Classic-winning filly Chrono Genesis made light of wet conditions to bound away for a six-length victory in the G1 Takarazuka Kinen.
Japan’s superstar racemare Almond Eye had to settle for second place after a slow start in the Yasuda Kinen, which was won by Gran Alegria.
In pure quality terms the best race of the weekend is probably in Japan as superstar racemare Almond Eye takes on a top-class field in the Yasuda Kinen in Tokyo.
Japan’s star three-year-old colt Contrail took his unbeaten record to five with a devastating victory in the Tokyo Yushun (Japanese Derby).
Star colt Contrail is sure to start hot favourite for Sunday’s Tokyo Yushun (Japanese Derby), the world’s most valuable Classic, where he bids to confirm superiority over arch-rival Salios.
Daring Tact keep her unbeaten record intact with a spectacular victory in the Yushun Himba (Japanese Oaks), the second leg of the fillies’ Triple Crown.
Fumio Matoba, the ‘Emperor of Ohi’, has partnered his 7,300th winner on the National Association of Racing (NAR) circuit – at the age of 63.
Japan’s number one racehorse returned to action with a superb performance on her seasonal debut in the G1 Victoria Mile.