Derby points on the line at Hyacinth

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Tokyo Racecourse hosts the Listed Hyacinth S. Sunday Afternoon, a 1-mile race around a single left turn offering a total of 51 (30-12-6-3) as the third of four events that make up the Japan Road to the Kentucky derbies.’

Of the 13 males and one filly entered for the Hyacinths, a full eight are final winners but Godolphin could get the favourite Combustion (Jpn) (Discreet Cat). The first winner to complete seven furlongs in Toyko in late June, the loner followed up with a score in Chukyo and finished runners-up in his last two starts, including against Dry Stout (Jpn) (Sinister Minister) in the second leg of the series, 15th Dec. Zen-Nippon Nisai Yushun in Kawasaki (see below, SC 5). Combustion was not among the original nominees for the Triple Crown series.

Before heading to Riyadh next weekend to pilot impressive Cattleya S. winner Consigliere (Jpn) (Drefong) in the $1.5 million Saudi Derby, Christophe Lemaire has the call on board Good Deal (Jpn) (Big Arthur {Jpn}) in Hyacinth. Making his debut in a 1200m turf sprint at Sapporo on June 13, the bay colt finished fourth and has since won back-to-back starts on the dirt 1400m at Hanshin in November and on the mud at Chukyo the following month.

Crown Pride (Jpn) (Reach the Crown {Jpn}) is perfect in two trips up the post so far, each over the metric nine furlongs and each in handy fashion, including a six-length debut in Chukyo in October before a three-pointer Hanshin was last played on June 7 Seen Nov.

sea ​​fox (Into Mischief) is one of two American bred entries and the only filly in the field. Bred by Breeze Easy, the $130,000 Keeneland September yearling who became $500,000 OBS March Breezer has only one win from six starts, but has a strong first win and a good second place finish in her two attempts on the dirt.

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