Ushba Tesoro shines at the $12 million Dubai World Cup at Meydan Racecourse on March 25 with a visually stunning 2 The 3/4 length victory capped off another big international night for Team Japan.
The locally well-trained Algiers appeared to have taken the game by storm, maintaining a huge lead after sprinting to the front.then jockey Kawata Yuga Active work on Ushba Tessoro. The 6-year-old died last in the stretch turn, and he responded with a devastating turn, passing everyone.Algiers ranks second Huihui Roadthe 2022 Saudi Cup champion, won the third place.
Last year’s 2022 Dubai World Cup champion, country grammarwon seventh place.
Winning the World Cup is the “biggest honor of my career so far,” said champions coach Gor Mudden.
Takagi did not disclose Ushba Tesoro’s plans. The only remaining Class I dirt track event in Japan is the Champions Cup at Chukyo Racecourse on December 3.
“We’ll go back to Japan because he’s a little vulnerable in the heat and the heat,” the coach said. “We’ll see how he’s been through the summer and make a plan for him.”
Ushba Tesoro, runner-up to the 2103 Arc de Triomphe Orfevre out of King Kamehameha mare Millefeui, completed the 2,000 meters (about 1 1/4 miles) in 2:03.25 on the fast track.
Despite a four-game winning streak at home in Japan, including the Grade 1 Tokyo Grand Store at Oi Racecourse, he’s starting out as a modest long shot in the international market.
Ushba Tesoro spent most of his early career on turf and achieved impressive results. When trainer Noboru Takagi switched him to clay courts last April, he performed very well and has now won five of six races. With dirt track racing still an afterthought in Japan, the international stage is a logical place for the horse.
Japan’s victory came at the expense of some global stars, as the country ended 1-2-3-4 earlier in the UAE derby.
country grammarLast year’s Dubai World Cup winner and two-time runner-up in the $20 million Saudi Cup bob barvertCaught wide from outside goal and ran to midfield Frankie De Tory But didn’t fare well in the race, finishing seventh, beating out over 13 lengths.
“He ran so hard in Saudi Arabia, I never went today,” said De Tori, who played in his final World Cup before retiring. “I pushed him a bit, but he felt lethargic. When they run this big, sometimes they take longer than you think to recover.”
For relations in Algiers, the defeat was a sudden awakening. The six-year-old gelding easily won two local preparation races during the Dubai World Cup Carnival season.and james doyle At the start he came from behind to take the lead, but didn’t respond to Ushba Tessoro’s surge.
Panthalassawho won the $20 million Saudi Cup in his previous fight, drew the outside wicket and was forced to fight for the lead, finishing 10th in a playoff with nothing.
Japan sent 27 horses to participate in the World Cup program, of which 8 participated in the World Cup.
Japan could not be beaten in the $1 million Emirates Derby at the Meydan on March 25, and the show’s star is now en route to Louisville. Leather Sotojak Lead Japan to a 1-2-3-4 sweep home at the end of 1,900 meters (approximately 1 3/16 miles), earning 100 points on the leaderboard en route to the world title Kentucky Derby hosted by Woodford Preserve – Enough to qualify for the competition.
“Yes, I’m going!” said 73-year-old winner Hiroyuki Asanuma, who has never been to Kentucky or Churchill Downs.
“I’ve been in the business for 30 years and this is my first big horse,” said Asanuma beamingly.
Japan’s victory was overwhelming. Dura Erede finished second, but was 5 1/2 lengths behind the leader. That’s 4 1/2 more lengths than the No. 3 Continuar, and 3 1/2 more lengths than the No. 4 Perriere.
The winner clocked a time of 1:55.81, the fastest time in the race since Mendelssohn recorded a winning time of 1:55.18 in 2018. Derma Sotogake returns $14.50 on a $2 winning bet in an international pool.
Dubai-trained Go Soldier Go was the best performer among the rest, coming in fifth. Coolmore’s hope, Cairo, never got involved seriously and finished 10th. Worcesterwell trained bob barvert, got off to a slow start and rushed up to fight for the backfield, but went home in 11th.Two imports run the trainer Doug O’NeillTall Boy and Ah Jeez finished ninth and last of 13.
“The Japanese horses in that race were really strong,” said winning jockey Christophe Lemaire. “It really means something when you win a derby by 5 1/2.
Asked about the Kentucky Derby on May 6, Le Maire said, “How can you say no to a Kentucky Derby ride? I had my first experience last year (Emirates Derby winner finished 13th) crown pride) I would love to go again. “