Practical joke represented by the first Japanese winner
Saturday, October 16, 2021 at 4:15 p.m. |
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Update: October 16, 2021 at 4:16 p.m.
Through Alain Carasso
Coolmore America’s first crop stallion Practical Joke (Into Mischief) was represented by his first Japanese winner and 15th overall when Dugat validated equally favoritism in a 1,200-yard turf girl on Saturday afternoon at Hanshin Racecourse.
Raised in Kentucky by Erv Woolsey and Ralph Kinder, the multi-stakeholder Untraveled (Canadian Frontier) son was knocked down by coach Hideyuki Mori for $ 190,000 from the McKathan Bros. draft. at this year’s OBS March sale after the March 31st foal. traveled an eighth of a mile in bullet time of: 9 4/5. The colt was so well thought out that he made his career debut at an allowance firm, finishing third in test conditions at Kokura Racecourse on August 14. Dugat narrowly missed the standings in the G3 Kokura Nisai S. on his second trip to the races. on September 5 and returned to the turf on Saturday after finishing without a place in a seven-stadium dirt girl on September 25.
The big favorite rebounded well from gate nine under Yutaka Take and crossed and cleared his rivals, covering the first quarter mile from a standing start in: 23.3 and the first 800 meters in: 45.6 then that it was well in hand. Without any stress, Dugat widened his advantage in the upper stretch and was rounded up in the final 50 meters, scoring four lengths in 1: 09.3 (see below).
Dugat is the only one of his father’s first crop starters to have made his debut in Japan so far. Mori also paid $ 750,000 for a Practical Joke filly from Peruvian champion Valiant Emilia (Per) (Pegasus Wind) at OBS March. The filly, from the family of the GII Tampa Bay Derby Helium (Ironicus) hero and now named Clos de Mesnil, is in regular training and is expected to make her debut before the end of 2021. Dugat is the third of Mori’s eight OBSMAR purchases – seven of whom started greeting this fall.
WATCH: Dugat easily graduates from Hanshin
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