Impressive Mi Suerte scores in Japan
Taken from the European Bloodstock News, 25th September 2016:
The well-regarded Mi Suerte provided Frankel with a second win in Japan when cantering home in the newcomers’ for fillies over 1600m yesterday at Hanshin. She is the 14th individual winner for the Champion racehorse and could not have been more impressive.
She travelled well and relaxed in the middle of the field, until jockey Yuga Kawada switched her out just after the 400m pole. The filly hit top gear in a matter of strides and cruised home, with the jockey motionless in the saddle to score by two lengths from Derma Koiuta (Deep Brillante).
The 3/10 favourite clocked the last 600m in 33.7s and was never off the bridle. According to the Japanese press she is expected to run in the Gr.3 Fantasy Stakes next January en route to the Gr.1 Oka Sho.
Mi Suerte is owned by Sunday Racing and bred by Northern Farm, who purchased her dam Mi Sueno (Pulpit), the winner of the Gr.1 Debutante Stakes in a four-start career, for $1,900,000 at Fasig Tipton’s November Sale in 2012. The second dam Madcap Escapade (Hennessy), capped her career when winning the Gr.1 Ashland Stakes.
Mi Sueno failed to produce a winner from her two first foals before joining Northern Farm. She has a yearling filly by Heart’s Cry and foaled a filly by Deep Impact in April.
Image from @ayupyo