Most Safety, the colt disqualified from victory within the Kentucky Derby, returns to the winner’s circle Saturday at Belmont Park. Picture courtesy of New York Racing Affiliation

Almond Eye wins Sunday’s Grade 1 Tenno Sho (Autumn) at Tokyo Racecourse. Picture courtesy of Japan Racing Affiliation

Oct. 28 (UPI) — It used to be an excellent weekend of horse racing for Japan as Lys Gracieux landed the Team 1 Cox Plate in Australia and Almond Eye returned to her dominant tactics again house, opening up a global of potentialities for her.

In England, the overall Team 1 flat race of the yr used to be postponed and moved to the all-weather observe at Newcastle — an ancient first. In France, Frankie Dettori racked up in all probability the very best Team 1 win of his profession.

And again in North The united states, Keeneland gave strategy to Churchill Downs whilst Belmont Park’s ultimate card of the yr used to be washed out amid top wind and heavy rain. Most Safety, disqualified from victory within the Kentucky Derby, returned to the winner’s circle.

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Almond Eye returned from a summertime layoff to dominate a trendy box in Sunday’s Grade 1 Tenno Sho (Autumn) at Tokyo Racecourse. With Christophe Lemaire up, the reigning Jap Horse of the 12 months tracked the speed from a ground-saving spot and located simply enough space inside of early chief Aerolithe 300 meters out to get thru to the lead. Seeing sunlight, she briefly spurted transparent, successful by way of Three lengths.

Danon Top class, the 2017 2-year-old champion, returned to shape whilst completing 2d. Aerolithe held 3rd. Two of the better-fancied after favourite Almond Eye, Wagnerian and Saturnalia, reported 5th and 6th, respectively.

Almond Eye, a 4-year-old daughter of Lord Kanaloa, completed the two,000 meters in 1:56.2, simply 0.1 2d off the direction file, to the cheers of 103,920 fanatics.

“She used to be effectively rested after an extended smash and confirmed her true power lately,” Lemaire stated. “We have been in a position to practice Aerolithe and Saturnalia in a excellent place, discovered a excellent opening at the rails and she or he simply stretched fantastically from there.”

Almond Eye swept the 2018 Jap filly Triple Crown, ruled older male opponents in an emphatic victory within the Grade 1 Japan Cup in November, the gained the Team 1 Dubai Turf on International Cup evening at Meydan. She suffered simply her 2d profession loss in June,

completing 3rd within the Team 1 Yasuda Kinen (G1) after being compromised at the beginning.

Sunday’s victory renewed hypothesis that Almond Eye subsequent fall would possibly the only to in spite of everything land the elusivie Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe for Japan and teacher Sakae Kunieda stated his filly seems up for additional demanding situations.

“I believe she has the power to toughen much more,” he advised Racing Put up. “Her subsequent problem might be the Japan Cup or the Hong Kong Cup, however we will see how she comes out of the race.”


Jap runners got here up empty within the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe however their countrymates are greater than making up for it Down Below. Only a week after Mer De Glace landed the Team 1 Caulfield Cup, Lys Gracieux got here charging down the center of the direction to win Saturday’s Team 1 Cox Plate — the race Winx gained 4 directly years prior to her retirement.

Lys Gracieux, a 5-year-old mare educated by way of Yoshito Yahagi and ridden by way of Damian Lane, turned around many of the box turning for house and rallied strongly within the ultimate 100 meters to win by way of 1 half lengths. Australian 3-year-old Castelveccio used to be 2d, trailed by way of New Zealander Te Akau Shark and Eire’s Magic Wand, who led many of the 1 1/Four miles.

Lys Gracieux picked up an enormous bonus on account of successful the Cox Plate at the again of her victory remaining day out within the Grade 1 Takarazuka Kinen again house. Lane, in the meantime, now could be positioned to turn into the primary jockey ever to win Australia’s 4 most sensible races (bar the Everest) in one yr. He previous gained the Golden Slipper aboard Kiamichi and rode Mer De Glace to victory within the Caulfield Cup.

“Those Jap horses are beasts,” Lane stated. “It is simply nice to be related to them. I will be again on Melbourne Cup Day with Mer De Glace, so let’s hope we will be able to perform a little extra injury there.”

While the Irish raiding birthday celebration got here up quick within the Caulfield Cup, it used to be a unique tale in Saturday’s Team 2 McCafe Mooney Valley Gold Cup. Looking Horn, with Ryan Moore within the irons, chased down the leaders within the overdue going after which confirmed his heels within the ultimate 100 meters, successful by way of 1 1/Four lengths, ridden out. The favourite, Mr. Quickie, used to be 2d with Downdraft 3rd. Aidan O’Brien trains Looking Horn and his son, Joseph Patrick O’Brien, handles Downdraft.

Looking Horn, a Coolmore standard-bearer, scored simply his 3rd win from 22 begins. However the 4-year-old Camelot colt may set all that proper in his subsequent get started Nov. Five within the Team 1 Melbourne Cup at Flemington.

Touring head lad T.J. Comerford stated Looking Horn used to be strangely well-behaved within the pre-race and lauded Moore’s trip.

“He used to be in nice shape getting into this and he must be suited by way of Flemington as he is slightly flexible,” Comerford stated. “It will be a large step up in go back and forth for him however you do not know till you check out it and Aidan is quietly assured that there is any other excellent day in him.”

At the down aspect Down Below:

Jockey Glen Boss has been passed a six-meetings suspension for careless driving that, barring a a hit attraction, will save you him from driving the Melbourne ante-post favourite, Constantinople. The South China Morning Put up reviews Hong Kong-based Joao Moreira is poised to take the reins if Boss is pressured off he mount.


Drenching rain washed out Saturday’s Team 1 Vertem Futurity Trophy for 2-year-olds at Doncaster, the overall scheduled Team 1 of the English flat season. However the quite a lot of racing pursuits briefly scrambled out an answer: The race might be run Friday over the all-weather floor at Newcastle, making it the primary Team 1 in British historical past to be contested over the rest instead of grass. Entries have been reopened for someone wishing to enroll in the six authentic declarations — 5 of them by way of Aidan O’Brien.

The Newcastle Tapeta direction used to be the website online of Allow’s debut in 2016.


Frankie Dettori does not have a lot hassle successful Team 1 occasions in opposition to large fields of high quality combatants. So Sunday’s Team 1 Criterium Global for 2-year-old colts and fillies at Longchamp, with just one opponent, used to be an actual “gimme”. Such a lot so, in reality, that Dettori guided Alson house first by way of 20 lengths, trailed by way of the Aidan O’Brien-trained Armory, with Donnacha O’Brien aboard.

Alson, a German-bred colt by way of Arelon, picked up his 3rd victory from 5 begins for teacher Jean-Pierre Carvalho.

Mkfancy made far and wide heavy getting into Saturday’s Team 1 Crierium de Saint-Cloud for 2-year-old colts and fillies, shook off a problem and rolled house first by way of Three lengths. Arthur’s Kingom were given by way of Legendary within the ultimate yards to complete 2d. The ones two are educated by way of Aidan O’Brien. Mkfancy, a Makfi colt educated by way of Pia Brandt, gained his 2d directly race after a career-opening 3rd.

In the meantime, again in North The united states:

Belmont Park

Most Safety, the colt disqualified from victory within the Kentucky Derby, led below drive thru maximum of Saturday’s $200,000 Grade III Daring Ruler after which edged away to win by way of 1 3/Four lengths. Story of Silence, the longest probability within the box of six, used to be alongside overdue to take 2d from True Bushes. Most Safety, a New 12 months’s Day colt, ran 7 furlongs on a quick observe in 1:20.76 with Luis Saez within the irons. It used to be his first get started since successful the Grade I Haskell at Monmouth Park July 20.

Teacher Jason Servis stated Most Safety might be despatched out for both the $600,000 Grade 1 Clark Handicap at 1 1/eight miles Nov. 29 at Churchill Downs or the $750,000 Grade 1 Cigar Mile Dec. 7 at Aqueduct.

“I have were given to speak to the (house owners, Gary and Mary West),” he stated. “However more than likely the Clark or Cigar Mile. I’ve a barn right here so it is handy. A mile and a mile and an 8th are each excellent for him. This horse can run.”

Seismic Wave got here rolling from remaining of 8 to win Saturday’s $100,000 English Channel Stakes for 3-year-olds by way of half size from the favourite, Entrance Run the Fed. Halliday led in the course of the center furlongs of the 1-mile turf take a look at and used to be simply nipped for position cash. Seismic Wave, a Juddmonte Farms homebred colt by way of Tapit, completed in 1:34.37 on excellent going with Jose Ortiz within the irons. It used to be his 3rd profession win.

Purchase Land and See took the broad path to a slender lead at mid-stretch in Saturday’s $100,000 Awad Staks for 2-year-olds, then used to be all out to hold on and win by way of a neck from late-running Pixelate. Don Juan Kitten held a temporary lead within the lane and salvaged display cash. Purchase Land and See, a Cairo Prince colt, negotiated 1 mile on excellent turf in 1:35.70 with Irad Ortiz Jr. up, selecting up his 2d win in his 3rd profession effort.

“With each and every race, he simply continues to coach effectively, and confirmed me lately he is actual,” stated Purchase Land and See’s teacher, Steve Klesaris. “He’ll Florida and in a pair weeks we will map out the place we need to move.”

Sunday’s card used to be canceled after the primary race as a result of top winds and heavy rain. Pending regulatory approval, obligatory payouts might be carried over to Friday’s card at Aqueduct. See for main points.


By the point we acquire at Keeneland once more, we will have a sexy excellent concept of the Kentucky Derby box and the snow might be long gone. Almost definitely, on each counts.

Tom’s d’Etat rallied to the lead on the three-eighths pole within the autumn assembly’s ultimate stakes, Saturday’s $200,000 Grade II Hagyard Fayette, and drew off within the ultimate furlong to win by way of Four 1/Four lenghs. Mr Freeze used to be 2d, Three 1/Four lengths greater than Bal Harbour. Tom’s d’Etat, a 6-year-old son of Good Strike, were given the nine furlongs on a sloppy, sealed observe in 1:49.17 with Joel Rosario up for teacher Al Stall Jr. Aggressive at a top degree, it used to be his 2d win of 2019.

Stall stated Tom’s d’Etat goes to the $600,000 Grade I Clark on Nov. 29, the premier tournament of the Churchill Downs fall assembly. “I will be able to’t even provide you with any ‘teacher discuss.’ We are headed for the Clark,” Stall advised Churchill Downs officers Sunday morning. “The Clark clearly units up completely from the Fayette and might be an excellent subsequent spot for this horse.”

Churchill Downs

Sunday’s all-juvenile card used to be crowned by way of the $120,000 Rags to Riches Stakes for fillies and the open $120,000 Boulevard Sense.

Within the Rags to riches, Finite stalked the speed, simply took the lead when requested by way of Ricardo Santana Jr. and kicked away to win by way of 6 lengths. Woman Glamour used to be 2d, any other 6 lengths in entrance of Long gone Glimmering. The even-money favourite, Specifically, led early and folded up, completing remaining. Finite, a Munnings filly educated by way of Steve Asmussen, ran 1 mile on a quick observe in 1:35.53. Asmussen stated to search for Finite within the $300,000 Grade II Golden Rod below the Dual Spires Nov. 30.

South Bend discovered working room between opponents in deep stretch within the Boulevard Sense, were given thru and gained by way of 1 size over Preventing Seabee. The early chief, Silver Prospector, completed 3rd. South Bend, an Algorithms colt educated by way of Stanley Hough, completed in 1:35.56 with Julien Leparoux on the controls. “It is at all times great to have a horse display this a lot ability early in his profession,” Hough stated. “He hasn’t proven me the rest but that he cannot stretch out round two turns so the Kentucky Jockey Membership on the finish of the meet would make sense.” That is a $300,000 Grade II on Nov. 30 and is a part of the “Highway to the Kentucky Derby” collection.

Santa Anita

Midcourt rallied five-wide into the stretch in Sunday’s $75,000 Comma to the Best Stakes and used to be alongside in time to win by way of a neck over Two Thirty 5. Main Rating used to be any other 2 1/Four lengths again in 3rd. Midcourt, a 4-year-old Nighttime Lute gelding from the French Deputy mare Mayo At the Aspect, ran 1 mile on a quick observe in 1:36.89. Victor Espinoza rode for teacher John Shirreffs.

Keeper Ofthe Stars rallied by way of pacesetting Giza Goddess in deep stretch to win Saturday’s $100,000 Autumn Pass over for 3-year-old fillies. Mucho Strange used to be 3rd and the favourite, Hidden Message, reported fourth. Keeper Ofthe Stars, a Nighttime Lute filly, completed 1 mile on company turf in 1:32.70 with Abel Cedillo up.


Chapalu led during Saturday’s $150,000 (Canadian) Gray Stakes for 2-year-olds, then used to be absolutely prolonged to carry the merit on the cord, defeating Muskoka Gold by way of half size. Lookinatamiracle used to be any other half size again in 3rd. Chapalu, a Kentucky-bred Flatter colt, ran 1 1/16 miles at the all-weather observe in 1:44.50 with Patrick Husbands aboard. He notched his first win 3 weeks previous at Keeneland.

Cool Shadows used to be remaining halfway thru Saturday’s $225,000 (Canadian) Princess Elizabeth Stakes for 2-year-old, Canadian-foaled fillies, rallied outdoor the leaders and were given there first by way of a neck over Merveilleux and any other head over Avie’s Samurai. The percentages-on favourite, Curlin’s Voyage, used to be fourth, any other Four 3/Four lengths in arrears. Cool Shadows, a Munnings filly, ran 1 1/16 miles at the all-weather observe in 1:45.45 with Jerome Lermyte within the irons. She made it two directly wins after completing 3rd in her profession bow.

Dixie’s Gamble shadowed the early chief, took over close to the highest of the lane and ran directly to win Saturday’s $100,000 (Canadian) Overskate Stakes for Ontario-sired horses by way of 1 half lengths. Magical Guy rallied to complete 2d whilst pacesetting Rapid Connor completed 3rd, simplest to be demoted to fourth for interference. Silent Jimmie used to be awarded display cash. Dixie’s Gamble, a 4-year-old colt by way of Gamble’s Change, ran 7 furlongs at the all-weather direction in 1:25.03 below Luis Contreras.

Golden Gate Fields

Sensible Rachel rallied three-wide into the stretch in Saturday’s $75,000 Pike Position Dancer for 2-year-old fillies and outfinished The Adrie Issue by way of half size. Convoluted used to be 3rd. Sensible Rachel, an English Channel filly out of the Smarty Jones mare Sensible Impact, ran 1 mile on company turf in 1:38.99 below Alejandro Gomez.

Mahoning Valley

Saturday used to be “Highest of Ohio” day, for state-bred steeds. The observe used to be rapid.

Unencumber dueled to the lead within the $150,000 Juvenile and drew off well within the stretch run, successful by way of 7 3/Four lengths. Original Cowtown used to be perfect of the remaining, 1 1/Four lengths to the great of Depraved Warrior. Unencumber, a Gemologist gelding, ran 1 1/16 miles in 1:45.26 with Gerardo Corrales within the irons.

Within the $150,000 John W. Galbreath for 2-year-old fillies, heavy favourite Moonlit Challenge rallied five-wide from some distance again and gained by way of 2 1/Four lengths over Nikki My Angel, who gave the impression a positive winner at mid-stretch. It used to be any other 11 1/Four lengths again to Succotash in 3rd. Moonlit Challenge, a Shackleford filly, completed 1 1/16 miles in 1:46.84 below Ricardo Mejias.

Altissimo stalked he speed within the $150,000 Dash, rallied by way of pacesetting Dare Day within the overdue going and gained by way of 3/Four size over that rival. Diamond Mud used to be any other Three lengths again in 3rd. Altissimo, a 6-year-old Noble Causeway gelding, ran 6 furlongs in 1:09.90 for jockey Christian Pilares.

Leona’s Praise led the entire manner within the $150,000 Distaff, then kicked clear of pace-pressing favourite Magna Rose and gained by way of Three lengths. Magna Rose held 2d, 1 size in entrance of Grizabella. Leona’s Praise, a 6-year-old mare by way of Folks’ Praise, ran 1 1/eight miles in 1:52.03 with Corrales up.

Forewarned got here working across the early velocity to take the $150,000 Staying power by way of 2 3/Four lengths over Mo Dont No. Over Icce used to be 3rd. Forewarned, a 4-year-old Flat Out colt, ran 1 1/Four miles in 2:04.41 with Anthony Salgado on the controls.

Zia Park

Sunday used to be New Mexico Vintage Cup Day. The observe used to be rapid.

Hustle Up led the entire strategy to a three/4-length victory over Blazing Navarone within the $185,000 Rocky Gulch New Mexico Vintage Cup Championship. The three-year-old Abstraction gelding ran 1 mile in 1:41.00. The $175,000 Peppers Pleasure Filly & Mare went to Hennessy Specific, who got here from close to the rear of the sector to overcome Red Cadillac by way of 2 lengths. The 4-year-old daughter of Roll Hennessy Roll rolled 1 mile in 1:42.39.

Perty Grimy Dude made up the entire floor within the stretch run to win the $175,000 Dash by way of half size over Rig Time. The winner, a 7-year-old complete son of Elusive Jazz, were given 6 furlongs in 1:11.88. Waltzing Attila took the lead within the lane within the $145,000 Distaff Dash and rolled house first by way of half size over the onrushing Let It Roll. Waltzing Attila, a 5-year-old daughter of Attila’s Typhoon, completed in 1:12.31.

Slewacide Squad discovered his perfect foot overdue within the $145,000 Derby, outfinishing the odds-on favourite, My Boanerges, by way of a neck. Slewacide Squad, a Slew’s Pot of Gold gelding, toured 6 furlongs in 1:11.54. Within the $145,000 Oaks, Sofia’s Present used to be an extended shot winner by way of Three 3/Four lengths over Flight Track. Sofia’s Present completed 6 furlongs in 1:12.07. She is by way of Attila’s Typhoon.

Attiliano outfinished On A Warpath to win the $145,000 Juvenile by way of a head. The Attila’s Typhoon gelding were given 6 furlongs in 1:12.55. The $145,000 Lassie for 2-year-old fillies went to Rely Them Once more. The Premeditation filly led the entire manner and completed 6 furlongs in 1:12.86, defeating Reception by way of 2 half lengths.

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