Japanese group seeking initial leader during Royal Ascot with Spielberg and Super Moon
June 18, 2015 - Supermoon
After a near-miss of Agnes World in 2000, Japan is still seeking a initial win during Royal Ascot going into subsequent week’s meeting.
However, hopes are high that a dual runners set to paint tutor Kazuo Fujisawa could finish that wait, according to Taka Tada, racing manager to owners Kazuo Fujisawa.
Tada is no foreigner to racing in Europe, carrying represented a series of heading Japanese performers in their prior abroad hurdles in a past, including Zenno Rob Roy and El Condor Pasa.
He rates a prospects of Spielberg, a fast-finishing leader of a Tenno Sho final Nov where he pounced late to take a scalp of another passenger in Gentildonna. He will be ridden by Christophe Soumillon.
“I consider he is a right equine for this, a right equine for Europe,” pronounced Tada. “He is a bit idle in a morning, he is not vehement in his races, he can be ridden sensitively and finish well, so we have most confidence. we can contend to Christophe ‘Enjoy your ride’.
“He hasn’t shown any limitations, he’s still improving, he never creates us disappointed. We only don’t know how good a equine he is.
“Just being here, we am really excited. It’s a really rival margin with good horses from around a world. It’s a good thing.
“After a Tenno Sho during a commencement of November, a owners and tutor were already meditative about Royal Ascot, and afterwards after a Japan Cup [in that he finished third to Epiphaneia] we were articulate about it with many people and Christophe pronounced he suspicion he was a right equine for it – right temperament, good fighter.
“Japanese horses are lerned to be quick from a stalls and he is slower than a other Japanese horses, that is because he tends to come from a off a pace, though it doesn’t matter – he can hoop anything. He has a extensive spin of foot.
“He is really happy here in Newmarket. You can see how good he has staid in each morning. we consider he likes it really much.”
Super Moon, who has been stabled along with Spielberg during Lady Cecil’s Warren Place yard, has opposite options during a meeting.
“He competence run in a Hardwicke,” pronounced Tada. “We haven’t decided. His rating is 104 so we’re looking during a Wolferton over a mile and a entertain could be a race.
“He’s here as a training partner, that’s his some-more critical job, though he’s a not a bad horse. He finished third in a Group Two in Nov over 2500m (one mile, 4 and a half furlongs), though a races here are worse so it competence be improved to go behind down in trip.
“We’ll see how a races work out. Telescope, we know is a good horse, though we also need to see a weight he gets in a Wolferton. If he has too most weight, afterwards a Hardwicke competence be a choice.
“There’s racing in Saturday in France, though if Christophe Soumillon doesn’t have a float there for a Aga Khan, he will stay and float a horse. If not, there’s copiousness of good jockeys here.”
Success for Spielberg could see Tada and owners Hidetoshi Yamamoto, who flies in to a UK subsequent Monday with his family and a dozen or so guests, extend their stay.
“The equine is requisitioned to go home, though he is also entered in a Eclipse Stakes so it all depends how he runs and what a owners and tutor wants,” pronounced Tada. “We have options to stay here if we want.
“Royal Ascot is really special to us in Japan. Our stately family have tighten connectors with a British stately family, a assembly is really famous in Japan and we are really excited.”
The final Japanese equine to line adult during Royal Ascot was Grand Prix Boss, eighth of 9 behind Frankel in a St James’s Palace Stakes during Royal Ascot in 2011.