet-trained mare will be ridden by Christophe Lemaire for the first time in Sunday's Grade 1 race.  

Patrick Barbe, Yoshida's racing manager, said: "Sahpresa has been bought by Mr Yoshida, but her racing career is not finished.

"She may take in Hong Kong on the way back if she recovers well from Japan. And then she will come back to Chantilly with the aim of winning a third Sun Chariot."

Sahpresa has not run since winning the Kingdom of Bahrain-sponsored Sun Chariot in October by a length and three-quarters from Strawberrydaiquiri.

Last year, after winning the Sun Chariot, the daughter of Sahm was a fast-finishing third in the Mile Championship.

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