Deep Impact Filly Stars in Queen Cup
Akaitorino Musume earned her first black-type and group win in the G3 Daily Hai Queen Cup at Tokyo on Saturday. In midfield three paths off the fence through the initial stages, the 4-1 second choice sat six deep through 1000 metres in :58.40. She cruised into contention at the 400-metre mark, took over a furlong from home and withstood the late runs of Art de Vivre and favoured Kukuna to win by a neck. The same margin separated that duo in second and third, respectively, while A Shin Hiten (Jpn) (A Shin Hikari Jpn) was another three-quarters of a length back in fourth.
Off the board in a Niigata newcomer affair in August, the dark bay saluted over the same 1600-metre trip in a maiden at Tokyo on Oct. 17. She made it two on the bounce with a score in the Akamatsu Sho there on Nov. 22. Saturday was her sophomore bow.
Akaitorino Musume’s victory on Saturday gave her late sire Deep Impact his 169th black-type winner and 135th group winner. Others bred on the cross of Deep Impact over a King Kamehameha mare include G1 Japanese Derby hero Wagnerian (Jpn) and MGSW & MG1SP Denim and Ruby (Jpn).
The fourth runner, winner and first stakes winner for her Japanese dual champion dam, Akaitorino Musume is a full-sister to the MGSP horse Jinambo (Jpn) (Deep Impact Jpn) and the GSP Rhinebeck (Jpn) (Deep Impact Jpn). Since foaling the winner, 2010 Japanese Filly Triple Crown heroine Apapane has a Black Tide (Jpn) yearling filly and was covered by that sire last spring.
Saturday, Tokyo, JapanDAILY HAI QUEEN CUP-G3, ¥67,440,000 (US$642,603/£464,037/€530,141), Tokyo, 2-13, 3yo, f, 1600mT, 1:33.30, fm.1–AKAITORINO MUSUME (JPN), 119, f, 3, by Deep Impact (Jpn) 1st Dam: Apapane (Jpn) (Ch. 2yo & 3yo Filly-Jpn, MG1SW-Jpn, $6,487,548), by King Kamehameha (Jpn) 2nd Dam: Salty Bid, by Salt Lake 3rd Dam: Piper Piper, by Spectacular Bid1ST BLACK-TYPE WIN. 1ST GROUP WIN. O-Makoto KanekoHoldings; B-Northern Farm (Jpn); T-Sakae Kunieda; J-KeitaTosaki. ¥35,588,000. Lifetime Record: 4-3-0-0. *Full toJinambo (Jpn) (Deep Impact Jpn), MGSP-Jpn, $833,327; andRhinebeck (Jpn) (Deep Impact Jpn), GSP-Jpn, $580,057. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree. Werk Nick Rating: A+++. *Triple Plus*.2–Art de Vivre (Jpn), 119, f, 3, King Kamehameha (Jpn)–Isabel (Jpn), by Deep Impact (Jpn). O-Hideko Kondo;B-Northern Farm (Jpn); ¥14,168,000.3–Kukuna (Jpn), 119, f, 3, King Kamehameha (Jpn)–Culminar (Jpn), by Deep Impact (Jpn). O-Carrot Farm;B-Northern Farm (Jpn); ¥8,884,000.Margins: NK, NK, 3/4. Odds: 3.90, 8.50, 2.20.Also Ran: A Shin Hiten (Jpn), Isn’t She Lovely (Jpn), Stellaria (Jpn), Salvia (Jpn), Happy Awesome (Jpn), Infinite (Jpn), Slyly (Jpn), Miyabi Heidi (Jpn), Kaito Genie (Jpn), Reframe, Main Target (Jpn), Kanari Kiken (Jpn), Leggiadro (Jpn).Click for the JRA chart and video or the free Equineline.com catalogue-style pedigree.