Reve DīEssor Crowned
|Indsendt af Editor den 02/02/2011|
BEST TWO-YEAR-OLD FILLY
REVE D’ ESSOR (JPN)
2-year-old, filly, gray
Sire / Dam: Agnes Tachyon / Reve d’Oscar
(Sire of Dam): (Highest Honor)
Owner: Sunday Racing Co., Ltd.
Breeder: Northern Farm
Trainer: Hiroyoshi Matsuda
Jockey: Yuichi Fukunaga
Wins / Starts in 2010: 3 / 3
Earnings in 2010: ¥ 111,785,000
Principal Wins in 2010: Hanshin Juvenile Fillies (G1)
Reve d’Essor capped off a perfect debut season with her first G1 victory in the
2010 Hanshin Juvenile Fillies (1,600m) and then being named the JRA’s 2010
Best Two-Year-Old Filly for her efforts Sired by 2001 Satsuki Sho (Japanese
2000 Guineas) winner Agnes Tachyon, who has produced successful G1
winners such as Daiwa Scarlet and Deep Sky, and out of French group 1
winner Reve d’Oscar (FR), Reve d’Essor promptly won her debut in
September. She was sent to post favorite in her first grade-race challenge, the
Daily Hai Nisai Stakes (G2,1,600m), against a field of 11 male opponents.
Positioned behind due to an awkward break, the filly made headway along the
outside for the final turn, more like an old pro than a rookie in her second career
start, and then swept past the leaders to win by a roomy 1-1/4-length margin.
The victory marked the race’s first win by a filly in 14 years, since Seeking
the Pearl (USA), who went on to win the NHK Mile Cup (G1, 1,600m) at three
and become the first Japanese-trained runner to win a European group 1—the
Prix Maurice de Gheest (G1,1,300m) in 1998.
Reve d’Essor also won the final race of her two-year-old season in much the
same manner—biding her time in mid-division at a slow-developing pace and
then pouncing on the front-runners with an explosive charge along the outside.
Recent winners of the two-year-old fillies’ G1 have excelled in their three-year-
old seasons, including Vodka (2006), who won the Tokyo Yushun (Japanese
Derby), Tall Poppy (2007), Buena Vista (2008) and Apapane (2009), who
successfully claimed the Yushun Himba (Japanese Oaks). For Reve d’Essor,
who possesses equal potential with her dynamic racing style and turn of speed,
the 2011 season could be her time for stardom.
Sidst ændret: 02/02/2011 kl. 21:07